I was looking around the web for more good business travel resources and rediscovered a great one over at my alma mater, About.com.
Their Business Travel Guide, Gary Chisholm, is creating a steady stream of useful advice for road warriors. I like this recent post about how to pack light for business trips. He has some nifty ideas. It’s a nice extension of my admonition to stick to one bag whenever it’s even vaguely possible.
I’ve highlighted One Bag, Doug Dyment’s site before. It’s chock full of ideas on how to stretch your carryon on allotment. Here’s my bonus tip for the day. Airlines allow you a piece of carryon luggage and a “personal item”. Usually that’s a briefcase or a purse.
I stretch my carrying capacity by using a small duffel bag as my personal item. I put a small briefcase (really a black nylon envelope) in there folded over along with my laptop. The rest of the duffel is available for my running shoes, toiletries, headphones and a book.