I may have recently discovered a great carry-on kit, but then I got to thinking about how I might just try traveling liquid- and gel-free for my next destination. The current 3-1-1 rule states that you can bring 3.4 ounce bottles of liquids or gels in a one quart bag as carry-on. That's of course, one per person — which I did, indeed, once learn the hard way.

While it might be a little difficult to go completely "dry," I've got some suggestions in my widget below. The good news? It's expected that the TSA will lift the 3-ounce ban sometime later this year, although you'd still have to remove your liquid items for separate scanning. Still, it's great to travel light, no?