Hi, I'm John.
One Bag Travel was created because I wanted a place to compare carry-ons, collect packing lists for inspiration, and create a community of minimalist packers.
I've always been a light packer, but after almost missing a ferry in Croatia because somebody in my group took forever to pack up their luggage I became more serious about minimalist travel.
Picking up a light piece of luggage feels so good to me. Having just enough clothes and plenty of space brings me joy.
Nothing makes me happier than walking around with a light pack on my back when other tourists are struggling with lugging around roller bags on ancient European cobblestone streets.
These days, whether I'm in Thailand for a month or going to see my Dad on a quick trip, I always bring just enough to ensure maximum agility and flexibility. I love being able to move fast, pack up and go, and save money checking bags.
I do all the work myself, from programming to writing.
Besides my own personal reasons for one bagging, I do hope to make OBT a resource which can help reduce the carbon emissions of air travel by packing less.
Leaving a single pair of shoes behind can make a big impact on the carbon emissions of an aircraft. Going from having 20kg of checked luggage to 10kg in a backpack can really make a difference.
Currently, one bag travel costs me more to run than I make in revenue.
In an attempt to at least break even, you'll see some Amazon Affiliates links and ad blocks that barely make any money around the website.
I don't have any special relationship with any luggage reviewers, carry-on companies, or other organization. It's just me and some freelancers I hire to help with writing from time to time.
A lot of people have helped me along the way so thank you for making this website better.