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Packing Tips

10 Tips for Traveling Light (And Looking Like You Didn't)

Vayable | Posted 09.03.2014 | Travel
Vayable

We're huge fans of the benefits of carry-on -- no extra luggage fees, no losing luggage and greater flexibility for last-minute changes in plans.

A Cautionary Tale About Shower Gel

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I consider myself an international travel expert. My journeys have taken me from Beijing to Morocco. So when I make appearances, people often ask me for advice. I am quick to share my travel expertise, and when it comes to packing, I consider myself an expert. But on a recent trip to Namibia, I failed to heed my own advice.

5 Reasons to Pack Less (Way Less)

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 08.05.2014 | 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.

Shameless Ways to Make Your Flight More Comfortable

SmarterTravel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

If an item makes your flight more comfortable, it's worth using -- even if it makes you look a little silly in a public space.

Packable Items That Can Save Your Life in a Disaster

SmarterTravel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Earthquakes. Fires. Tsunamis. Hurricanes. Most of us don't think about these things as we're packing, but when we visit destinations vulnerable to certain types of disasters, we take on the real risk of an emergency.

Everything You Need to Know About the Yacht Week

Quia Querisma | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Quia Querisma

It's safe to assume one swimsuit and one outfit per day, with the option of repeating shorts with different tops. I can't say it enough -- a suitcase will be the bane of your existence in your cabin.

Underwear Optimization Charts Are The Only Packing Advice You Need

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel

Like, how many pairs of underwear do I actually bring on this trip? Will I have time to do wash? What if I stay an extra day? And -- most importantly ...

The Only Packing Tips You Ever Need To Know

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

By Gary Leff, Condé Nast Traveler If you've never missed a flight in your life, you're spending too much time in airports, says travel special...

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.

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.

Dana Oliver

How To Pack For A Weekend Getaway Without Overpacking

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 05.21.2014 | Style

I'm just going to say what you're probably thinking: packing is a b*tch! No matter how many cute carry-on bags I've accumulated from Target or real...

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!

It's Official: Women Are Way Worse At Packing

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel

We all know the rules of suitcase packing, but who follows them more closely: guys or girls? Women might not be so happy with the answer. Ninety...

The Right Way to Pack Your Luggage!

Budget Travel | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Maximize your suitcase space by following our handy guide to what to bring and what to leave at home. You may be surprised by what we've uncovered!

7 Secrets to Traveling Like an Expert

Stacia Pierce | Posted 06.23.2014 | Travel
Stacia Pierce

As a frequent traveler, I have spent countless hours in airports and hotels, living out of suitcases or trading one packed bag for another. In my experience, traveling becomes effortless when you're ready in advance.

10 Multiuse Travel Products You Need to Pack

SmarterTravel | Posted 06.22.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Save space in your suitcase with these travel products that serve two or more purposes at once. Think a flashlight that doubles as a battery pack, a suitcase that serves as a chair, and a travel pillow that supports more than your neck.

The Travel Tidbits You Didn't Know You Needed

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel

Sometimes, the best travel tips don't come from a massive traveler's encyclopedia or a lengthy travel article or from sifting through piles and piles ...

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 05.12.2014 | 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 04.28.2014 | 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 04.26.2014 | 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.