The tipping point is usually a moment of so much stress and/or expense that it makes you want to pack light for every trip after. The HPL community members share their stories in this post.
Many airlines now charge for standard carry-on luggage. To avoid fees, Caroline tested traveling with only a personal item for a weekend in Orlando. See how she did!
Get the most out of your photography gear packing list without needing to pack the kitchen sink. Here are some space-saving packing hacks for travel photographers.
The key to Simone’s ability to pack light was downsizing toiletries. She shares creative ways to reduce liquids and pack smaller and lighter containers.
Yet another benefit of packing light is that it reduces your risk of injury. Heavy luggage injuries are real, and a few HPL readers have vowed to pack less.
Mary is an overpacker but she challenged herself to downsize her luggage. She and her husband packed less, and by packing for two in one carry-on bag, they had a better trip.
Everyone coming to this site has different trip styles and needs; different items they’re (not) willing to travel without; different health issues and considerations.
Rachel went to Costa Rica prepared not paranoid, which had a huge impact on her packing. Here’s a look at her strategies for downsizing for living and working abroad, and how you can do it too.
Julie challenged herself to travel small with a 26L bag as her main luggage and learned a valuable packing lesson in the process.
Traveling with less is the name of our game, but did you know all of these reasons why solo female travelers especially should travel carry-on only?
Downsizing for family travel isn’t as tough as it might seem. Rowena tells us how she and her family have found many benefits to traveling carry-on only.
Marissa’s luggage evolved from a giant suitcase to a 30L backpack. Here’s how downsizing luggage helped her realize she didn’t need as much stuff to travel.