Before you go abroad you should think about what you are bringing as your carry-on bag. For weekend trips, it makes no sense to check your luggage since a) none of your friends will want to wait for you at baggage claim b) it could get lost and c) you don’t need it.

Per Ryanair’s carryon bag policy:

“Strictly one item of cabin baggage per passenger (excluding infants) weighing up to 10kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm is permitted. (handbag, briefcase, laptop, shop purchases, camera etc.) must be carried in your 1 permitted piece of cabin baggage.”

So fold up that Longchamp or stuff your purse inside your backpack or duffle because the airlines won’t let you carry on two bags.

Per Easy Jet’s liquids in hand baggage policy:

“The liquid is in a container with a maximum volume of 100ml
All containers must comfortably fit into a transparent, re-sealable 1 liter plastic bag, measuring no more than 20 x 20cm. This plastic bag must be removed from the hand baggage and shown separately to airport security.”
Put all mini-toiletries in the plastic bags we recommended in our packing tips lists 1 and 2. Don’t bring anything too big or you’ll have to throw it out. What a waste!

Need ideas on what size bag to bring for your carry-on? Both of the bags below are popular choices. You’ll stick out as an American but most likely you already will anyways!