How to Travel with Only a Personal Item

We at Her Packing List are big fans of packing light to avoid unnecessary travel stress and fees that come from having too much luggage. But would you bring only a large purse for a weekend trip?

A carry-on bag is generally the luggage that you put into an overhead bin. It can be a backpack up to around 40 liters, or a suitcase up to 22 inches. It does not fit under the seat in front of you.

Carry-on vs Personal Item

A personal item is a bag that must fit under the seat in front of you. Airlines have different restrictions for the personal item. For many, this bag can be a laptop bag or an oversized purse.

– Lanyards for our park passes – Snacks, tea, and coffee to save     money – Camera and chargers – Kindle – Small day pack that fit into the     personal item

What I Packed in My Personal Item

– Water bottle – 1 swimsuit – 3 shirts – 1 pair of jeans – 1 pair of shorts – 2 sweaters, including one   Harry Potter themed – 1 pair of Converse sneakers

– 1 pair of Birkenstock Madrids – Contacts and glasses – Small amount of makeup and     lotions – Travel sized hair brush

Yes! I didn’t buy much in the way of souvenirs, so I didn’t have to worry about my items not being able to fit back into my bag. It was a nice way to save money and keep myself from carrying unnecessary items.

Would I Do It Again?

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