How to Travel with Only a Personal Item

How to travel with a personal bag What to pack in your personal bag for a short trip
  • Carry-on vs Personal Item: A carry-on bag is the luggage that fits into an overhead bin, while a personal item is a bag that must fit under the seat in front of you. Many airlines are now charging for a carry-on bag, but are allowing a free personal item.

  • Personal Item Bag - like a small backpack or oversized handbag

  • Clothing That Fits in a Personal Item

  • 1 Swimsuit

  • 3 Shirts

  • 1 Pair of jeans

  • 1 Pair of shorts

  • 2 Sweaters

  • Shoes

  • 1 Pair of Converse sneakers

  • 1 pair of Birkenstock Madrids

  • Gadgets & Miscellaneous

  • Camera

  • Chargers

  • Kindle

  • Miscellaneous goodies - snacks, tea, coffee, etc.

  • Contacts and glasses

  • Small amount of makeup and lotions

  • Travel hairbrush

  • Water bottle

  • Small day pack that fits into the personal item

This checklist was created by herpackinglist

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