Travel Packing Tips

After years of traveling carry-on only, I’ve got all the information you need to pack efficiently. Get packing lists for different types of trips so you bring all the right gear and learn how to organize it so that you can fit it all in without a hassle.

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What to Wear on Safari if You’re On a Budget

Ever since I married my husband — engineer, outdoorsman, and overall pragmatist — I have to admit that I choose function over fashion when it comes to clothing. Sure, I clean up well when I need to, but first and foremost I’m about performance. But I’m here to let you in on a little secret: …

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The Best Women’s Travel Backpack for Carry-On Enthusiasts

I totally nerd out over travel gear, especially when it fits right into one of my needs. I’ve been looking for a womens travel backpack for years — ever since I went to Guatemala and carried an ill-fitting pack two miles through the jungle to a practically unknown national park. My back and shoulders were …

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Bring Exactly What You Need with this Norway Cruise Packing List

Even if you’ve cruised before, Norway is a whole different animal: the weather is finicky at best and there’s a good chance you’ll fly a low-cost airline to get to your starting and ending ports, where every pound of baggage costs you.  That’s why I’ve compiled the perfect Norway cruise packing list for you.  It …

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Tropical Vacation Packing List: What Every Traveler Should Bring

In a somewhat atypical trend, I’ve been to a lot of beaches in the past year (after years of going to none!).  After enjoying Costa Rica, Barbados, and now Puerto Rico, it’s safe to say I’ve got packing down to a perfect science.  With the right tropical vacation packing list, you can take advantage of …

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Is it actually possible to travel to South America in a carry-on only? With this packing list, you bet it is! Find out what to wear and what products you need to be comfortable on this adventure safari through national parks! Bonus tips also included.

This South Africa Packing List Helps You Pack Like a Pro… Guaranteed!

For most people, going on safari is a trip of a lifetime.  It’s far away, it’s expensive — and it can feel challenging to plan and pack so that everything is perfect.  Thankfully, this South Africa packing list has everything you need so that you know exactly what to bring to South Africa. Plus, if …

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DIY: A Travel Medicine Kit Checklist That Fits in Your Carry On

Including a travel medicine kit is an essential part of packing.  Getting sick on vacation is miserable, but sooner or later, it happens to everyone.  I seem to get hit with a bad cold every year while traveling (those darn airplane germs!) and my husband is so sensitive to stomach issues we call him “the canary …

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Carry-On Packing List for Guatemala (Even for Long Trips!)

When I started telling people I was going to Guatemala, I was surprised that the most frequently asked question is, “What’s on your packing list?”. Believe it or not, packing for an extended trip is almost the same as packing for a week.  As long as you get used to the idea of doing laundry, it’s …

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