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Monday, December 5, 2011

19 Kids + 700 Pounds of Luggage

Can you imagine traveling with over 700 pounds of luggage? And that's just checked baggage! When the Duggars embarked on their three-week journey overseas, they filled the belly of the airplane with a whopping 24 bags. Inside those bags were 260 outfits, 78 pairs of shoes, 70 baby bottles, and 40 hair bows (plus three strollers and four car seats).  

When traveling by air or by car, how many bags does your family usually pack?


14 Comments (Click Here to Add Yours):

Ginger said...

1 bag for every 2 people in our family is pretty typical.

Anonymous said...

the five of us use 3 to 5 duffel bags. We also use numerous little bags. Enough to fill the back of an Astro van.

Anonymous said...

For our 7 we have one checked bag and six carry- ons. We do not pack extra shoes unless they are fli-flops. Everyone gets 3 packed out fits whether the trip is 3 days or 3 weeks. When we run out we do laundry. I hate shlepping bags.

Unknown said...

I don't go on trips that often with my family anymore since we don't live in the same place anymore but when Dad took the us kids on a trip back in the day we would bring five to eight bags on a trip not including carrying bags.

Dr Vote said...

our family of four takes 4 checked bags (3 with clothes and one with presents/ski clothes --we only fly to DC for Christmas every other year). We each take a check on with fun stuff/school stuff in it. If we drive it is one bag each. the rules is 5 days of clothes(if over 3 days of travel -- other wise one for each day and a spare) then we wash.

Jolene said...

We're heading to China for 3 weeks sometime in the next few months. We absolutely will take the maximum carry-on per person and take 1 checked bag (with supplies for our two Chinese blessings that will be returning with us). We plan to take minimal clothing (4-5 outfits per person and just wash them while there).

AlysonRR said...

In the US we travel with one 18-21" rollaboard each plus a small backpack or computer bag each, regardless of the length of our trip. Our last trip was 7 weeks :-)

For foreign travel we'll pack 1 suitcase for every two people because the allowable carry-on sizes on international flights are typically smaller.

The Duggar Family Fan Club: Kimberlee said...

We just went on a trip and we packed 4-5 TUBS. We saw the idea on the 19 Kids and Counting. So we did it.

debora kitchens said...

My family moved with 2 adults, 1 homeschooling child and one baby to china, and had 16 checked bags.

Anonymous said...

I just read in Candy Spelling's book that when her family of 4 went to Europe, they took 52 bags!! Our family takes one checked bag per person and one carry on per person.

Abi McGraw said...

Usually either a banana box or a duffel bag each if driving. If flying, 1 carry on,purse and 1 suitcase to go in the hold.

Anonymous said...

For the 9 people in our family, we usually have atleast one or two bags each. But it really depends on where we are going or how long we will be gone for

Anonymous said...

Probably 1 small bag for each person and then three other large bags/ suitcases !

Megan Navarro said...

i hope i can see you guys in spangedale arkansa

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