The essence of carry on only travel is packing light and never traveling with more than you truly need.
Of course, what you truly need varies greatly by trip and is determined by more than just your destination.
- Are you traveling in winter or summer?
- Are you attending business meetings, or are you off on an overland adventure that will take you off the beaten track?
- Do you have kids, or are you traveling solo?
- Are you going for a long weekend get away or a six month expedition?
We’re here to help.
Here, you’ll find an ever evolving collection of packing lists to help you narrow your choices and hone your packing light skills.
We won’t tell you what to pack. We’ll show you what we packed for adventures ranging from weekend escapes to epic international adventures, never in more than a carry on, of course.
Carry On Basics
- The Definitive Packing List breaks down the basics for you, from paperwork, to toiletries to electronics and clothing; this is the list to start with
- How to Build a Travel Capsule Wardrobe teaches you to master the art of simplicity in your wardrobe and use it to your advantage
- The Minimalist Packing List for Normal People will help you take what you’ve learned and take it to the next level
Carry On Packing Lists
Take the Class
Packing Lists by Climate
Packing Specialty Items
Packing Lists by Trip Type
- Study Abroad Packing List
- Long Haul Flight Packing List
- Attending a Wedding, Carry On Only
- Packing for the Peace Corps
- 6 Months, One Carry On, Your Long Haul Packing List
- Weekend Packing List for a Quick Escape
- Summer Music Festival Packing List
- Conference Packing List
- Wedding Travel: The Weekend Packing List
- Student Travel: Carry On Your Adventures
- Digital Nomad Packing Tips
- Long Term Travel Packing List
- What to Pack for a Cruise
- Ski & Snowboard Packing List
Packing Lists by Destination
- Alaska Packing List
- San Francisco Packing List- Year Round
- USA Road Trip Packing List
- NYC Packing List
- East Bay Escape: Marin Headlands & Port Reyes
- Montana in the Fall Packing List
- Colorado Weekend Getaways: Expect the Unexpected
- Boston Packing List
- Eastern Canada Summer Packing List
- Summer Escapes USA: Tips for Last Minute Trips
- Hawaii Packing List
- Mexico Packing List
- Las Vegas Packing List
- What to Pack for Seattle