4 Packing Space Hoarders and How To Combat Them

In a little over a month, I will be tasked with packing for three months in Europe. While the challenge is one I will gladly accept, it does come with its own set of problems. Whether you are packing for two weeks or two months, you have to evaluate what you are placing in your bag. Some items are known space hoarders, always cumbersome and greedy in the amount of room they demand. However, travelers need to prevent these items from taking over their suitcases. Here are a few common space hoarders and how you can make them shrivel up and give you more room in your bag.

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3 Packing Strategies for a Seamless Voyage

We all have different packing “styles” – some people plan for weeks (months, even!) what they will bring on a trip, others throw a few things in a suitcase the night before they leave and call it good. Whatever your style is, here are some strategies for thinking through what you should bring on your next voyage.

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Five Items Women Should Always Keep in a Carry-on Bag

After carefully packing her weekend bag for a trip to San Francisco, my mom faced quite the packing challenge. My dad had neglected to place their suitcase in the car on their way to the airport, leaving them both without anything to wear for 48 hours. With an arrival time in San Francisco of late evening, they were left with few options to pick up clothes to wear for the weekend. A number of things can go wrong when you pack for a vacation or trip. Your bag can be lost for days. Your husband could forget to put said bag in the car. To combat the potential hiccup in the road, women can make their arrival much smoother if they merely have these five staples in their carry-on bag.

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Five Must-Pack Items For A Study Abroad

Late August brings on the season of heading back to the classroom and the end of summer vacations. These few weeks for some students don’t present an end to summer, but rather a continuation of travel into the new semester as they head out to study abroad. By this point in time, you probably have your study abroad semester finalized and now must begin the packing process. While the mistakes to avoid on a study abroad include packing too much, you can also bemoan for several weeks in foreign lands the items you failed to bring. Don’t leave these items behind before you ship out to your world classroom.

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Road Trip Safety: Six Items To Always Stow in the Car

With Labor Day weekend approaching, many will load up their vehicles and head out on road trips across the country. Travelers want to take advantage of summer’s last dance before heading back to the office or school. However, the last summer road trip can be a nightmare if you don’t pack accordingly. Here are a few items you should always bring with you in the car on a road trip to avoid being stranded in the middle of nowhere or riding through a deadly thunderstorm.

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