Carryon for 7-day FL vacation?

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Carryon for 7-day FL vacation?

Post by Keepcalm » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:18 pm

Am I dreaming to think I can get away with a carryon?

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Post by drk » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:22 pm

Unless you plan to bring fishing tackle or SCUBA equipment, that's an extremely easy trip to pack for.

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Post by dave_k » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:25 pm

I almost always just use carry-ons when travelling. For FL you won't need bulkier clothes, so it should be easy. My wife and I just got back from two weeks away, with half in a cold climate and half in a warmer climate (different clothes needed, but no return home in between), including some extra stuff acquired over the holidays, and used only carry-ons.

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Post by abner kravitz » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:38 pm

Go commando and you'll save lots of luggage space.

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Post by Keepcalm » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:04 pm

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Post by remomnyc » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:06 pm

100% doable. Make sure your carry-on bag fits in overhead and then bring a backpack as your personal item to stow under your seat. Limit yourself to one pair of shoes besides the ones you're wearing since that's the bulkiest item. For Florida, I wear sneakers and bring flats and flip flops, which take up little space.

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Re: Carryon for 7-day FL vacation?

Post by Miriam2 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:20 pm

South Florida here - it DOES get down to a frigid 59-49 degrees here sometimes in the winter and we have to bring out our LLBean fleece 8-)

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Post by smitcat » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:30 pm

Keepcalm wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Am I dreaming to think I can get away with a carryon?
Leaving Tuesday for Fla for 9 days - always a carryon, never a problem.

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Post by lws6772 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:52 pm

Keepcalm wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Am I dreaming to think I can get away with a carryon?
I once flew to Seattle for 7 days(Feb) with nothing but the clothes on my back and what I could carry in my pockets. A few years ago we went to Rome, Paris and London for 15 days, all I used was half the space in a child's size luggage. I was stopped at customs in Dallas and the inspector commented that I didn't have much for a 2 week(Dec) trip. My wife piped up and said, "you should see him travel in the summer". I now only travel with what I can place under the seat in front of me. Jack Reacher doesn't have much on Grandpa. :D

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Post by Hockey10 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:58 pm

I have used only a carry-on for multiple trips to Europe and Florida. These were all 8 - 10 day long trips. You can do it too - especially going to FL.

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Post by DrGoogle2017 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:16 pm

It should be easy. We plan on just carry on for our 7-day in Hawaii. Last year we had carry on for 2 months in Europe. There’s a reason the French invented perfume. Lol, ok, I kid.
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Post by MJS » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:39 pm

If you're fairly robust, use a duffel or backpack instead of wheeled luggage - most packable space, easier to squeeze into crowded overheads. On a spinner bag, wheels & handles can use 10-20% of total cubic inches.

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Post by mountaingoatcos » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:55 pm

I think it's a great idea to just use a carry-on. About a year ago, I started traveling with just a carry on for the majority of my trips. I took a business trip to San Francisco for 8 days and just lived out of the carry-on case with 4 days of clothes. I look before where are laundromats so I can wash clothes in between. I find it much more enjoyable to travel with such the light amount.

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Post by livesoft » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:59 pm

Keepcalm wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Am I dreaming to think I can get away with a carryon?
I went to Hawaii for a week. I took only swim shorts, swim shirt, a snorkel, some fins, a prescription face mask, and a tooth brush. I knew that where I was staying had toiletries, towels, and a washer/dryer. I was going to buy a new Hawaiian shirt and was wearing sandals, shorts, and an old Hawaiian shirt.

I could've stayed a month with the same kit.
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Post by goingup » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:18 pm

Easily. I took a 7 day cruise followed by 3 days in FL using a carry-on. Took additional backpack for books, ear phones, iPad, etc. The trick is clothes that don't wrinkle and match well with each other. Minimal shoes. One jacket. No bulky sweaters or sweat-shirts.

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Post by theplayer11 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:31 pm

Keepcalm wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Am I dreaming to think I can get away with a carryon?
lol...we use carry ons for 2 week European vacations in the Winter

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Post by Toons » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:37 pm

Shoes.
Shorts.
Few t shirts
underwear,,
If you need anything else ,
purchase it when you get there,
Before you leave if you don' t want to carry it back
Donate it,
Put a smile on someone's face who is less fortunate
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Post by Jack FFR1846 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:52 pm

Every hotel I've ever stayed at has a washer and dryer for guest use. I've always brought 3 days worth of clothes with me and washed every 3 days. I tend to bring one back pack, which includes my laptop and charger so I can watch movies on the plane. When I traveled for a living, this helped tremendously. My connection plane was stuck in Ft. Lauderdale because of wind. I easily jumped another flight because everything was on my back and nobody had to worry about checked bags.
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Post by michaeljc70 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:54 pm

It obviously depends how you like to travel and what you will be doing. If you are going to be hanging out mostly in flip flops and beach attire, then yes. If you like going to fancy restaurants in different outfits every night, then no. I am not a light packer so that would be tough for me for 7 days. If it was borderline and it was going to cost me $60-$100 to check a bag roundtrip, I might try to squeeze by with a carry-on because I'm cheap and hate giving the airline that extra money.

I was in Europe for 19 days in Nov and made it on one checked bag and thought that was an accomplishment :shock: .
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Post by GerryL » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:58 pm

If I can go to France for a month with a carry-on size suitcase, you should be able to manage 7 days in Florida.

That said, when I go to FL for 2 weeks I take a full-size suit case because I bring work clothes and fill the rest of the suitcase with stuff to donate at the place I volunteer.

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Post by SrGrumpy » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:58 pm

theplayer11 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:31 pm
Keepcalm wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Am I dreaming to think I can get away with a carryon?
lol...we use carry ons for 2 week European vacations in the Winter
Likewise, but for 2-month European vacations (albeit not in Winter).

Have we come full circle? Packing like they do on Downton Abbey?

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Post by jerryk68 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:13 pm

My wife and I usually check one bag between us on most trips. We carry on a laptop and maybe some reading material. I don't want TSA going through our clothes and consider the $50 round trip check baggage fee worth it. TSA agents search many bags during their shift and they usually change their gloves or they are suppose to change those gloves but the sleeves of their shirts still touch both clean and dirty clothes during their searches. Think about it. I consider the fee as a cost of travel and the time involved getting bags insignificant. Mostly, I just don't want anyone touching my stuff.

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Post by theplayer11 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:25 pm

jerryk68 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:13 pm
My wife and I usually check one bag between us on most trips. We carry on a laptop and maybe some reading material. I don't want TSA going through our clothes and consider the $50 round trip check baggage fee worth it. TSA agents search many bags during their shift and they usually change their gloves or they are suppose to change those gloves but the sleeves of their shirts still touch both clean and dirty clothes during their searches. Think about it. I consider the fee as a cost of travel and the time involved getting bags insignificant. Mostly, I just don't want anyone touching my stuff.
one lost bag will probably change your thinking. Happened to us and will never again. The freedom of not having a checked bag to pick up and roll around is a great feeling.

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Post by Cycle » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:35 pm

I carry on my brompton bike and stuff my clothes camera in a messenger bag under the seat in front of me. A bike is much larger than a DSLR and lens...

Many of the highly experienced business travelers on BH have evolved to just carrying a very small duffel bag... Thinking roller carry-ons are for cavemen.
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Post by SrGrumpy » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:36 pm

jerryk68 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:13 pm
TSA agents search many bags during their shift and they usually change their gloves or they are suppose to change those gloves but the sleeves of their shirts still touch both clean and dirty clothes during their searches. Think about it.
I am thinking: I don't think you should be flying. Or leaving the house.

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Post by tibbitts » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:37 pm

jerryk68 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:13 pm
My wife and I usually check one bag between us on most trips. We carry on a laptop and maybe some reading material. I don't want TSA going through our clothes and consider the $50 round trip check baggage fee worth it. TSA agents search many bags during their shift and they usually change their gloves or they are suppose to change those gloves but the sleeves of their shirts still touch both clean and dirty clothes during their searches. Think about it. I consider the fee as a cost of travel and the time involved getting bags insignificant. Mostly, I just don't want anyone touching my stuff.
TSA will open your checked bags if they feel like it - thus the notion of "TSA locks." I have had notes left in my checked bags saying "TSA was here", or something to that effect.

But as a practical matter, TSA will usually not open your carry-on or your checked bag unless they are doing random checks or they find something suspicious upon x-ray. Maybe one in ten times? Not sure what other's experiences are.
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Post by Cycle » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:39 pm

jerryk68 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:13 pm
My wife and I usually check one bag between us on most trips. We carry on a laptop and maybe some reading material. I don't want TSA going through our clothes and consider the $50 round trip check baggage fee worth it. TSA agents search many bags during their shift and they usually change their gloves or they are suppose to change those gloves but the sleeves of their shirts still touch both clean and dirty clothes during their searches. Think about it. I consider the fee as a cost of travel and the time involved getting bags insignificant. Mostly, I just don't want anyone touching my stuff.
Do you put a sterile drape on your airline seat before sitting down? :sharebeer
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Post by tibbitts » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:40 pm

Keepcalm wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Am I dreaming to think I can get away with a carryon?
It is a personal decision. If your entire 22 inch roll-aboard is filled with photography equipment, no. If you have to carry a moderately serious tripod, no.
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Post by Trism » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:45 pm

Next month we are going to Hong Kong for a week. Never occurred to me to check a bag.

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Post by stimulacra » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:06 pm

I gave up the dSLR and dedicated camera bag for a FujiFilm rangefinder a few years ago, never looked back.

At some point I might add a superzoom to the mix, more for reference photos than glory shots.

Got me down to a carry-on and one personal bag. Even managed to fit a compact meFOTO tripod into my current rollout.

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Post by michaeljc70 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:18 pm

To those that travel 7+ days with a carry on, do you buy your liquids upon arrival or when you run out? In a quart bag I can't carry more than a few days worth of liquids (mouthwash, shaving cream, sunscreen, toothpaste, etc.).

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Post by theplayer11 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:35 pm

michaeljc70 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:18 pm
To those that travel 7+ days with a carry on, do you buy your liquids upon arrival or when you run out? In a quart bag I can't carry more than a few days worth of liquids (mouthwash, shaving cream, sunscreen, toothpaste, etc.).
I use hotel provided items along with what I bring(minimal)

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Post by SrGrumpy » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:41 pm

michaeljc70 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:18 pm
To those that travel 7+ days with a carry on, do you buy your liquids upon arrival or when you run out? In a quart bag I can't carry more than a few days worth of liquids (mouthwash, shaving cream, sunscreen, toothpaste, etc.).
I don't bother with quart bags in the USA, but European airports are another matter. I don't use mouthwash or shaving cream. I buy sunscreen at the destination, and usually have to jettison it, which is irksome.

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Post by whodidntante » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:50 pm

I've lived for two weeks in India including extra food with a carry on, so you should be OK. Specifically, I used this backpack. Roll up your clothes.

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Post by munemaker » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:51 pm

Why do you want to do this?

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Post by drk » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:17 pm

jerryk68 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:13 pm
My wife and I usually check one bag between us on most trips. We carry on a laptop and maybe some reading material. I don't want TSA going through our clothes and consider the $50 round trip check baggage fee worth it. TSA agents search many bags during their shift and they usually change their gloves or they are suppose to change those gloves but the sleeves of their shirts still touch both clean and dirty clothes during their searches. Think about it. I consider the fee as a cost of travel and the time involved getting bags insignificant. Mostly, I just don't want anyone touching my stuff.
You seem to be under the impression that there are no searches of checked baggage. That is a faulty assumption.

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Post by RudyS » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:26 pm

Miriam2 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:20 pm
South Florida here - it DOES get down to a frigid 59-49 degrees here sometimes in the winter and we have to bring out our LLBean fleece 8-)
But if you are coming from a colder location, the warmer clothes will be on your back.

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Post by Bmac » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:32 pm

SrGrumpy wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:36 pm
jerryk68 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:13 pm
TSA agents search many bags during their shift and they usually change their gloves or they are suppose to change those gloves but the sleeves of their shirts still touch both clean and dirty clothes during their searches. Think about it.
I am thinking: I don't think you should be flying. Or leaving the house.
Ok. That was a real LOL moment for me.

Agree with almost everyone that carry on for a week should be easy. Consider rolling up your clothes when packing.

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Post by Nicolas » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:39 pm

I’ve toured Europe three times with just a carryon, once for more than three weeks. My wife traveled with me and she did the same. We follow the Rick Steves method.

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Post by Miriam2 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:43 pm

RudyS wrote:
Miriam2 wrote: South Florida here - it DOES get down to a frigid 59-49 degrees here sometimes in the winter and we have to bring out our LLBean fleece 8-)
But if you are coming from a colder location, the warmer clothes will be on your back.
Hmm, yes, but Rudy, I need LOTS of fleece :D

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Post by climber2020 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:52 pm

Keepcalm wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Am I dreaming to think I can get away with a carryon?
I've traveled for a month with a Jansport backpack. Just pack a few sets of clothes that dry quickly, do a small wash every day, and don't pack a bunch of garbage. Very easy.

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Post by goodlifer » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:54 pm

lws6772 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:52 pm
I once flew to Seattle for 7 days(Feb) with nothing but the clothes on my back and what I could carry in my pockets.
If I tried that, my pockets would be stuffed with clean underwear and I would be subjected to additional TSA questions.

Here I was all proud of myself for flying to New Orleans for 4 days with nothing but a backpack for my things and a mostly empty suitcase for gifts and my sound machine, and here people are going for weeks at a time with a small carry on. I just can't do that. I don't want to try. I do use travel space bags, but I need clean clothes, and a curling iron, and a hair dryer ( a real one, not the little tiny ones) for my almost waist length hair, and make up, and above all else, room for gifts for the kids. I like to buy unusual things that would get lost, destroyed, or stale if I shipped them. I love my sound machine and my essential oils to help me sleep and/or cover up the funk in hotel rooms. My days of roughing it are over.

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Post by climber2020 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:03 pm

goodlifer wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:54 pm
but I need clean clothes
I would argue that by packing light, my clothes are much cleaner than yours. I pack 3-4 shirts, regardless of the length of the trip, and I wash whatever I was wearing that day (with the exception of jeans) every single evening, so at no point do I ever carry around dirty clothes in my bag.

Unless you're packing a different set of clothes for every single day of your trip (which may work for a super short one week trip but would be very challenging if you were traveling for a month regardless of how big your bag was), most people are going to end up washing their clothes at some point anyway.

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Post by BeneIRA » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:43 pm

Multiple two plus week trips to Europe and other areas. Never checked a bag, just a carry on. You can do laundry and if you need something or forgot something, most places have stores.

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Post by stimulacra » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:15 am

michaeljc70 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:18 pm
To those that travel 7+ days with a carry on, do you buy your liquids upon arrival or when you run out? In a quart bag I can't carry more than a few days worth of liquids (mouthwash, shaving cream, sunscreen, toothpaste, etc.).
My dopp bag usually has enough for at least 4 days. Anything I need I'll get at a corner drug store or grocery store. It's a good way to explore and to acclimate yourself to the locale more so than bring every little thing from home. If a city or country doesn't have a daily necessity easily available I might debate if I need it for the trip.

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Post by goodlifer » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:28 am

climber2020 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:03 pm
goodlifer wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:54 pm
but I need clean clothes
I would argue that by packing light, my clothes are much cleaner than yours. I pack 3-4 shirts, regardless of the length of the trip, and I wash whatever I was wearing that day (with the exception of jeans) every single evening, so at no point do I ever carry around dirty clothes in my bag.

Unless you're packing a different set of clothes for every single day of your trip (which may work for a super short one week trip but would be very challenging if you were traveling for a month regardless of how big your bag was), most people are going to end up washing their clothes at some point anyway.
I think the difference is that I wash dirty clothes all the time at home as I am a housewife. When I am on vacation, I do nothing but relax or see the sights just like the rest of my family, so I don't want to wash my family's dirty but quick drying underwear in the sink I brush my teeth in or sit in the laundry area while everyone else is having a good time. I carry a separate space bag for dirty clothes, so I really don't think I am cross-contaminating our clean clothes, especially since I utilize the closets and hangers in the the hotels. Even for a week, I don't see how I can stuff a whole trip's worth of stuff into a carry on bag, especially considering that many airlines have become much more strict about sizing.

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Post by AerialWombat » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:43 am

I spent three years traveling around the world in my mid-30’s with just a 20L carryon.

Most people travel with everything they think they will need. Pack only what you will actually use, do not pack for any “what ifs”. If you really need something, BIT —Buy It There.
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Post by Trism » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:25 am

We like to de-clutter the closet by packing clothes we have no intention of wearing again while at home, and then simply leaving them behind in the trash can in our hotel room/Airbnb when we leave.

This has a side benefit of creating space in our luggage for the souvenirs that invariably follow us home.

Also, disposable underwear takes up almost no room (but it can take some trial and error to find a brand/size combo that fits well).

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goodlifer wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:28 am
climber2020 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:03 pm
goodlifer wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:54 pm
but I need clean clothes
I would argue that by packing light, my clothes are much cleaner than yours. I pack 3-4 shirts, regardless of the length of the trip, and I wash whatever I was wearing that day (with the exception of jeans) every single evening, so at no point do I ever carry around dirty clothes in my bag.

Unless you're packing a different set of clothes for every single day of your trip (which may work for a super short one week trip but would be very challenging if you were traveling for a month regardless of how big your bag was), most people are going to end up washing their clothes at some point anyway.
I think the difference is that I wash dirty clothes all the time at home as I am a housewife. When I am on vacation, I do nothing but relax or see the sights just like the rest of my family, so I don't want to wash my family's dirty but quick drying underwear in the sink I brush my teeth in or sit in the laundry area while everyone else is having a good time. I carry a separate space bag for dirty clothes, so I really don't think I am cross-contaminating our clean clothes, especially since I utilize the closets and hangers in the the hotels. Even for a week, I don't see how I can stuff a whole trip's worth of stuff into a carry on bag, especially considering that many airlines have become much more strict about sizing.
You can, unless you want to wear a new outfit every day. I wear same pair of jeans 3-4 days. Shirts 2-3 times. Wife and I find it easy to pack everything into carry ons for a 2 week vacation. Love the freedom of not waiting for check bags, possibly lost luggage and wheeling around a larger bag when traveling to different locations.

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Re: Carryon for 7-day FL vacation?

Post by climber2020 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:23 am

goodlifer wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:28 am
climber2020 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:03 pm
goodlifer wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:54 pm
but I need clean clothes
I would argue that by packing light, my clothes are much cleaner than yours. I pack 3-4 shirts, regardless of the length of the trip, and I wash whatever I was wearing that day (with the exception of jeans) every single evening, so at no point do I ever carry around dirty clothes in my bag.

Unless you're packing a different set of clothes for every single day of your trip (which may work for a super short one week trip but would be very challenging if you were traveling for a month regardless of how big your bag was), most people are going to end up washing their clothes at some point anyway.
I think the difference is that I wash dirty clothes all the time at home as I am a housewife. When I am on vacation, I do nothing but relax or see the sights just like the rest of my family, so I don't want to wash my family's dirty but quick drying underwear in the sink I brush my teeth in or sit in the laundry area while everyone else is having a good time.
I agree with your perspective. If I had to take on the responsibility of washing for an entire family, I'd decline as well.

When my wife & I travel, we each take responsibility for our own clothes. Takes me 10 minutes a day tops to wash & hang everything that needs cleaning. I imagine in your situation it would take more like an hour which is quite different.

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