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Packing Just Enough for Life's Journey

Carl Phillips | Posted 11.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Carl Phillips

We really don't need that much in life to be happy. This may be counter to what we are sold by the advertising masses. However, the truth is there a...

20 Packing Hacks For Women Travelers

Courtney Lambert | Posted 08.16.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Ladies, we all know how overwhelming it can be to pack for a vacation, let alone a lengthy backpacking adventure halfway across the globe. It always begins the same way: an empty suitcase or backpack and a closet bulging with treasures of lace, silk and cotton.

50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures -- Number Two -- Honeymoon In the Bahamas

Patti R. Rose | Posted 01.06.2017 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

As we planned for the wedding, I shared with my best friend at the time, the Poconos honeymoon idea. She laughed and said, "You can't honeymoon in the Poconos. You should go to the Caribbean. You don't have to go far. What about the Bahamas? That will be so romantic." That definitely seemed like a great idea so I shared it with my then fiancé and he loved it. The plan was on.

Thoughts on Packing: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Erika Lafrennie | Posted 09.21.2016 | Travel
Erika Lafrennie

Let's talk about packing. A couple of weeks ago in my post on travel hacks I referenced all of the great resources out there for packing light. I said...

Travel Tips: Convenient Packable Goodies

Sonia Gil | Posted 02.01.2015 | Travel
Sonia Gil

One of the challenges of traveling is finding items that are super wearable, super packable and super useful. Because I am a sucker for anything travel-sized, I have come up with a few super tiny packable goodies you must have!

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.

Travel Gear for the Wandering Expat

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

For some of the more obsessive-compulsive among us, it has also become a point of honor to be able to pack for weeks or even months on the road in a matter of minutes...

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!

Your "Holiday Travel With Family" Survival Guide

Heather Greenwood Davis | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Heather Greenwood Davis

Let's face it -- travel can be stressful at the best of times. Add holiday hype, snow covered roads, airplane lines and kids who may have had a bit too much candy cane frosting and you have the makings of a travel Armageddon.

How To Pack A Better Toiletry Bag

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Is it normal to be jealous of a toiletries kit? I once felt pangs of dopp-kit envy when I caught a glimpse of a fellow traveler's perfectly organized ...

This is What It Looks Like to Give Up Everything

Allison Vesterfelt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Allison Vesterfelt

You might be wondering why on earth I'm showing you a picture of my couch. Here's why: It's because this is what it looks like to give up everything.

Mies van der Rohe is My Travel Consultant

Todd Greene | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
Todd Greene

I consider myself a minimalist. I have certain rules which keep me from overcrowding my life, and this space-saving mentality transfers well to my travel schedule. I have learned to pack light and follow some simple rules that make traveling easier and more pleasurable.

Packing Light: Two Months With 24 Pounds in a Carry-On Bag

Rick Steves | Posted 06.27.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

I will say there are two kinds of people you meet on the road in Europe: those who pack light, and those who wish they'd packed light. I've got it down and I love it. What's your best tip for packing light?

The Overpacker's Guide to Carry-on Success (Video)

Quia Querisma | Posted 05.29.2013 | Travel
Quia Querisma

Believe it or not, despite my overpacking ways, I've become quite a packing ninja. I've packed up to eight days of summer clothes into a 21" suitcase that zipped effortlessly. Same goes for five days of winter clothes -- knits and layers considered!

5 Vacation Packing Tips From A Reformed Overpacker

Christina Anderson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Style
Christina Anderson

My family and I just took a two-week vacation to visit relatives in Norway. My husband and I have two small children, and traveling for us used to look like the Ringling Brothers were coming to town, complete with the three-ring circus. This year, I was determined to do things differently, and if I could, pack only carry-on luggage. I succeeded, and what I discovered surprised me.

The Valuable Lesson I Learned From Losing My Luggage

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

I let my husband take care of the baggage claim duties. This, I believe, is the moment that changed everything.

Ann Brenoff

What Should You Never Bring With You On Vacation? | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.19.2012 | Fifty

After college, I spent a year backpacking through Europe. I started out with a 40-pound brick on my back and came home with just a 14-pound case of th...

Expert Packing Guide for Women

Jasmine Moy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jasmine Moy

To me, there are few things worse than overpacking. I would rather have all my toenails ripped off than to check my bags, no matter how long the trip.

Five Secrets to a Happy Vacation

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

As I began to prepare for my upcoming trip, I realized that I've made a lot of mistakes over the course of my traveling life, which I've tried -- over time -- to rectify.

10 Best Tips For Family Friendly Travel!

Soultravelers3 | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Can international family travel or long term travel really be family friendly travel and even easy or cheap? We say yes of course, because we have bee...