When I travel, I choose to carry-on rather than check baggage. Two years ago, this was an absolute miracle — I had to take a picture of my first carry-on experience to prove it happened because I was notorious for packing everything except the kitchen sink.
Carrying-on is amazing: (A) You don’t have to get to the airport early to check your bags, (B) you don’t have to wait for your bags once you get off your flight, (C) there is no chance for your checked baggage to get lost, stolen, or delayed. It has truly made my air traveling hassle free! I know it can be a scary thought — oh those outfits that you may need — but I promise you, if I can carry-on you can carry-on.
So next time you are going on a weekend trip or a vacation where parkas aren’t involved, try carrying on! I have pretty much perfected the process and hope these tips help you the next time you travel!