The challenge is on. My dear husband is
forcing strongly persuading me to travel carry-on for our two week vacation to Ireland.
“All you need is a couple pairs of pants and some shirts and your good to go,” he said.
Was he kidding? Two pairs of pants for two weeks? And as a woman of a certain age my cosmetics, wrinkle creams, and day and night moisturizer alone would fill up a 20-inch carry on bag.
“Two pairs of pants may work for you but what about the rest of it?” I said. “You have nothing to do. You don’t wear make-up, you don’t hardly have any hair (he began premature balding at the ripe old age of twenty-seven) and my hair is long and requires special product to straighten and tame. What are we in our twenties and we’re backpacking through Europe? Nah Uh. Not gonna happen.”
“Why don’t you at least try it? Look, do you want to pay $50 each way for your suitcase? That’s gonna be a $100, think of all the things you can buy with $100,” he said.
Oh, the money button. To be honest he had a point, but I wasn’t giving in… just yet.
“Are you sure we don’t get a least one free checked bag?” I asked.
“Yeah, pretty sure,” he said.
“Well I don’t think you’ve researched it. Let’s do that first, then I’ll think about it. But you want me to be like some hippie: ‘free yourself from the burden of luggage, man.'”
“Yeah,” he grooved.
“Don’t let the luggage bring you down, man,” I said.
“Yeah,” he said.
I don’t know if I can do this, but it might be fun to try.
That’s all I have to say, what about you? Any travel challenges you had deal with? I’d love to hear your travel tips.