Hi - my name is Kat and I've been traveling for work and pleasure for years.
In fact, my first memory of traveling for work was so long ago, luggage didn't even have wheels!
The first time I went out of town for work, I packed a large hardsided suitcase. It must have weighed 30 lbs or more. I could hardly pick it up. I packed more clothes than I thought I'd need, full sizes of all the required toiletries and the list went on... and on.
I still remember the look on the face of the colleague who picked me up at the luggage carousel at the airport. He didn't say anything, but later I understood that he was probably rolling on the floor laughing inside.
Luckily, I'm a quick study and soon was traveling for a week with a garment bag that I carried on board every flight. Checking luggage for a work trip out of town became a thing of the past.
From time to time, people will ask me for advice about luggage and traveling light. I've been frustrated because with all the information on the Internet, I could never find a website that really explained the different types of luggage and provided examples of good pieces to consider.
Through necessity, I was left with giving folks long, rambling explanations and I could see my audiences' eyes glaze over. So, I decided to put this website together.
I hope you find this website useful, and if you have any specific questions, please feel free to send an email on the Contact page. I'll do my best to provide a useful answer.
It's been fun putting this site together. I feel like I'm paying it forward to provide useful information for newbie travelers.