I loved it. The incredible lightness of putting all of your luggage under the seat in front of you, and being able to walk for miles without wheels, was memorable. I don't know that I'll ever do it again, but it was wonderful.
There were a few factors that made this possible. First and foremost, I was travelling for only five nights in the hottest of hot weather, to a casual environment. Secondly, I was able to do laundry where I was. And third, I was visiting relatives, so there wasn't any worry that I might forget something and be stuck somehow - there's always something that I can borrow in these situations.
|The excellent Patagonia bag - highly recommended...|
I traveled in my usual black ensemble; the Tumi handbag that I'm carrying these days holds all of my odds and ends, making it possible to limit my backpack to just clothing and accessories.
My wardrobe wasn't quite the colorful, but I couldn't find images of most of my clothes! But this is exactly the number and choice of items that I took - three lightweight linen dresses, a pair of white capris, and two tops. One pair of shoes, as well as the ballet flat I wore on the plane, were sufficient for footwear. I did have two necklaces in my handbag - I wear necklaces most of the time.
2011 - Remembering when I bought my most excellent pearl earring: Cool Jewels, Charlotte Santa Fe.
2012 - Fighting with my curly hair was an exercise in Futility, Time Wasting and Fraying the edges of my self-esteem.
2013 - After I built a great navy, red and beige travel wardrobe, I added on Accessories for Multiple European Cities.