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 for more European travel information.


  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