How to Fit Everything You'll Need for a Summer Getaway Into a Single Carry-On

The year was 2001, and after traveling for nearly 22 hours packed like cattle in the back of economy class, I finally landed in Australia ready to begin my exotic vacation. Unfortunately, I arrived alone; my 50-pound duffle I'd checked earlier remained lost at my hometown airport for over a week. Dressed in my filthy airplane sweats, I swore to myself and the luggage gods I would never check another bag. Twelve years later with over 20 extended trips under my belt, I'm still a strictly carry-on-only girl. It is possible to still look stylish and have a variety of options all packed into one easy bag for a two- to three-week trip.  It's hard to quit the check-in—but once you do, you'll never look back.

Click through for the essential items you need for a glamorous getaway, all of which can fit easily into a carry-on bag.