I made my first trip abroad when I was 15. I sailed the Mediterranean and traveled through Europe for six weeks with only a medium-sized suitcase and a small totebag.
Over the years, I perfected the art of flying off to New York or London with only a carry-on bag. I could go anywhere with just long, blonde hair, a black pantsuit, tight jeans, a couple of black tee shirts, black heels and a pair of boots I bought in Florence during that first trip to Europe.
These days, I can't seem to ever manage without enough luggage for six months!
A recent expedition to Western North Carolina required three suitcases, a totebag, field bag and an armload of things on hangers.
That was just for me.