What’s the most important thing to take with you on vacation? Luggage, of course! I mean, you could try stuffing extra t-shirts and underwear in your pockets and see what happens when you get to security, but that seems unrealistic, unless your clothes are REALLY small or you only plan to wear three outfits on your trip and you’ve fashioned a second pair of pants into some sort of belt in order to take them. (Actually, this might be a fun thing to try on a short trip, just to see what the TSA agents think when they see you pull 6 random pieces of clothing out of your pants and dump them in a bin to go through the x-ray machine. Just don’t tell them I put you up to it.) For those of you who are more organized and like to bring clothing that isn’t wrinkled, you’re probably going to buy a carry-on bag. I never use the word suitcase anymore, because it brings to mind some big bag that requires wheels to drag along the closet-full of stuff you packed that you have to check at the front desk and then pay money for. Why pay $15, $25 or even $40 each way for a bag full of clothes when you can take a reasonable amount of clothing in a smaller bag that doesn’t need to be checked and doesn’t cost you anything…except maybe a little upper arm strength? You already PAID to use the bag, you shouldn’t have to pay to take it on vacation, too.