Traveling light is what I prefer. Traveling with one carry-on can make such a difference in your airport experience. The beginning and the end of your trip will be much more relaxed. To help you figure out how to travel lightly take a look at the site One Bag. It is a great resource that simplifies what and how you pack. From the site:
If there is a bottom line, it’s that travelling light is simply a better way to go. You have more time, because packing takes little. You waste less energy hauling stuff. You know what you have, and where everything is (as you pack your bag the same way every time). We’ve all seen those hapless folks at the airport, with too much baggage and panicked expressions, worried that they have lost track of something, or left something behind.
The paragraph above rings true with Unclutterer’s philosophy: living a more simple life without all your stuff getting in the way. This idea definitely applies to travel. One Bag gives you tips on what to pack, how to pack it, and what to pack it in. It is a one-stop shop for all your packing needs.