Over the last few years — save for those when travel was nothing but a fantasy — the way we holiday has shifted. Though this trend was establishing itself long before 2020, the “grounded years” have only exacerbated and cemented the vogue for peppering the year with minibreaks, rather than a one-off, albeit lengthier, time away in the throngs of summer.
Now, every moment of the holiday becomes all the more precious as we aim to maximise each second of those long weekends spent on foreign soil. One of the most prevalent ways to do this is by simply opting to not check luggage and fly away with just hand luggage instead. Simple, right?
Well, that depends what sort of packer you are. Travelling light is certainly a skill that is easier for some than others, which means it might require some extra thought and consideration. When the size of your suitcase is smaller, editing becomes a key word as every item has to earn its space with no room for overspill.
If you’ve opted to save those precious pounds and time by forgoing the checked luggage option, here are some key words of advice and factors to consider before you head to the departure gate.