Learned the hard way…
My first trip to Europe was on the Queen Elizabeth 2 with a steamer trunk.
Travel today is not for the faint hearted. No longer glamorous, it is travail. (That’s “work” in French) I’ve had to learn new tricks to keep up with the deglamification (I made it up) of travel.
For trips where I’ll be moving around a lot and not planning to shop, I’ve switched to a carry-on wheelie, not because airlines charge for checked baggage, (what’s $25 after you’ve spent $800 for the ticket) but because I don’t like lugging a large suitcase up and down metro steps.
You may already know about Eagle Creek travel packing organizers…but they just changed my life. I picked up the basic “Pack-It” set and was astonished at how much clothes I was able to pack due to the compression — and even more impressed with how unwrinkled everything was when I took it out. Order and calm for the jet lagged mind.
This cool short shows how it works.
Here’s why less is more. Look at how many outfits you can get from two pants, one skirt, and four tops. You do the math. Thanks Eileen Fisher.
Thanks to my friend Barbara Berman of BB’s Clutter Solutions who turned me on to Eagle Creek and other packing tips. Hmmm…why my interest in travel tips…? All will be revealed!
P.S. Do you have travel tips you can share with us. We want to hear them desperately.
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