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Packing Advice

Overpacked and Under Pressure

Edward Piegza | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
Edward Piegza

Liquids, gels, pastes and creams are heavy. Oversized or half-empty bottles and tubes take up valuable space. If you weight it all separately, you'll be surprise at how it adds up. It's a rare hotel that doesn't provide everything you need.

5 Reasons to Pack Less (Way Less)

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
Go Ahead Tours

We all know the age-old adage, "Pack everything you think you need, then take half." Unfortunately, that's not always easy advice to follow.

Underwear Optimization Charts Are The Only Packing Advice You Need

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel

Like, how many pairs of underwear do I actually bring on this trip? Will I have time to do wash? What if I stay an extra day? And -- most importantly ...

Travel Tips: Compressing Your Packing With a Vacuum Cleaner

Sonia Gil | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Ever wanted to fit your winter packing into one carry-on? Here's how: take your vacuum cleaner and put everything into a compression bag!

Packing Tips From Fashion Editors

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.25.2013 | Travel

We're forever mystified by travelers who manage to pull together effortlessly chic ensembles absent a legion of heavy luggage. What's their secret? we asked some of the most well-dressed (and well-traveled) people around -- fashion bloggers and editors -- for a little help.

10 Cures for the Chronic Overpacker

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel

Can't seem to travel without an overstuffed bag? We're here to help. If you're a chronic overpacker, these 10 tips will cure you of your bad packing habits forever.

Leave It at Home

Christina Kelly | Posted 11.17.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

Over packing for a vacation -- we're all guilty of it, whether we want to admit it or not. There are a few tips I've learned (some of them the hard way) on over-packing. A lot of them may be common sense, but to a person in suitcase mode, common sense may be hard to come by.

10 Things You Should Pack (But Probably Won't)

SmarterTravel | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel

Humble objects, ranging from an empty reusable water bottle to bandages, can save time and money and go far toward boosting the quality of your travels. Here are the items we often forget to pack -- and always regret not having in our suitcase.

Secrets of My Travel Drawer: Avid Travelers Recommend 20 Must-pack Items Vetted by Countless Miles, Mishaps, and Serendipity

Susan Portnoy | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

You hate packing. I get it. You're worried you're going to forget something crucial or pack too much -- and really, you just want to get on with your vacation. Whether you've logged a million miles or are a novice explorer, these suggestions will help you pack faster and enjoy your trip more.

10 Steps to Panic-free Packing

Karen Klopp | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Karen Klopp

We all suffer from the panic of packing, but follow these directions and you will simplify the task and have better results. In other words, you will have everything you need when you arrive!