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The Five Essential Bags Every Serious Traveler Needs

Map Happy | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

There's no right or wrong bag, but certain types of bags definitely prove useful. And that's because there's all different sorts of travel functions they service. Making sure you've got several different types of bags on hand will pretty much ensure you'll be covered in any situation.

6 Packing Tips for Hoarders

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

The first step in reigning in an overpacking habit is to set up some ground rules and goals. Packing, like any organizational activity, requires a game plan. You be the coach: Ask yourself what perfect packing means to you.

This Is How Long Travel-Sized Toothpaste Will Last You

Map Happy | Posted 03.18.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Ever since the all-important question of how long travel-sized shampoo lasts was answered, I've been wondering about the life expectancy of other travel-size items. Like... how long should a travel-size toothpaste last?

Packing for Your Trip to Europe: Then & Now

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel
Go Ahead Tours

Our ultimate packing round-up has all the details to make packing for your trip significantly less stressful--no sun-dials needed.

Packing Tips From Travel Experts

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Whether it's a scent, a special snack, or a specific pair of shoes, everyone has something they're always sure to bring with them on a trip. Here, seven frequent travelers (and expert packers) share what they'd never leave home without.

How to Pack for a Week With Only 10 Items of Clothing

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Travel light by packing pieces you can mix and match for a week's worth of looks.

Packing Hacks: The Best Carry-On Bags for Your Trip

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Confession: I used to travel with a baby-blue JanSport backpack that I'd had since sixth grade. It had highlighter doodles, it was thoroughly unfashionable, and once, an elderly man at the airport told me to stay in school and study hard (I was 24.)

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!

10 Travel Essentials You Need During The Holidays

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

What can we do to help out the travelers in the lead up to this busy travel period? We've put our heads together here at HotelsCombined and have come up with a clever list of the Top Ten Travel Hacks to make your trip this Christmas easy:

The 7 Biggest Travel Myths, Busted

Doug Lansky | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Doug Lansky

As hunter-gatherers turned tourists, we may be hardwired to eat, seek comfort, maybe even shop, but how long do we look at a famous attraction before we're supposed to move on?

6 Tips to Ace Your First Business Trip

Ellevate | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Ellevate

There's no reason to look like Natalie, the neophyte business traveler Anna Kendrick portrayed in Up in the Air. Business travel does not have to be intimidating. If you pack carefully and plan ahead, you'll be a savvy business traveler in no time.

Gramma Good's Packing Tips

Honey Good | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty
Honey Good

Packing and unpacking is tedious whether it is for a short weekend getaway or an extended trip lasting several weeks. My plan makes the "physical action" of packing bearable. And I might add, I pack for two -- myself and my husband!

You Forgot to Pack These 8 Things

Orbitz.com | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Orbitz.com

Hey, you forgot something. It's okay. Everybody does it. We interviewed hotel concierges to find out which important items travelers tend to forget the most, and we got some advice on how to best deal with your loss.

The 5 Stages Of Stuff: How To Make Downsizing Easier

Rachel Adelson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Theory is one thing, practice is another. I could write all day about aging in place and downsizing. Hey, wait. I have written all day about aging in place and downsizing. Then I actually downsized. And moved. And lived in a hotel for a month in between. It was all such a hassle that all I could think was, 'No wonder people put this off!'

Taking Comfort

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

On the threshold between the life we've known and her departure, I slide my credit card, serve as Sherpa from store to home. We stuff the comforter into a huge bag, vacuum out the air, shrinking it into a manageable cube. The piles grow, spawn -- a Bed Bath & Beyond annex in our living room.

Five Essential Travel Tips For Small Business Owners

Maura Nevel Thomas | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Maura Nevel Thomas

If you're a small business owner, there's not really the option of closing the office when traveling on business. Here are the tools and strategies I've found that keep me calm, comfortable and productive when I'm away from my home base.

So Empty Is My Nest

Bushra Alvi | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Bushra Alvi

A parent's love for a child is the strongest and purest bond of all humanity and for this reason one of the hardest things for a parent to do is to wave goodbye as their child leaves for college.

10 Tiny Travel Accessories Fit for Your Keychain

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Your bag is packed. Your carry-on is arranged. But is your keychain ready? With so many travel-friendly items that can ride along with your keys, customizing your ring for each trip can be the highlight of your travel-prep routine.

8 Items the College Kid Never Unpacks

Domino | Posted 09.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Some things are better left at home (sorry, Mom).

14 Do's and Don'ts For Honeymoon Packing

Adam Warner | Posted 08.24.2014 | Weddings
Adam Warner

Now it's time to get packed for that once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Follow these easy organizational tips and travel recommendations to ensure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

How To Properly Fold A Jacket To Avoid Wrinkles

Sonia Gil | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

This is a short and simple trick that can make all the difference. Ever wonder why men always look so crisp and tidy even after a ten hour trip? Their secret: they know how to fold a jacket.

10 Packing Mistakes You'll Definitely Regret

SmarterTravel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Unexpected baggage fees and unfortunate run-ins with the TSA are just a few consequences of totally preventable packing mistakes. Avoid these 10 all-too-common slip-ups to ensure packing perfection the next time you travel.

Locks, Storage and Hygiene

Sonia Gil | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Yes, we all love to keep our luggage safe and secure. That's why luggage locks are an essential accessory when we embark on any type of travel. But not all locks are made the same.

How to Pack for Study Abroad

Sonia Gil | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

I have spent extended periods of time abroad quite a bit. I have been in London for three months, in China for six months, and in France for five weeks. So, believe me, I know what I'm talking about. Here is what you need to do.

How to Fold a Shirt in Three Seconds

Sonia Gil | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

If you are a constant traveler (and even if you aren't), you know that time is of the essence. In order to avoid spending precious time folding shirts, here is a trick to have it ready and folded in just three seconds!