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Hi, I'm Katherine!

I help travellers, like you, to learn to pack less in your carry on luggage and enjoy your travels more

Join me as I aim to inspire, guide, and gently cajole you to travel light! It's an amazing experience. 

I want to show you how you can carry less but not miss a thing!

You're in the right place if you...

  • Have no idea where to start with packing light.
  • Think you need a wardrobe full of travel clothes.
  • You're tired of lugging heavy bags around.
  • Want to pack a well put-together travel capsule wardrobe.
  • Think you can't pack light and pack with style.
  • Are after easier, faster travel.
  • Want greater security, independence, and freedom because everything you have is in your carry on luggage.
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Travel light, pack less & enjoy no-hassle travel with just carry on luggage.

Check out my latest carry on luggage inspiration on the blog. Follow me to learn to travel light...

A great travel bag: A review of the Journey System from Idea Mountain.

I have developed a taste for travel bags! I don't collect them - I only buy what I need. But I do analyse bags closely, with a slightly nerdy approach!  I was generously gifted a bag by TysRead more

Travel bags: The science & people behind them.

You know about my passion for packing light, right?  Well, when I meet other light travellers, the energy and conversation is both enlightening and hilarious as we compare stories, travel bags,Read more

Save the planet - travel light.

There are so many reasons why packing light can save the planet. It's not just about the bag and its contents - it's about your movements, your change in mindset over what you really need, and howRead more

What to pack for a tropical getaway.

A recent 5-day trip to Rarotonga, Cook Islands, in the South Pacific had me reviewing what I needed to pack for a tropical getaway.  With the weather looking decidedly nicer than early winter inRead more

Want to visit Rarotonga? The travel bubble with New Zealand is open.

Thinking of heading to the tropical Cook Islands?   Luxury. Relaxation. Tropical beaches.   Rarotonga has it all, and they're waiting for you.  At the time of writing this, they are only acceRead more

Meet travelling light enthusiast, Ashly, from SPLICE clothing.

The travelling light community is fast-growing, and I love meeting others as passionate about it as I am.  I want to introduce you to some of my connections, affiliates, social media friends who IRead more

Travel tips I learnt from my Mum - A Mother's Day blog.

My Mum is my biggest cheerleader and my biggest influencer on shopping for travels. She has encouraged me to see the world, take up new challenges and live life to the full. I was out shopping with Read more

Post-pandemic travel planning.

With the vaccine roll-out, the possibility of overseas travel is looking more likely. It's still baby steps at the moment but I think we're all hopeful that safe travel is on the horizon. WhileRead more

What can you minimise in your travel toiletry bag?

Taking the entire contents of your bathroom cabinet is not an option when you travel light. But what products could you take that serve multiple purposes? There are a number of toiletry items thatRead more

Satisfy your wanderlust with travel books.

Reading travel books can definitely satisfy your wanderlust. But travel books can also educate you on areas that you want to visit, or places you've already been. So head to your library, load upRead more

10 cool things to do in Queenstown - what the locals suggest.

Queenstown and the surrounding area is one of New Zealand's highlights when it comes to scenery.  Once the borders open think about Central Otago as a destination to explore. I decided to look atRead more

Stay home, but still get your travel fix while in isolation.

Don't let your travel dreams die while you stay home. I've come up with a list of things you can do from home to keep the travel fires burning and to get your travel fix while in isolation or justRead more

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A travelling light rhyme...

There once was a girl from New Zealand, right?

Who wanted to travel round the world light.

With her 5 kilo bag, and everything at hand,

She's now a light-packing skite!!


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