La Petite Valise
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results. Well I'm about to prove it. My Paris loving friend Mary and her college roommate Mary and I ( or as Mary G. says, "Two Marys and a Virgin!) are about to wing our way to Paris on ummm..........standby. Oh I know I said, " Mon dieu! I will NEVER leave this country on standby ever again." Oh, well.......I am. The worst part of being stranded in Paris last summer was 1. Being all alone 2. No luggage ( no clothes!) 3. It was the peak of the travel season so standby was an exercise in futility. May I just add that as harrowing as it seemed at the time, I learned a lot about how to navigate the RER/Metro system on my own and enjoyed Paris from a new perspective!
This trip we will be a faithful band of travelers three and probably the only people crazy enough to go to Paris in January. Oh, and we've all agreed to fly with just a carry-on bag. Yes, yes, you heard me right. I can hear the guffaws and knee slaps from my family and friends. I'm rather notorious for traveling heavy. Well I survived 4 days in the same black pants, black tee shirt and cute scarf last summer, and I can do this. I can do this. I can do this...but this airline friendly bag sure is *small. Stay tuned.
I'm open to any reasonable suggestions from you seasoned travelers as to how to get as much out of every square inch (cm) as is humanly possible. You guys, you are all disqualified. You and I both know why.
Listening to this makes the packing a little easier. Enjoy!
* 22"x 14"x 9" to be exact.