Packing Tips

How to Pack Oversized Items When Flying

How to Pack Oversized Items When Flying
Whether you’re toting a guitar, a bike, or a stroller, there are plenty of restrictions when it comes to checking and carrying on large, bulky items. Follow this checklist to make sure that your item makes it on board—and arrive safely at your final destination. When you're preparing for a flight,...

How to Pack for a Destination Wedding

How to Pack for a Destination Wedding
Heading somewhere exotic to witness one of your favorite couples tie the knot? Make sure you’ve packed all the essentials for the ceremony, reception—and your own built-in mini-break! Wedding season is in full swing—which means that you’re maybe starting to notice invitations to destination...

Ultimate Cruise Packing List: 5 Travel Bag Must-Haves

Ultimate Cruise Packing List: 5 Travel Bag Must-Haves
One of the coolest aspects of cruising? Going to tons of destinations but only unpacking once! Make sure you know exactly what to put in your bag before you take to the high seas. One of the key benefits of taking a cruise is getting to explore multiple locations while only having to wrestle with...

What to Pack for Paris, France: Vacation Packing List

What to Pack for Paris, France: Vacation Packing List
Anticipating a vacation to the City of Lights? Whether you’re planning a romantic trip, a whirlwind shopping tour, or just want to stroll endlessly through the charming arrondissement , use this Paris packing list to help outfit your journey. Ahhh, Paris. Just the word holds the promise of...

What to Take in Your Airplane Personal Item

What to Take in Your Airplane Personal Item
Every flight represents a rare opportunity to do exactly what you want to do for a few hours—with no last-minute calls, meetings, or demands to interrupt you! Use your time wisely by filling your carry-on bag with all of the essentials you need to maximize your mini-break at 30,000 feet. Sure,...

Hiking the Inca Trail: How to Plan and What to Pack

Hiking the Inca Trail: How to Plan and What to Pack
From price breakdowns to packing lists, this guide to planning and preparing for the Inca Trail may just be as valuable as ancient Incan gold. For the Incas, all roads led to Machu Picchu. But for travelers to Peru today, there’s really only one true way to get there: The Inca Trail. Technically,...

What to Pack for a South Africa Vacation

What to Pack for a South Africa Vacation
Whether you’re visiting to see big game on a safari or to explore the culture of Cape Town and Johannesburg, use this South Africa packing list for suggestions on what to take for your trip. As a vacation destination, South Africa seems to have it all, from natural beauty to history and culture,...

Minimalist Travel: 10 Ways to Pack 10 Pounds Lighter

Minimalist Travel: 10 Ways to Pack 10 Pounds Lighter
Find out how to whittle down the contents of your luggage to a far more manageable size and weight—without missing any precious cargo. Ready to lose the bulk of that heavy, overstuffed suitcase and experience the freedom that comes with traveling light? Here’s how to whittle down your travel bag...

What to Pack for Peru: Vacation Packing List

What to Pack for Peru: Vacation Packing List
Don’t say hasta luego to home until you’ve packed these seven travel must-haves for your Peru adventure! Peru is the land of steamy jungles, sandy deserts, high-altitude Inca ruins—and tons of topography requiring different types clothing, shoes, and travel accessories. Peru has crammed a planet’s...

Surf Trip Packing List: What to Pack to Ride the Waves

Surf Trip Packing List: What to Pack to Ride the Waves
Find out what surfers (and travelers who love surfing!) pack when heading out to chase the perfect wave. Thanks to now-ubiquitous airline fees and standard charges for checked bags , every traveler is trying to pack lighter. But how can you do that when your trip revolves around a 5-10-foot long...

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