//Go ahead, check a bag

Go ahead, check a bag

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

I’ve read a lot of recommendations over the years from so-called travel pros who tell you to take a carry-on. There are reasons to recommend carry-ons! For instance, most airlines don’t charge for them. But also, a carry-on bag is for the poor shlubs who are coming up with a “packing plan” and using “packing cubes.” The people who suggest you get an Airbnb so you can do laundry. They’re repackaging their shampoo and conditioner and lecturing you about “editing” your wardrobe. They’re explaining that you should roll your clothes, not fold them, to save space. How virtuous! How boring.

Check a bag, you glamorous beast.

Ideologically, I am strongly against doing laundry in my hotel sink

On my last trip, which was a two-week jaunt to five…

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