I’m so jealous of the article author. This was like a dream. As I was reading I started fantasizing. Ah, the luxury of just tossing a 16oz bottle of shampoo in my suitcase without thinking twice. Packing a scarf for every mood. Bringing sandals, water shoes, sneakers, walking shoes, slippers, boots AND a pair of adorable heels for that one evening at the ballet. Change of costume?! That sounds fun - can I be a pirate?
Then I woke up and remembered that, oh right, I have to carry that suitcase. Sheesh, I could seriously injure myself, or have a cardiac event if I had to haul a 50 lb suitcase up that always-broken-escalator-from-that-deepest-tube -station-in-London. Traveling with my 21” travelpro Maxlite is not a moral decision, or even terribly philosophical - just what works so I don’t hurt myself. : /
Recently, I was reading a hotel review on booking.com and someone gave the otherwise very well-reviewed hotel a “1” because — “there was no bellman to help me with my luggage”. Ah right, some people need/want help with their luggage. That’s cool. OK, I thought, “no bellman” not an issue, this hotel looks just fine for me. (Moldy bathrooms and lumpy beds, that’s another story and another post.)