10 Days in Europe with a carry on suitcase

95587I told my friend she was nuts to think I was going away for ten days with only a carry on bag.

And a small duffle.

That’s it.  That was the challenge Keri gave me.  Then Becky said I could do it, and should do it.  Why did I need to lug around all that stuff?  I was going to travel, not move there.

I’ve had three weeks to consider just what I should take along.  I’m attending the Web Summit – 48,000 other people are too.  Four days of mingling with people from all over the world.  I’d like to visit with a couple of heads of state that will be there, Gary Vaynerchuk, Robert Scoble, Facebook and Tinder people – you know, to discuss small town things.  After all over half the world is comprised of small towns.  We matter. (visit

I’ll wear black pants, dressy comfy sleeveless blouse, black jacket and black shoes on the plane.  (It’s all super comfortable, loose and looks great.)

stuff in a 21 inch carryon bagI packed in the 21 inch suitcase:

  • 5 pairs of underwear and 3 undergarments
  • pajamas (bottoms and a tshirt)
  • two leggings
  • two sleeveless blouses
  • two dresses that also double as long tops for the leggings
  • one jacket
  • one pair of jeans
  • brown shoes
  • jewelry and dopp kit

No kidding .. all of that.

fullsizerender-5In the small duffle-ish bag I packed:

  • medicine and vitamins
  • small purse with wallet, passport, notebook, charger and pens
  • electronics (mini i pad and cords etc.)
  • book to read on the plane
  • house shoes
  • gloves
  • Melaleuca snacks

I’m going to Lisbon for ten days with a carry on suitcase!

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