We typically travel with a backpack only as it allows us to be hands free. It is faster to pack and unpack, and overall easier to move around with!

The goal is to pack as much as you can while taking up as little room as you can manage.  My best tip for packing smart is to use packing cubes!

Your personal item can usually include a purse, laptop bag, or backpack. Check out the largest size your personal item can be. It’ll be like having 2 carry-on’s instead of 1!

However, if you're traveling to a place where your favorite toiletries are not available, then pack travel sized options.