In my last post I mentioned that we had bought another suitcase online.
It duly arrived and is exactly what we wanted. Here is all the luggage that we will be taking to the UK for the two of us for a month in November.
The teal case is the new one and is about 50% larger than the blue one. These will both be checked baggage and the backpack and camera bag will be hand luggage. The small daypack may get packed in a suitcase for the flight if space permits.
You may wonder why I seem obsessed with the luggage we are taking. It is certainly not because of the limits on the flight as our allowance is 30kg/person. Our 2 suitcases will probably not even be 30kg combined weight.
We choose to depend on public transport in most instances when we are travelling so a manageable amount of luggage is critical. During our upcoming trip we will be catching the train to and from Heathrow airport as well as catching trains between London, Swansea and Cardiff in Wales and again from London to Cambridge. Our accommodation in London involves stairs so we need to be able to easily get our luggage to our apartment.
I will never be one to travel with just one carry-on bag but it does make sense to keep things manageable.