Packing Light & Right: Bags & Travel Gear

Packing Light & Right: Bags & Travel Gear

In this travel class on packing light, Sarah Murdoch gives you a tour of her carry-on-the-plane-sized luggage (with everything she needs for several weeks in Europe), and outlines the pros and cons of backpacks vs. rolling bags. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.

3 Comments

  1. Chris Grooms on July 11, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Americans scoff at those bags, but when you get to Europe, a lot of men are carrying them.



  2. Rick Wieland on July 11, 2018 at 8:07 am

    I need to carry a fair amount of stuff. I’m older so I have a lot of medications and my cpap which consists of the unit, plus hose plus mask and a jacket and a change of under garments, and my electric gear chargers, flash drives etc for long trips. That all goes into my over head bag. I keep my lap top camera, kindle in my under the seat bag. Then I check a big bag. That’s my clothes, cooking gear, mosquito netting, washing gear in my big checked bag, musical instruments… I typically travel for months at a time so I don’t pack light. I want my comfort stuff. The big bag is a duffle on wheels. Once it’s in the room I’m staying in it gets put away. My over head back pack becomes my safe and is chained to a something permanent. And I use my mess anger bag for day trips. I also have a sleeveless safari jacket I wear Shen traveling with zippers. That’s where my pass port and glasses, sun glasses etc live. I’d do it differently if I was a 10-14 day traveler.



  3. ker der on July 11, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Rule.. At boarding they see wheels they check size… No wheels just on shoulder.. Hehehe no problem