My husband convinced me on our last trip to Taiwan to travel light, packing only a carry-on bag and a personal item. I was skeptical at first, but it was such a freeing feeling to walk off of the plane, bag in hand with no worries of lost luggage. Plus it was easier to navigate taxis and trains with a lighter load. I don’t know how we would have traveled as much in Taiwan had we been lugging heavy suitcases.
Even now, before we have a final decree or travel dates, I have started planning my strategy for packing for Taiwan so we can travel light once again. In upcoming posts, I will share some tips we have learned in packing light, including:
- Luggage: Not all carry-on bags are created equal
- Versatile clothes for light travel
- What not to forget: items worth packing
We flew Eva Air last time and will likely do so again. While US air carriers limit the size of the carry-on bag to what you can fit into the little metal contraption at the airport, Eva Air weighs the carry-on baggage to ensure it is within the weight limit of 15 lbs. That is not much considering some carry-on bags weigh 11 lbs. with nothing inside. It is a challenge to keep our bags within that weight limit but if the bag is much heavier it is a pain to haul around.