If you thought travelling with just carry-on luggage was for only weekend getaways and business trips, think again. With carry-on only airfares getting cheaper all the time, more travellers are choosing to travel light. When you start planning your next holiday, keep in mind that warmer climates are the easiest places to visit with just carry-on baggage. Even if you're headed overseas, you'd be surprised at how much you can squeeze into a compact cabin bag.
Looking for a destination where you won't need a ton of luggage? Here are our tops picks.
Airlie Beach, Queensland
Make the most of Queensland's sunny climate by paying a visit to Airlie Beach, an idyllic little city in The Whitsundays. Apart from its glorious weather and a lively nightlife, what really stands out about Airlie Beach is its laidback vibe. Dress codes aren't a huge deal, so you won't need to pack too many fancy outfits. Unless you plan on staying for an extended period of time, an overnight bag should suffice.
Famed for its beautiful beaches, Kuta is one of Bali's major tourist cities. The weather is warm all year round, so you won't have to pack any bulky winter clothes. It practically impossible to run out of things to see and do in Kuta, but these are some of the city's most popular attractions:
- Kuta Beach
- Vihara Dharmayana Temple
- Circus Waterpark
- Kuta Sea Turtle Conservation Site
- The Dream Museum Zone.
If you'd like to roam around some of Bali's other regions during your trip, a carry-on size backpack won't weigh you down.
Worried about not being able to fit all your travel essentials into a cabin bag? The great thing about Bali is how few necessities you'll need! A small selection of summery outfits, a pair of bathers and some basic toiletries can get you through at least a week in Bali. For more handy travel tips that apply to this part of the world, our blog post on Luggage for Travelling Around Asia can tell you everything you need to know.
The Gold Coast, Queensland
Cities don't get much sunnier than the Gold Coast. This iconic tourist destination offers the best of both worlds - you can either experience the ultimate in luxury by staying at a fancy resort, or enjoy a slightly thriftier holiday in a budget-friendly hostel.
Of course, no matter where you go, you'll likely have to carry all your possessions with you while you travel, so it's important to keep them secure. A travel lock should do the trick, and to protect your credit card from high-tech pickpockets, invest in RFID protected shoulder bag.
Fancy jetting off to Honolulu for a little rest and relaxation? You might think Hawaii is too far away to visit without a lot of luggage, but carry-on suitcases have come a long way in the last few years. Thanks to clever space-maximising features, it's now easier than ever to fit lots of clothes and toiletries into a carry-on size suitcase. Just remember that most international flights come with strict carry-on limits. Every kilo counts, so play it safe by investing in a luggage scale.
Don't let pricey plane tickets stand in the way of your wanderlust! With a quality carry-on bag, you can make the most of cheap fares and travel as far and wide as you want.