How often do you travel with too much luggage?

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1. Posted by 14redmanoli (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

i was wondering what your thoughts where on this idea. which is a garment based at teenagers that can be easily stored and is used for different occasions.

2. Posted by Dymphna (Budding Member 93 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

With the cost of checking a bag, no. I am careful about how much I take. If it is a long trip, I plan to go to a laundry mat. Roll your clothes and you will be able to put more into your suitcase. If I plan on purchasing items while gone, I have packed an extra bag for the way back.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2129 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Are you going to tell us about a wonderful product that "can be easily stored and is used for different occasions?"

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When I fly overseas I always have a carry on bag bad that meets the allowed weight and one check in bag. I have been traveling this way for over 20 years. Since the check in bag doesn't cost anything for overseas flights on the airlines I choose, why not have spare clothes and maybe some extras that make the trip more enjoyable.?

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Nov-2018, at 10:12 by karazyal ]

4. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 449 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I never travel with too much luggage or with a huge suitcase. My bag is never heavier than 15kg, even if I'm away for 2 weeks: it's usually around 10kg or less.

I roll my clothes, I wash things in my hotel room, for cooler climates I pack clothes I can layer.... and I'm very happy to wear things more than once.

> a garment based at teenagers that can be easily stored and is used for different occasions

This idea sounds remarkably similar to a previous question and is, I assume, related to the same school/college/university 'textile project'.

To save everyone's time and effort in repeating their answers I suggest you have a look at the replies on that thread:

https://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=113848

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Nov-2018, at 10:14 by leics2 ]

5. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1142 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Never! Wherever we're going it's a 7kg, 35L carry-on bag plus a camera bag for lenses and the like - no room for anything superfluous.

6. Posted by Dymphna (Budding Member 93 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I do have to tell a story. When my sister graduated from High School the folks took her on a trip to Europe. One of the bags my father was carrying had gifts in it for those they were visiting. As the trip went along he noticed that the bag was not getting much lighter. He asked my mother what was in it, she said, ask your daughter...she didn't know which shoes to pack so she had packed all her shoes and my dad had carried that bag all over Europe. LOL

7. Posted by Teoni (Respected Member 616 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I have never been over weight but I did come close on my last trip. Everywhere we stayed around Polynesia they kept giving us shell or seed leis. I would chuck them in the suitcase without much thought and on the last flight home I discovered they actually added quite a bit of weight and I was only a few hundred grams from being overweight.

8. Posted by tania_gromenko (Budding Member 9 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I never Traveled taking much of Luggage. I just prefer to be worry free about stuff I carry along. As I'm shopaholic person, I always keep space for my shopping articles to fit in.

9. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 1162 posts) 6w 1 Star this if you like it!

I gotta say, your garbled sentence structure and focus on travel clothing makes me think you're that guy who wants to make a travel jacket. Is that you? Because I, as a 17 year old girl, just have to travel with my distressed pink classic jean jacket. I drew a sweet RUSH logo on the back

Seriously, I really don't get your question. Could you expand a little?

Seriously, please respond at least once, because otherwise I gotta eat a little crow, here.

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Nov-2018, at 00:32 by Piecar ]

10. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 845 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Is the actual question, "How often do you travel with too much luggage?" If so, the answer would probably be never. We each take a carry-on bag that we check and a small backpack to carry on the plane no matter the length of the trip. We do our laundry every week and are just fine. Buying weird clothes just to travel makes no sense. We take what we use daily at home and it works just fine on our travels.