After watching this video, it reminded me of the time I spent two weeks trekking around Europe in 2007 with literally nothing but a backpack. It was a pretty liberating experience being sans suitcase. In addition to being less hassle — only having one bag makes you less of a target for pick-pockets looking to take advantage of a tourist who is bogged down with luggage. Then of course if you have last minute flight or travel changes, you don’t have to worry about your checked bag ending up in another location.
Overall, I think Man Repeller gets it right; extra stuff clutters your trip and at the end of the day no one cares what your wearing except you. As I embark on my upcoming fall trip to Eastern Europe, I plan to pack only ONE carry-on bag for the entire trip. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts on the experience!