We decided a few years ago to be the carry-on only type of traveler. It doesn't matter if we are going for only a day, a week, or over a month of travel. We only bring what we can carry-on the plane. This has forced us to really think about what we pack. We've never regretted packing less. Each trip we take we hone our list even further.
What follows are photos and detailed lists of absolutely everything we currently have with us on our month-long Central American trip.