My DH and I are going to Italy next September...our first time to Europe and a belated 30th wedding anniversary (will be new empty nesters next fall!) I love clothes and usually have my 30" suitcase at the max of 50 lbs whenever I travel. So...I've been on the Italy forum and have been advised my life is about to change as I know it. I've already come to grips that on my 10 day trip, I will be rewearing my clothing from place to place...so be it!
I also have been told I need to have a smaller suitcase that I can pick up myself easily on and off trains, etc. I don't really think I can get all I need on a carryon..and plan for a backpack to be my carryon anyway. I think I'm going to try a 22" suitcase, but not carry it on. I would like a 24" if possible. The lighter the better (9 lbs or less if I can find one). I have plenty of time to look and have been reading this forum. would like to keep it at $150 or less.
I've read that rolling your clothes gives more room in the suitcase and keep your clothing from wrinkling. Has anyone tried this?Edited: 30 October 2014, 23:04