Lightweight Luggage: Traveling on the Fly

I’m a geeky traveler and don’t leave home without essentials as digital camera, iPhone, Flip video camera, GPS, laptop and all the cords required to keep everything juiced up. I also like to travel with carry-on bags so having lightweight luggage is key, since it reduces my “Grapes of Wrath” appearance and saves my back.

Shopping for Lightweight Luggage

Shopping for Lightweight Luggage

Yes, I realize there are those experienced travelers who look down on travelers like me who opt to carry-on my lightweight luggage when they check everything but their wallet and smart phone. But I’m a good carry-on luggage passenger, I’m not one who smacks other passengers with my bags or seeks assistance stowing them. I’m quick and efficient and guarantee I am not the one blocking the aisle and slowing down the loading process.

My reasoning for having my bags with me is that it makes me flexible to travel on the fly, especially with missed connections. Everyone knows TSA has that rule you need to fly with your luggage (except when the airlines lose your luggage!) so when they’re in hand, grabbing the first available flight is much easier.

My friends Become is a resource to find luggage of all types by scouring the Internet for the best deals and allows site visitors to comparison shop just about everything ranging from home and garden items to travel gear. It’s been a while since I’ve shopped for luggage and I’m excited about the cute and fashionable lightweight luggage available these days.

Thank you to Become for supporting my traveling habit.

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Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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  1. I totally agree with you. Carrying on your luggage is the smart way to travel because of several reasons. One, you have to pack light since there is limited space available. Two, your luggage is safe from theft, damage, delay, or misrouting. Three, you save yourself the hassle of waiting endlessly for your bag at the airport carousel. And finally, last I checked, airlines hadn’t started charging for them like they do for checked-in luggage. I have decided I am only going to travel with carry-on luggage from now on and even placed an order for this 22” BRX upright from Briggs & Riley. I’ll test it out on my trip to Niagara Falls in a month or two.

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