I’m not one of those ‘travel hackers’ that says you should only take carry on luggage.
Quite often I do take only my carry on bag for two weeks travel, although there are other times when I check a bag in as well.
Why I Check In A Bag
Ten minutes waiting for a bags isn’t going to spoil my holiday.
Yes you can manage with only 4 shirts/blouses and wash them, but that can get a bit boring, and you don’t want to be known as the ‘Same Shirt Person!‘
Going away for a couple of weeks, or more, and I would rather take 7 or 8 shirts, another pair of pants and an extra pair of shoes.
What To Check In
Basically my thoughts for a checked in bag are:
- Clothes that are nice to have, but not essential; in case the bag gets delayed (I still carry on a bag with all the essentials including spare clothes)
- Avoid anything that has a risk of being broken.(These need to be in your carry on)
- Keep the bag reasonably light (as I get older) I don’t want to be pulling 20kg + bag off the carousel or lifting it into a small hire car.