Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Wait until the Last Minute to Pack

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Don’t Wait until the Last Minute to Pack Not many people like packing, but I’ve learned over the years to get it done earlier rather than wait until the last minute because inevitably, something will come up and you’ll get sidetracked and unfocused—or worse, you’ll wake up late and end up in a mad rush to catch […]

(Reader) Travel Tip of the Day: The Reactive Packing List

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The Reactive Packing List Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Judith M. of Anchorage, AK., who says: “When I return from a trip I rewrite my packing list for the next time. I comment on things I thought I would need, but didn’t […]

Travel Website of the Week: Packnada


With all of the hassles these days of checking bags and even carrying them on (did you see this week Frontier Airlines has joined Spirit and Allegiant in charging for carry-ons?), I can definitely see a rise in services like new startup Packnada. Unfortunately, Packnada is only valuable right now for frequent travelers to Singapore […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Divide Your Clothes


Divide Your Clothes Yesterday’s tip was to not check a bag when making a connection, but I realize that’s sometimes not an option. So, if you’re traveling with another person, my suggestion (beyond putting some clothes in your carry-on) is to put half of your clothes in your companion’s checked bag and put half of their […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Car Trunk Caution


Car Trunk Caution On the road, and really anywhere, don’t leave your valuables in your car—even in the trunk—in plain view. Instead, place your belongings into your trunk before you arrive at your destination. Even in touristy places like in Hawaii, where you would think your stuff would be safe, it’s not necessarily. Don’t take […]

10 Things You Don’t Need to Pack


You’ve probably read plenty of articles about what to pack before you take a trip but less often do professional travelers tell you what NOT to pack in your suitcase. Ready to pack smarter? Here are 10 things you don’t need to pack and should leave at home to make your suitcase lighter and more […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Avoid Wrinkles


Avoid Wrinkles To avoid wrinkling my dressier clothes, I pack them separately in garment bags that I’ve gotten from the dry cleaners. I use the same ones repeatedly so I’m not wasting them and trashing the environment. FYI: I got this photo with Elle Macpherson when I spoke at the Australian Tourism Summit early last […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Go Halfsies

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Go Halfsies If you and your spouse, partner or travel companion are each planning on checking a bag, split your stuff evenly between the two separate bags. That way, if the airline loses one of your bags, you’ll both still have clothes for a few days until they find it.   _________________________________________________________________________________ Want more travel […]