- Mar 7, 2011
Impressive indeed.FWIW, I use a Vera Bradley Weekender bag that fits their personal size dimensions of 18"x14"x8" and can fit plenty for a trip of up to 5 days depending on my needs. Last week for example, that was 5 pairs of capris, 5 light blouses, an extra pair of shoes, 2 pairs of pjs, a couple tank tops, my purse/backpack that I use in the parks, cosmetic bag w/make up, a small wallet/purse, a pouch of jewelry, a jam packed quart bag with my liquids. a small bag w/ medication, toiletries, etc. It took a little thought and practice at first because I was used to the old days of free bags and packed everything "just in case," but you really can fit quite a bit within the personal size dimensions.
I can't comprehend 5 days, 5 outfits. How does one know that far ahead what you'll want to wear for 5 straight days? I change my mind at least 5 times each morning, 90% of the time ending up in something 180 degrees different than what I sat out the night before. For 5 days I'd have to have at least 10 outfits or I'd get all twitchy inside, LOL
Thankfully, when we need a budget trip, we can use Southwest, typically for $59 (or less) each way out of ATL, which includes 2 checked bags! That's more my speed. Even a 3 day trip gets a full size checked bag, at weight limit of 50 lbs to start. Oh, how I wish I could travel light. I've tried and it fails every single time.