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Smart Travel Packing Tips

Traveling is exciting, but it's not without a few hassles between the planning, packing, and getting to and navigating the airport. We can make it easier, starting with your luggage. Packing always seems to take up more time and space than you'd like, especially when you don't know what you're doing. But no more! These simple travel packing tips will help you get organized, get packed, and be on your way.

How to Pack Clothes

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The trick to packing clothes is versatility and organization. Pick pieces that can be mixed, matched, and... rolled? Packing pro Hitha Palepu recommends rolling your clothes burrito-style to maximize space and minimize wrinkling. She also suggests using a packing cube to protect your clothes from everything else in your suitcase.

How to Pack Shoes

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They're oddly shaped, heavy, and difficult to pack, but we love them. Next time you go on a trip, limit your shoe collection to three of your favorite pairs: versatile flats, nude heels, and sneakers. That way, you should be prepared for anything your vacation can throw at you, including a night on the town or a morning on the treadmill.

How to Pack Accessories

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There's nothing like accessories to take an outfit from good to great, so don't leave them behind when you go away. But remember, you don't need your whole jewelry box. Choosing one statement necklace, a cuff, a ring, a pair of earrings, a hat, and a scarf should give you plenty of options to bling out your travel attire.

How to Pack Toiletries

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Learning how to pack your toiletries properly is essential to avoiding a classic travel disaster. We've all had a product leak, and we're not keen on having it happen again. Do yourself a favor, and learn to properly contain and seal your toiletries. Your other belongings will thank you.

How to Pack Carry-On Luggage

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Checking a bag, especially a heavy bag, gets more expensive every day. So, save yourself trouble and money by mastering the art of the carry-on suitcase. Step 1: Limit what you take with you. Step 2: Pack in the proper order. Step 3: Get where you're going in style. Watch this tutorial, and you'll be a packing pro in no time.

How to Pack a Travel Tote

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Packing your personal bag shouldn't be an afterthought. It requires just as much finesse as packing your carry-on. Spend a little time gathering your valuable and essential items, such as jewelry, electronics, and chargers, and tuck them into your favorite tote. Remember to make important documents easily accessible, so you don't hold up lines while digging in your bag.

How to Pack for a Beach Vacation

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In addition to the seaside essentials such as a swimsuit, sunscreen, and sunglasses, your suitcase wouldn't be complete without a few more important items. For the perfect sunny vacation, add these things you might not have thought about to your packing list.

How to Pack for a Cruise

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Sailing away into the sunset is magical, but nothing will ruin that moment faster than forgetting your favorite sunglasses. Take some of the stress out of your next vacation, and check our cruise packing list for items you don't want to forget. Bon voyage!

How to Pack for a Business Trip

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Depending on the nature of the trip, traveling for business is not always as simple as it seems. But we know you have a lot on your mind already, so let us worry about packing. We've assembled a short list of business trip essentials, so you can get your head in the game and rock that big meeting.

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