Surprising Benefits of Traveling With Only Hand Luggage

Traveling light comes with a long list of surprising benefits, and here’s a couple of reasons why you should consider boarding your next flight with nothing but hand luggage.

No Baggage Fees

You usually have to pay pricy baggage fees when you want to travel with checked luggage. That won’t be a problem if you only have a carry-on in hand, since it’s usually free of charge to bring it along.

Time Saver

You can also save a lot of time traveling with hand luggage. There’s no need to wait in long lines to check your suitcases and the baggage carousel will become a thing of the past.

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@away luggage or bust 🧳 A few reasons why The Carry-On and The Everywhere Bag are the ONLY carry-on items I’ll ever use (I’ve given this speech IRL to @melmelfox when she visited me in Richmond, to @annaesomers at her bachelorette party, and about a zillion other people): • The Carry-On is durable but super light, so you can easily lift it into the overhead bins — which it will fit perfectly inside every time • It also has an ejectable battery and USB ports to charge your freaking devices! No more frantically searching for an outlet when your phone is at 2% on your layover • The Carry-On has 360-spinner wheels that make it easy to drag every which way, plus comfortable handles on top and on the side in case you need to lift it for stairs or uneven terrain • It also has an interior compression system, so you can fit way more stuff in here than in a standard carry-on — I can pack for two weeks in this thing, easy • The Everywhere Bag is designed to slide over the handle of any Away suitcase, so you can secure it to the top of The Carry-On and pull them both around easily vs. schlepping another bag over your shoulder • It has six interior pockets to keep all your stuff organized and easy to grab when you need it, PLUS an exterior pocket for your phone or ticket, PLUS a laptop pocket that fits up to a 15-inch computer • There’s a zippered waterproof umbrella pocket at the bottom so you can easily pull it out if it’s raining, then pop it back in the pocket once you’re back inside so you don’t get the other items in the bag wet • The Carry-On comes with a lifetime guarantee in case *anything* ever goes wrong. And you can try both The Carry-On and The Everywhere Bag for 100 days and return them at any time if they don’t work for you. So really, there’s no risk here! This isn’t even an ad, y’all (although if Away wanted to sponsor me, I wouldn’t say no!) — I just truly love these products. If you’re thinking about buying either, a) you should and b) DM me and I’ll send you my referral link for $20 off your first bag or suitcase ✈️ You’ll thank me later! #AnOrganizedAdventure 📷: @melmelfox

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Traveling with a carry-on is also stress-free since you never have to worry if your luggage will end up getting lost or damaged. You’ll have instant access to all your valuables, which can come in handy during long international flights.