Let’s talk about storage space.
When I first got my Boxster I worried that it would not be able handle all my luggage but I was proved wrong.
Frunk: The front-trunk is perfectly sized for two carry on bags and has a little extra room to stuff soft things around them.
Trunk: The traditional trunk can hold one carry on bag but is better suited your hanging clothes. I typically will put my suits, pants, jackets, and shirts all in one garment bag and lay it flat. My GF does the same with her dresses and like frunk there is room for soft things like an overnight bag on top of the garment bags.
And the cabin has a fair bit of storage too.
The point of this summary is that a Boxster offers enough storage space for two people for a weekend trip. Longer trips are possible but require careful planning and it is not unusual to completely fill all of the storage space.
What small cars of yours proved unexpectedly capable haulers?