Here in Europe with budget airlines restricting the amount of baggage you can freely carry on-board the aircraft as hand baggage. It is quite a skill to reduce your carry-on baggage to a minimum and to make the most of the space and weight you can take on any short trip, be it for business or pleasure.
For about five years I used to have frequent short trips to our second home in France, now we live at that house in France the direction of our travel has been reversed, with occasional trips back to UK to visit friends and family.
One website I discovered was One Bag, I found it whilst searching for Travel Lists for Philofaxy (honest!!) but the site does contain a lot of useful information, what to pack, different bag recommendations etc.
If you are a frequent traveller, I recommend a visit to One Bag.