How to Pack Light for Travel and Never Check in Luggage

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How to pack light as a woman and still look stylish and not check in any luggage when you are traveling to Europe or anywhere for 2 weeks or 1 month. I give you packing tips and secrets to travel like a pro, look great and take all your essentials.

Here are the references made in the video – I LOVE these brands, I have chosen them for great its functionality, versatility & durability:

1. eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Junior
2. Lucy for excellent long-lasting stretchy travel pants.
3. Patagonia or eBags for best MLC: Maximum Legal Carryon luggage.
4. UniQlo for durable, affordable neutral color tops and stylish vest.
5. Baggallini for rain-proof, expandable purse and jewelry organizing bags.
6. Katmandu for high-quality rain jacket.
7. Ecco for excellent, extremely comfortable walking shoes.
8. Sherpani Verve for laptop messenger bag.
9. ExOfficio for the blue sleep shirt.
10. Three Dots for the blue stretching dress.

Packing light and traveling like a pro is a skill that you can learn like any other, and I’ve had to learn this from years of traveling the world and from doing it wrong before getting it right. So in this video, I show you the following in a step-by-step process:

1. How to think about your packing and your travel needs.
2. How to set aside everything you need beforehand.
3. How to create your wardrobe in your mind first.
4. How to choose the best luggage and bags to best protect your stuff.
5. How to roll your clothes instead of folding them for maximum space usage.
6. How to organize all of your essentials in a clean and hygienic way.
7. How to take all of your makeup and toiletries without going overboard.
8. How to feel good and confident about not checking in luggage. Ever.

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  1. Emma Greenup says:

    When she can pack all that into a tiny suitcase and you can't pack half of that into a bigger suitcase! Thanks for the vid, it helped a lot

  2. LOVE this video. Which Lucy pants did you take (by name)? There are lots of them!

  3. Truly amazing how you fit all into your carry on. Really love your video. I'm packing for 2 months of winter in Korea and struggling. Your video really helps me pack lighter. Thanks so much.

  4. Mimi Batman says:

    wow! you go girl! you are inspirational.

  5. Alexa Taylor says:

    Who says you can't wear running shoes if you aren't running. That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Wear what you want, it comfortable and practical.

  6. Maddy N says:

    what is the jacket?

  7. Hello. I am still waiting for your husband to do a video for us men. As I said before, mens clothes are heavier. You had mentioned your husband's bag was lighter than yours. Please have him share his packing tips.

  8. Fantastic channel, really enjoyed it!

  9. Loy HN says:

    Hi, thanks for the video. Would really love to pack light.
    Only question is, in view of the tight security in some airports, fluids more than 1 litre (in total) will need to check in. How can we solve this? Same for nail clippers and scissors.

  10. I really like this video. I am attempting to pack in S.E. Asia, so thank you for the tips. I was wondering if you ever used compression bags. It seems that you got a lot of stuff in your bag, and I am wondering if the compression bags give you more space.

  11. Zoe chen says:

    really love your attitude for life, it's experience with life , so positive, I like that 🙂

  12. Gudrun W says:

    how heavy is that bag fully packed? do you ever get checked? At Vienna international Airport they very often weigh your bag and if its over 8kg you will have to check it …

  13. Steven Chen says:

    i love your video. May i know brand names of backpack and Mac computer bag ? Thank you.

  14. Jules P says:

    Aren't you supposed to take a broken-in shoes, not a new pair?!?

  15. Lucky Charm says:

    Hi there
    I go summer to down the Jersey shore not where Jersey shore is but close enough next half hour way from I be going but anyways I go every Summer & I seem to over pack this year I definitely want more room for my souvenirs and food that we don't have from New Jersey to Arizona and hoping that we have our new washer dryer is hook up this year
    Anyways my question is what is good exactly is best way to pack for one month I go every August for a month

  16. great idea for packing.. but still can't bring that to the cabin baggage if its over 7 kg. for almost every flight to europe maybe we already got 30 kg baggage free while we book the ticket. so maybe your idea suitable for short trips without free baggage such Air Asia. thanks anyway for the idea 😘

  17. Carol Taylor says:

    hi Farnoosh…l think your packing vid is the first one l have seen showing packing tips for a long stay holiday…most of them are generally for a week or so…I'm heading off on a six week/2 continent/2 different summer climate zones holiday in May/June, so trying to find ideas is I'll be traveling internationally l can bring TWO bags to go in the hold, but l wont, cause l will also be doing some domestic flights in the states that will charge for that bag for the hold (boo hiss, boo hiss) other drama is, I'm a big woman, which means clothes are larger, not to mention two different climate zones..summer in UK will actually be colder than winter back home here in will need layers..then summer on the east coast of the states, sweltering… l know I'll be doing laundry so that will save the amount of clothing items…need to do some trial run packing..also am thinking of using space saving bags instead of the rolling method, you know, the vacuum sealed ones..that'll save some room..and watching loads of packing vids…last overseas trip l ended up lugging round London a checked in bag, a duffle bag, a carry-on bag and my backpack come handbag..l dont really want to repeat that, it was such a struggle to cope with on old tube stations that had no elevators and having to change levels..l know less is better but which less to take..??

  18. Where can I get a vest just like that? love your video. Very helpful. Thank you!

  19. amandam7777 says:

    Farnoosh Brock, do you still have this bag and do you still recommend it?

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