Check a Bag:
Carry-on Bag Only:
To Check or Not to Check Luggage
I am leaving for a last minute trip to California for just 4 days and there is always the consideration, do I check or not check? My choice varies according to the purpose and length of the trip and the amount of electronics I need to take with me. I use to always use the overhead bin, but it has become a real zoo getting even a small bag on board a flight. Therefore, I have developed a check list for deciding whether to check versus not to check a bag when flying.
A folding carry-on bag is a great space saving and time saving item to use on extended international flights. Even if I am checking luggage, if I may need a carry-on bag during an international trip then I always pack a folding carry-on bag. I tend to enjoy shopping for unique gifts . . . not the typical T-shirt but wonderful treasures that will evoke memories for many years to come. Yes, you can always buy a cheap bag at a store at your destination but I tend to think this is a waste of our world's resources. Be responsible and do what you can to avoid excessive waste.
Author: Linda Ralston
This blog is authored by Dr. Linda Ralston with the intent of educating tourists on how to be responsible and sustainable in their travel experiences. Check out the latest news with the Resort Manager's News . . . a free paper updated daily.