packing tips

Oct 7th, 2002, 04:29 PM
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caitlin
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packing tips

Anyone have any advice for the best travel pack to bring? Is a messenger bag a wise idea? Are undercover waist packs really necessary? What about travel wallets?

I'll be in the west of Ireland for a week and travelling by car.

Thanks!
 
Oct 7th, 2002, 04:45 PM
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Liz Z.
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I love the Eagle Creek expandable packs on wheels; some are convertible to backpacks as well. I have never worn an undercover waist pack in England, Scotland, France, Sweden, Denmark, or Italy. I just wear my (smallish) purse over my shoulder and hold onto it in crowded areas, and so far, so good. And I don't use a special travel wallet either.

Your mileage may vary!
 
Oct 10th, 2002, 10:46 AM
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My favorite tip for packing -
take along a duffel bag that can be laid flat in your suitcase. Then at the end of the trip - put all your dirty clothes and shoes in the duffel, leaving more room in your big case for souveniers.

2nd tip - travel space bags. - I won't travel without them now. saves a lot of space, and keeps everything dry.

-Debbie
 
Oct 10th, 2002, 08:51 PM
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Hi Debbie,
What's a travel space bag? If you don't mind explaining?
 
Oct 10th, 2002, 09:23 PM
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Krista
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LL Bean sells them. Think zip lock for clothes.
 
Oct 11th, 2002, 07:39 AM
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You can get them a lot cheaper than LL BEAN.

I bought mine at Walgreens and also on Home Shopping Network (HSN.COM) .

They are like Big ziplocs, but with a special vent at the bottom. put in your stuff, then roll & squeeze to remove all the air. Presto chango - lots more room in your suitcase.
They are great , especilly to take along sweaters ( or even a pillow

Debbie
 
Oct 11th, 2002, 03:10 PM
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Well, I order a lot of clothing from LL Beans, so the $15 for the packing bags aren't a problem. I don't pay for shipping either so it saves me the time from running out and buying them. Plus LL Bean guarntees all their items.
 
Oct 14th, 2002, 10:02 AM
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It really doesn't matter where you get them. The 1st batch I bought was the week of my trip to Ireland, and I happened across them in Walgreens.
The second batch I bought from TV.

Just be sure to shop around for the best pricing. ( you can also search the web for travel space bags, and you will find lots of places that sell them. )
 
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