Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Ziploc Packing Help

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Ziploc Packing Help Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Onie K., who says: “This goes along with the Ziploc bags…Roll up your underwear, socks, t-shirts, etc. as small as you can, put them in a Ziploc, sit on it and squeeze all […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Small Lists Can Go a Long Way

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Small Lists Can Go a Long Way Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Terry L. from Amarillo, TX, who builds on the thoughts of a past reader by saying: “I was able to pack quickly and efficiently because of frequent travel in my previous […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]