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

Erika Lafrennie | Posted 09.21.2015 | 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...

8 Things Not To Pack When Moving

Laura McHolm | Posted 09.14.2015 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

For medications, speak to your pharmacist, get your prescriptions transferred to your new home and find out how to transport them safely. Don't forget your pet's medications too. Talk to your vet and get those records and prescriptions transferred to your new home.

Packing Therapy In 10 Easy Steps

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 09.03.2015 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

I am an awesome packer. I pack light, never bring more than what fits in a carry-on, and always have what I need. But I'm horrible at packing. If it were possible to be diagnosed with a packing disorder, I would be. Here are my symptoms

The Faithful Shopper: Services I Swear By

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

Manhattan is brimming with all types of services, from high-end repair shops and cleaners to prime restorers and more, to keep all of your luxury and beloved belongings in top shape.

Floyd Mayweather Is Terrible At Actually Packing When Traveling

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.31.2015 | Sports

A back-of-the-envelope packing list for any travel situation calls for sets of clothes, toiletries, a toothbrush, phone chargers -- basically, anythin...

6 Tips For A Stress-Free Move

Justin Stein | Posted 08.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Justin Stein

Whether you live in a fourth floor walk-up or the penthouse of an elevator building, moving in the city can be stressful, expensive and time consuming. I've been moving New Yorkers in-and-out of their apartments for over six years. Here are my quick tips to ensure an easy and affordable move.

A Thousand Clown Cars

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.04.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

It's like a thousand clown cars stopped all over the city and people started pouring out of them. Everywhere you look there are people wheeling suitcases to their lodgings. Bleary-eyed travelers that were Glenn and me a few days ago, walk in a Bataan Death March line dance.

6 Packing Mistakes To Avoid When Traveling With Kids

MiniTime | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel

Don't let packing become a nightmare! A bad packing strategy can mean you don't get the most out of your family vacation. When packing for your family vacation, these usual culprits should be avoided at all costs.

See Spot Run Wild

Joseph P. Farrell | Posted 07.15.2015 | Comedy
Joseph P. Farrell

I could describe the shirt if I had to, but I don't know what I spilled on it or where the spill occurred, though we were probably at the airport eating fish tacos an hour after our flight was scheduled to leave, which it did, despite the fact that we weren't on it.

5 Tricks To Keeping Your Cool And Making Time For Brunch On Moving Day

Posted 07.14.2015 | HuffPost Home

Remember that day you moved? Of course you do. You also remember your root canal and every time you got a $5 savings bond in a birthday card. On w...

Washing Machine in a Bag and Other Tools for Travel

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

When I travel I am often on my own so compact is best, especially since my Lenovo laptop and assorted techie accoutrement is one entire (albeit small) backpack unto itself.

7 Hacks To Instantly Revive Old Clothing

JackThreads | Posted 06.20.2015 | HuffPost Home

Replacing a pair of go-to jeans that suffer from some spotty distressing, or those sliiightly dirty canvas sneakers which have carried you just about everywhere for the past four years, isn't as easy as just buying a new item.

11 Packing Hacks That Will Change the Way You Travel

JackThreads | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel

The worst aspect of traveling is packing your bags. And with the mounting fees being imposed by greedy airline executives, the art of efficiently fitting a bunch of clothes into a confined space is invaluable as ever.

Off To Camp

Adina Ciment | Posted 06.11.2015 | Parents
Adina Ciment

I can prepare her all I want, but once she's out there, well, there's no telling what she'll do. And that's OK. Because even though I'm creating this guise of concern for her hygiene and education, I'm actually much more interested in seeing a smile on her face.

20 Things You Should Never Pack in Your Checked Luggage

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

We've been over this before, but we're going to go over it again: Do not put anything valuable in your checked baggage, period -- unless you're willing to take the chance that it will be lost, damaged or stolen, and you recognize that you will most likely not be reimbursed for the loss.

The Five Essential Bags Every Serious Traveler Needs

Map Happy | Posted 06.21.2015 | 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 05.30.2015 | Travel

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 05.18.2015 | 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

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 | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel

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?