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Packing Tips

Turn Yourself Into A Master Traveler By Following These Steps

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel

We all know our basic travel rules (Book in advance! Don't overpack!), but after years of the work-travel-work-travel grind, they can become nothing b...

10 Reasons You're Packing Too Much

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Do you struggle to make it through the airport with your unusually large suitcase? Do baggage fees dominate your credit card statements? Does your lug...

Packing for Baby's 1st Road Trip

Dana Holmes | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Dana Holmes

My husband and I were asking ourselves this exact question last week as we were prepping for our first weekend away from home with our 4-month-old infant. Because I can have my OCD moments, I decided that we should bring everything and then figure out what we didn't need, versus taking nothing and learning the hard way.

8 Nifty Little Items You Always Forget to Pack

Budget Travel | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

No matter where you're traveling next, there are a few things you can add to your grab-and-go bag that will make everything run a little more smoothly. Meet eight items that will turn you into the MacGyver of the vacation set.

25 DIY Travel Hacks That Will Change how you Pack Forever

The Huffington Post | Tiara Chiaramonte | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel

Packing for a trip can be a daunting task, this we know. Whether you're concerned about saving space in your bag or the size restrictions on the l...

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!

8 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Weekend Getaway

Budget Travel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Escaping for a long weekend can be the best, right? But these tragic -- and totally avoidable! -- blunders can turn your quick getaway into "get me outta here!"

What Your Suitcase Says About You

Cheapflights | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

There are few other pre-vacation rituals as equally loved and hated as packing: 'Tis both a chore and a sign of good times ahead.

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.

Seven Ways to Fit More Stuff in Your Suitcase

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.16.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Sure, we could tell you to just pack less. But sometimes you want to have wardrobe options when you travel -- whether it's for an unexpected weather change or a fashion emergency.

Read This Before You Even *Think* About A Big Move

Elizabeth Pietrzak | Posted 11.07.2013 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pietrzak

There are many details to consider after you've successfully tackled the apartment search and begin preparing to relocate that may not be spelled out in your lease.

How To Pack A Better Toiletry Bag

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

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 ...

Packing Tips From Fashion Editors

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.25.2013 | Travel
SmarterTravel

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
SmarterTravel

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.

How to Fit Everything You Need into One Carry-On

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

You can't be a slave to the fashionistas when you're a slave to the overhead storage bin. My system may not be stylish, but it has stood the test of hundreds of thousands of air miles. Here is the unvarnished truth about what my wheelie looks like when you open it.

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
SmarterTravel

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.

Time to Pack

Ambre Dahan | Posted 10.08.2013 | Style
Ambre Dahan

It's no coincidence that you will often hear people lamenting, "Ugghhh, I have to pack tonight." Taking the time to plan and strategize your looks prior to departure can be both bothersome and a challenge, but at the end of the day, it's an absolute necessity.

Your Life in a Backpack

Norm Schriever | Posted 10.06.2013 | Travel
Norm Schriever

Think back to your last vacation. I bet your suitcases were so stuffed you had to sit on them just to get the zipper closed, and that was just for one week! Now imagine if you had to pack absolutely everything you needed for six months, or even a year, into one backpack.

When You've Got to Move It, Move It! Here's How to Pack It, Pack It!

Laura McHolm | Posted 09.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

Don't want your movers or pizza-loving friends to shake it, break it? Need some pointers on how to pack that antique mirror? What about your collection of cowboy boots? Oh, and there is always that mess of cords....

What NOT To Do With Your Engagement Ring

Sandy Malone | Posted 09.18.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Not long ago, one of my wedding couples entrusted part of their luggage to their wedding party instead of bringing it to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, ...

The Best Travel Advice We've Ever Heard

Posted 07.17.2013 | OWN

From booking flights to packing light, these experts' advice will make traveling a whole lot easier. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on F...

Summer Weekend Getaway Packing Guide (VIDEO)

Kate Thomas | Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel
Kate Thomas

This is a step-by-step packing guide for summer weekend trips, for women. Follow the steps and you'll take out all the emotion behind packing. And you'll get it all done quickly.

Packing for Safari: What You Need And What You Don't

Elevate Destinations | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

Packing for safari flummoxes a lot of travelers because it's a weird hybrid of exotic, outdoor adventure and very luxurious accommodations. There are a lot of safari packing lists out there, that's not what this is.