Travelling light is an art, and travelling with carry on only on your gap year makes everything so much easier. But how do you pack for a carry on only trip? You have to know how to pack lighter and smarter, just like experienced pro travellers! Here are the fundamentals every first time backpacker needs to know.
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Great tips. I’d recommend packing cubes to help organize your clothes. This makes it much easier then rolling up your clothes. In terms of a daypack consider a daypack that can pack in on itself. My daypack rolls into a ball. This saves space in my carry on and allows me to whip it out quickly if needed. I use a Osprey Porter 46L as my main carry on pack. The bag has straps and “wings” to help it cinch down to fit into the overhead luggage. The final tip I’d like to add is get in line to board early! You don’t want to be late and miss out on the overhead storage space being taken by other passengers. Airlines may force you to check your carry on.
Thanks Tony, awesome advice. I love packing cubes too and tend you use them more in my main pack.
Definitely agree with packing cubes! They have become a complete game changer for me!
Thanks for the great job you have done on this post, good tips for travelling lightly.
Thank you 🙂