Travelocity: 10 Tips to Pack for 10 Days Carry-On

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10 Tips to Pack for 10 Days Carry-On

Since airlines introduced paid luggage, we have tried everything to avoid those fees. Checking in baggage is no longer the luxury it formerly was and so I’ve had to come up with alternatives. And the best alternative is to travel with carry-on. So I devised ten carry-on tips to help pack for ten days.

Tips to pack carry on - Explore With Erin luggage

2×5 = 10

For 10 days of travel, 2 bottoms, and 5 tops.

Tips to pack carry on - Clothes

Mix and Match

Make sure all your outfits go together so you have any number of outfits to choose from during your vacation.

Be Savvy About the Clothes You Wear

Wear the heaviest clothes you own.

Tips to pack carry on - What you wear

Pack Travel-size Toiletries

Most pharmacies sell travel-size toiletries, but if you can’t find what you are looking for then purchase travel-size bottles under 100ml to keep in your carry-on.

Use Packing Cubes

Chances are you will be living out of that suitcase, so invest in some packing cubes to find what you are after quickly and keep things in order.

Tips to pack carry on - packing cubes

Choose Your Electronics

Make wise decisions on whether you really need a camera or just your phone.

Minimize Cables and Chargers

Once you have your electronics all set, minimize the cables and chargers.

Tips to pack carry on - luggage

Do Your Laundry

Carry a spare packing cube or bag to stuff that laundry in.

Take Scales

The best way to be prepared for 10 days in one carry-on is with a travel scale.

Tips to pack carry on - scales

Buy Smart Gifts

Pick gifts like magnets, key rings, items of clothing, plush toys, postcards, stickers.


Read the whole article here: 10 Tips to Pack for 10 Days Carry-On



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  • Haley

    Really amazing tips.

  • Rohan Bhalla

    I find these tips quite rational and helpful for my future references. Good job.

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    • Erin

      You do not have a comment here. Where is your original comment?

  • Charles McCool

    I have traveled for months with one carry on. Doing laundry is definitely one of the reasons. I like to book a vacation rental (VRBO, AIrbnb, etc.) every once in awhile to wash the clothes. Very convenient. I have never used a scale so I cannot attest to its usefulness.

    • Erin

      Love my scale. Australia is very strict with it 7kg carry on rule.

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