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There is a place for checked bags (e.g. you're going someplace cold and warm clothes and parkas take up a lot of space). Short of equipment (cold weather, snorkeling, etc), I prefer a single carry-on (plus personal item). Especially in Europe, with cobblestone streets and no elevators (we stayed in two different places, 5th floor, no elevator). It's a nightmare to deal with more than one bag, and the have that bag weigh 50 lbs.

If I have to I'll carry a second bag (checked), but it's pretty easy to pack a single carry-on and have everything you need.

Ahh, that is but a dream, I've only manage a single carryon maybe once or twice in my life of wandering. And now on longer trips, DW has her CPAP machine, plus purse, my carryon only has vitals, camera, laptop, meds, toiletries, little else.. But it all still ads up.. DW is small, cannot begin to lift her carryon into the overhead bins, so it's up to me to get them both up there.. Coming back from London to SFO last trip it was a real hassle to get the bin closed, even for me, I had folks backed up quite a while making it happen, close, but finally it latched. I know I put a LOT of pressure on that bin and it's latching mechanism, thought I might break something!

That was a 3 week run, on above the Arctic Circle, but we were way underweight both ways, great trip!
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