Hi, taking my first-ever overseas trip in about three weeks, and am considering bags. Roughly six days in London, plane to SW Ireland, two days Dingle, car to Galway, four days Galway, train to Dublin, one night there, plane to Brussels, train to Bruges, four days there, train to Amsterdam, one day there, flight back home to Seattle. We're mostly staying in B&B's.
Is it possible to do it with a TriStar without going completely mad? Due to my lack of experience, my packing list feels pretty arbitrary. But regardless of bag size, I probably wouldn't pack more than five days worth of clothes, anyway. I'm undecided on bringing a second pair of shoes. I'm going to do without the laptop and bring just the iPad and iPhone, and I am not bringing a suit or anything. On top of that, my coat/vest will be a ScottEVest Revolution (the lighter one) so it'll have plenty of pockets. Plus I'd probably get the packing cube backpack.
I could do the Aeronaut I suppose but it just looks so big. One funny note about the TriStar - RyanAir's travel restrictions are 55cm x 40cm x 20cm for carry-on, and the TriStar's length is 205mm. Argh!!