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  • Writer's pictureAmba Brown

Gap Year: Hand Luggage only (Optional)

Are you up for the challenge? A gap year with hand luggage only?

It has it's benefits - a light bag, quick check in and a quick exit, and less confusion about what you'll take!

Bobbie Edsor, of Business Insider US, has written a great piece to help you work out how it's done best...


Travelling hand-luggage-only is simply a superior way to travel.

You don’t have to worry about checking in hours before your flight, or hanging around when you land for the luggage carousel to spurt out your bags – and it usually saves you a little bit of money, too.

Photographer Jill Paider has become somewhat of an expert on travelling with nothing but a cabin bag. Among the 102 countries she’s visited, Paider took nothing but hand luggage to 91 of them.

She knows so much about packing the perfect carry-on that’s she’s written a whole book about it.

Paider spoke to the Evening Standard and revealed how she makes it possible to travel so light, so often.

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