I’m about to embark on a two week round the world journey, and while quite a bit of the time will be spent on planes (including about 30 hours in a Qantas Airbus 380 first class suite), I still don’t know what to do as far as luggage goes. Of course a cardinal rule for the frequent traveler is to not check bags, though I’m not sure I can swing it this time around. I can easily live out of a carry-on for two weeks, but the challenge is that I know I’ll be picking up a bunch of amenity kits, pajamas, etc., along the way, that will definitely not fit in a carry-on.
So with that in mind, I’m not sure what to do. Do I just take my laptop bag and carry-on and hope for the best? Do I take my laptop bag and a larger bag that I check? On one hand it would be a pain because it makes me a lot less mobile when hotel hopping, but on the other hand I see myself otherwise trying to carry on my rollaboard, laptop bag, and about three plastic bags full of airline crap. One other thought I had was to take just my rollaboard and laptop bag, and pick up a cheap bag somewhere along the way that I can check, but at that point it seems easier just to check a bag from the beginning, since I would otherwise end the trip with two rollaboards.