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Video: Good-bye Italy; Hello Switzerland

Rick Steves | Posted 10.04.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

After a glorious free day on the beaches of the Italian Riviera, my tour group is heading north for the Swiss Alps. Because we sleep deep in the chara...

Exclusive Travel Packing List for Long-Term World Globetrotting

Tomas Laurinavicius | Posted 09.08.2016 | Travel
Tomas Laurinavicius

Yes, that's my travel packing list It's everything I own. I live off a backpack and travel indefinitely. There is nothing to brag about, but I can say that I never felt lighter and richer in my life.

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.

Moving To College: 7 Packing Tips From The Pros

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.14.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

Have your piles ready? Wondering how you'll fit everything into your car? Check out these essential tips from those who've been there before you.

Finally! A Trick for Packing Your Necklaces

PureWow | Posted 06.15.2016 | Travel

You like to keep it light on vacation. A couple of sundresses, a handful of shoes (only the necessary ones) and a pouch full of delicate accessories t...

7 Essential Things to Do the Summer Between High School and College

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 06.10.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

You did it! You are going to college, congrats! As you finish off high school and enjoy end-of-year celebrations, you'll want to start looking toward your summer. Here are my top tips on what you'll need to accomplish before leaving for college.

How I Moved to Italy on My Own (With My Mother)

Alexandra Turney | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel
Alexandra Turney

When I was 22, I moved to Rome on my own. I had fallen in love with the city while on holiday, and had been inspired by meeting a young woman in a hostel. After her marriage ended she'd decided to start a new life in Rome, and she was staying in the hostel until she found a flat, while looking for work as an English teacher. Why shouldn't I do the same?

7 Travel Tips For Procrastinators

SmarterTravel | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel

Maybe you embrace the term procrastinator. Maybe you prefer to think of yourself as "deadline driven." But whatever you call it, there's no denying th...

Dorm Move Out, Part V

Zoha Qamar | Posted 05.19.2016 | Teen
Zoha Qamar

May 2016 My ability to stick is just as strong as a Command hook, and my ability to stick around is just as weak as one. The way the end of the schoo...

5 Tips To Avoid Over Packing

Alicia Barnes | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel
Alicia Barnes

Going away for the weekend is a nice way to take a break from the daily routine. A short plane, train, bus or car ride away, you can instantly be tran...

VIDEO: 7 Ingenious Packing Hacks for Your Romantic Weekend Getaway

Oyster | Posted 05.04.2016 | Travel

When planning a romantic weekend getaway, you want everything to go perfectly -- from start to finish. After all, no one wants to have to worry about ...

These Travel Hacks Will Take Your Trip To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 05.17.2016 | Travel

Good news, globetrotters: traveling a ton doesn't have to be complicated. Whether you’re wondering how to pack efficiently or find the cheapest flig...

Don't Pack It, Rent It: You Might Want To Have These Items Delivered

Map Happy | Posted 04.07.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Everyone loves having a meal delivered to their hotel room from the onsite restaurant. Room service is a quintessential perk when traveling. This pos...

Reverse Cowgirl (And More Coping Mechanisms For Dealing With An Over-Packed Suitcase)

Melissa Douglas | Posted 03.30.2016 | Travel
Melissa Douglas

You're on vacation, you knew you were already pushing the limits of your suitcase's holding power but... you just HAD to have those green strappy sandals.

Experienced World Traveler Gives His Top Travel Tips For Planning And Packing

Quora | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

18 Items No One Over 50 Should Travel Without

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 03.18.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If we had any advice to give about that it is this: Less is better. If you're going to be traveling for just a week, you should easily be able to pack everything you need in your carry-on suitcase. If you'll be gone longer than that, plan to do laundry.

Exploding Batteries! What You Can and Can't Bring On Board

Map Happy | Posted 03.04.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Rest assured that our phones are safe for the time being. Other products, however, may not be so fortunate. Here's a handy chart provided by the Federal Aviation Administration.

How to Pack in a Carry On: Travel Smarter

Amanda Pavlock | Posted 03.01.2016 | Travel
Amanda Pavlock

When I first met my husband, I told him I was the best packer.  He most likely thought in the beginning during those "courting" months as I like to c...

This Packing Trick Will Fit Your Whole Life Into One Suitcase

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.11.2016 | Travel

When it comes to packing for trips, we're ALL about fitting the most amount of stuff into the smallest amount of space. So this nifty little hack is ...

A Girl's Purse Essentials for Business Tripping

Map Happy | Posted 01.20.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

The transition from hopping off the plane straight to Vietnam to a boardroom meeting took a while, but even Wendy Darling eventually grew up. This p...

Nine Foolproof Tactics To Secure Overhead Bin Space

Map Happy | Posted 12.21.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

There's no such thing as fight or flight at 35,000 feet. Suspended in a holding pattern, or stuck on the tarmac, we lose all sense of our former selve...

How to Pack for a Week

Dayvee Sutton | Posted 12.22.2016 | Travel
Dayvee Sutton

I find that it's a special skill set and even a challenge for myself to never, ever check a bag. (Even though I have elite status on my regular airline and can check a bag for free.)

Cram The Most Stuff Into A Carry-On Bag As Humanly Possible

Map Happy | Posted 12.11.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

These bags are also less likely to be noticed as being bulky at the airport because they're worn on the back or can be worn over the bag. Unfortunately, you'll most likely have to carry the duffel behind your shoulder at key points in the airport if you want it to make it on the plane.

The Single Worst Packing Mistake You Can Make

SmarterTravel | Posted 12.10.2016 | Travel

Packing may be the most stressful element of your vacation preparation. We've all forgotten to pack something important, packed too much, or not enoug...

127 Things to Pack When Taking a Year-Long Trip Around the World

How Far From Home | Posted 11.30.2016 | Travel
How Far From Home

Embarking on a long-term trip is both exciting and daunting. It takes a lot of planning ahead, calculating things like budgets and the money you have in various currencies, and pushing the boundaries of your suitcase (and own willpower), in order to have everything sorted for a year-long journey around the world.