My second short haul trip of the year is only a week away. Its definitely time for me to learn from the mistakes of my previous trip and get myself prepared. One of the biggest downers to travel can be lost luggage, I know this because BA decided not to bother packing mine on the same flight as me homebound from Rome. Luckily it was the return journey so it was a slight inconvenience (we weren’t reunited with our belongings for more than a week) rather than a total mess up. Regardless, I’ve learnt from my mistakes and am getting prepared with my carry on luggage this time around. I’m a huge fan of list making and I’ve created five categories of things that I need to pack in my carry on.