5 Tips for Traveling Light With Your Whole Family

Traveling light on your own isn’t that tough, but things tend to get more difficult once kids come along. If you’re looking for a way to lighten your load and save money on baggage fees, these five tips will get you there.

Carry-On Only

If the airline you’re traveling with allows you to fly with a carry-on free of charge, use it to your advantage. You’ll save on baggage fees and avoid the risk of having your luggage lost.

One Big Suitcase

If carry-ons don’t come free of charge, try to pack everything you need in one big suitcase that fits the required dimensions. Packing essentials in a backpack for each family member is also highly recommended in this case.

Mix & Match

Whether you’re traveling with kids or on your own, planning outfits in advance and only packing clothes that go together is a great way to maximize your luggage space.

Laundry Time

Whether you’re traveling for a few days or a month, there’s really no need to pack more than one week’s worth of clothes because you can easily wash them along the way.

Ditch Toiletries

Shampoos, shower gels, diapers, baby wipes… The list of toiletries and sanitary items you’ll need on your trip is pretty much endless, but why pack them in the first place when you can just buy them on the spot?