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Travelers' Top Tips to Pack Smart

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Advice from the traveler community on their best-ever packing tips. Here’s what they had to say. • Pack light to travel light. If you can manage with a carry-on, do it. Try taking half of the things you need and twice the money. You can make buying a few new items a fun part of the adventure. • Pack a sleep mask and ear plugs. These can come in handy on a plane, train or in your hotel room. • Capitalize on empty suitcase space. Roll your clothes, instead of folding them. Stuff socks, underwear, and accessories inside of shoes. Leave no space unused. • Keep a sarong or pashmina in your carry-on. They can be used as a blanket on the plane, a scarf if it’s cold or a shawl on an evening out. • Bag it. Kitchen sandwich bags can be used to hold your accessories, vacuum pack bags can be space savers, and trash bags have multiple uses (laundry bag, shoe covers). • Skip airport snacks and bring your own. You can save yourself a bit of money and keep your hunger at bay in case you have a delayed flight. • Create compartments. Two words: packing cube. If you are visiting more than one city during your trip, packing cubes will keep your suitcase organized and save you from having to pack and unpack. • Share your packing space. Traveling with a girlfriend? Split your clothes between two suitcases on the off chance one of them gets lost during the flight. • Bring a multi-socket extension cord. Although newer hotels have USB ports in rooms, it’s best to have an extra outlet to charge all of your electronics at once. • Make photocopies before leaving home. If you’re traveling out of the country, make two photocopies of your passport. Use your smartphone to take pictures of your car in the airport’s parking garage and do the same for your luggage and its contents in case it gets lost. Consider this: Wear old t-shirts, pants, underwear, and socks and throw them away on the trip after you wear them. That way your luggage is lighter and you have room to purchase items on your trip" Forgot your toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, deodorant? Check with the front desk of your hotel… they’ve always got small samples available. Not a member of the Red Hat Society? There's only one, join the fun! You are invited to join your Red (and Pink) Hat Sisters for an experience of a lifetime, where joy, laughter and the electricity of fun and friendship reign supreme in the city that never sleeps! Let this serve as your official invitation to the Red Hat Society's 2018 International Convention as we Let the Good Times Roll in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Marilyn Cresci says...
Posted Thursday, March 16, 2017
Great tips
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Joan MacNeill says...
Posted Monday, March 20, 2017
A few bandannas are good. Can be worn in many ways, serve as various kindsof cloths, including washcloths that are not found in rooms in some countries.
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Debra Granich Granich says...
Posted Monday, March 20, 2017
Love the tips! Brigs extra sandwich bags in case you need them for misc. things you collect on the trip. Also carry your essential medications with you on the trip. Do not pack them in your luggage.
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Susie S. Martinez says...
Posted Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Such great information! Thanks 😊
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