When she recently traveled to visit us in Mexico for a week, I got her to travel with just one carry-on bag. It worked out fine. She didn’t need a band-aid or an extra hair tie, although we have ’em if needed.
She could move faster and easier with her big over-the -shoulder bag. She almost missed a connecting flight. She was the last person to board the plane. Running the concourse to get there, she wouldn’t have made it with a bigger wheelie bag.
Once she arrived she had everything she needed with her and didn’t miss the “just in case” stuff. And she had a great time.
Travel light to travel better.