While the big summer holiday might still be months away, the wintery months are a great time of year for long weekend city breaks. Whether you’re hopping on a plane or a train, getting away for a few days in one of Europe’s most lively cities is a great way to escape. But the problem with every city break is no matter how much you try, packing light is always the hardest part! So here are my top tips on how to pack light and get the most out of you luggage space!
1. Buy the Right Travel Case
Buying the right bag/case to begin with is the most important thing. Most airlines have pretty much the same or similar restrictions when it comes to cabin baggage sizes. Standard is around 55cm x 35cm x 25cm, so when you are buying your case make sure it’s around this size otherwise you won’t be allowed it. Also the budget airlines, RyanAir, Jet2 and FlyBe all have a carry on weight limit of 10kg so make sure you weigh before you go and choose carefully. EasyJet has no weight limit – so if you’re flying with them go nuts as long as the case closes #FTW. (But remember a lot of the budget airlines want you to be able to put your handbag inside your carry on, so don’t bring a big handbag as well.)