Carry-on Consultations

Waiting for your bags at the luggage carrousel at the airport is never fun, and sometimes takes far too long.  Then there’s the unfortunate occasion when you realize that the airlines decided to lose your bags on the flight over.  Or worse yet, destroy them. Add the skyrocketing checked bag fees, and it is enough to test the sanity of the hardiest traveler!

Traveling light, with only carry-on bags, has many benefits, a healthy back notwithstanding.

And though it’s a great concept, carry-on travel can be a scary, daunting, overwhelming and often frustrating task if you don’t know where to begin.

But have no fear -the Carry-on Queen is here! Armed with years of my own personal experience of successful International carry-on travel and the TSA 3-1-1 liquids rule committed to memory, I can help even the chronic over-packer, convert to carry-on.

“Using the information and tips provided by Robin, I was able to gain the confidence to leave the checked luggage at home. I took my 9 year old daughter on a 10-day trip to Italy with only 2 carry-ons and 2 day bags. It was the most freeing experience! If I can do it with a tween, anyone can do it! Thank you, Robin.” – Sara Hawkins

I learned the hard way that life (and a trip) is too short to be hauling heavy bags up and down Venetian footbridges or the 218 spiraling stairs of a Parisian hotel.

I can give you the tough love you need to decide what you must bring and what stuff you should just leave home.  I also stay on top of the myriad of changing rules across the globe, so I’ll make sure you know what’s ok to bring on board and what isn’t.

“Packing a carry-on as a woman can be tricky, especially with the transition from day to night.  I was already comfortable with certain aspects of carry-on, but during our consult Robin allowed me to steer the conversation toward areas I needed the most help with.  She gave me practical, useful tips and her advice resulted in me bringing way fewer outfits than I normally would, but I still felt like I had options. I now know how to pack without feeling unprepared or that I’m forgetting something.  Not only were we successful traveling with carry-on luggage on the flights, but we also saved money!  We didn’t have to take a single taxi ride our entire trip. We always had the energy to take public transport not being burdened with large suitcases.  I found my carry-on consult with Robin to be a very good value and I would absolutely recommend it to others. I will never travel with large bags again!” – Kate Cohen

In-home, email, phone or Skype consultations are $95 and generally take 2 one-hour sessions, though I’ll follow up with an email to make sure you stay on track.

If you think a carry-on consultation might be helpful for your next trip, get in touch by filling out the contact form. I’d love to hear from you!