Travelling with young kids always means you have to bring So. Much. Stuff. There’s a stroller, car seats (if you’re doing lots of car travel and don’t want to pay exorbitant rental fees for seats you have no idea what they’ve been through), a travel crib, and so on, and so forth. For last year’s Europe trip, the amount of stuff we brought was just a little insane. Yes, I only brought one (big) checked bag, but still. I remember having to pack our stuff into the bus in Iceland that would take us to our airbnb and we quite literally took up the entire back (it was a small bus but still). So this year I vowed I’d learn to travel carry-on only. To make life easier but also because we were flying so many budget airlines and checked baggage fees really do add up.