If the perfect packers of the world came together and proposed a set of universal travel truths, their credo might read:
- Packing is an art. Respect its ability to overwhelm.
- Squeezing = Stress
- This is not the Boy Scouts. It is not necessary to be prepared for everything.
- If you can, carry-on.
- Invest in luggage that inspires you to travel.
- Lists are a packer’s best friend.
If you were weighed down on your last trip with an unforgiving boulder of a bag, upgrade your packing routine. Here are the essentials according to our forum’s most mobile travelers:
Secrets for Cram-free Packing
One-time pack rats divulge the tricks to packing done right.
The Ultimate Packing List
Do you see anything missing from these lengthy lists? We didn’t think so.
Luggage You Love Lugging
For those who want to be among the lucky souls who’ve found the perfect suitcase.
Baby on Board
Short of growing several extra arms or hiring an entourage to carry your tot’s stuff, here’s “Packing 101” for harried parents who want to take Junior along on their next international adventure.
— Katie Hamlin