My Tricks for Traveling Internationally With Only a Carry-on

As exciting as traveling can be, it can also be very stressful, especially when it comes to packing. As a lady who loves fashion, deciding what to bring along—and setting reasonable limits for myself—can be particularly difficult. Although I’ve managed to whittle down my once-obscene load over the years, I still find myself struggling not to overpack—not to mention pack things I’ll actually wear.

So, in the days leading up to a weeklong international trip that would involve everything from a gala dinner to a woodsy hike, I challenged myself to travel only with a carry-on, and to really think about what I was putting into it. By replacing my usual last-minute rush with a well–thought-out plan and clear limits set by my luggage size, I ended up feeling far more satisfied with what I’d brought along than ever before.

Scroll down to find out my crucial tips for traveling internationally with only a carry-on!