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A white pebbly beach in Croatia. A rustic fishing village in Italy. A perfectly clipped garden overlooking the Amalfi Coast.

What would it take Katherine wonders, to get there?

Approaching the big five-oh, juggling teenagers and family commitments, plus the exhaustion of nursing and nightshift, Katherine has dedicated her life to helping others. Now it's her turn.

Written with light-hearted wit but also deep reflection, this is a true story about grabbing life's opportunities, believing in yourself, living life to the full and turning dreams into reality.

Hi, I'm Katherine. I can help you travel light with carry-on luggage!

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!

"Changing the world, one bag at a time!"

                                                                                                                                         - Katherine, The 5 Kilo Traveller

Thinking about travelling light with carry on luggage? You're in the right place if you...

  • Have no idea where to start with how to travel 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.
Woman sitting in front of houses in Cinque Terre.

Travel light & pack less to enjoy no-hassle travel with just your carry-on luggage.


To inspire people to lighten their luggage (& lives), so that they learn to carry what really matters.


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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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