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A Travel Capsule Wardrobe: Your Ultimate Packing List  As Spring Break is approaching, I’ve been receiving more and more emails asking about packing lists for Europe in particular.

A Travel Capsule Wardrobe: Your Ultimate Packing List 

If you were following along last year, you’ll remember that I traveled to Ireland last April with just a backpack. It was hands down, THE BEST decision I’ve ever made. A Travel Capsule Wardrobe: Your Ultimate Packing List  Travel Lightly: Our 5 Best Packing Tips. We're at the halfway point of the summer and it's almost time for me to shake off the dust of this town and fly off to parts unknown.

Travel Lightly: Our 5 Best Packing Tips

I love traveling. In fact, I love it so much that I've often got my luggage out and open and waiting days before the actual packing needs to be done. But, as much as I love packing, I hate having a lot of luggage. Even in the days before baggage check fees, I rarely checked luggage. Here are my best tips on how to pack lightly and still look good when you get there. • You do not need to wear something different everyday, you do need to be comfortable and appropriate: With that in mind, I use a packing formula: 3 bottoms for 1 week, 3 tops per bottom, 5 bottoms for 2 weeks, deduct 1 top and 1 bottom for each dress. Image: David Masters, from his Flickr, with a Creative Commons License, some rights reserved. How to wear men's scarves. Best Travel Shoes — Fashionable and Comfortable For Traveling EuropeGuide to Budget Backpacking in Europe.

Picking the correct travel shoes is one of the most important — and most difficult — parts of preparing for your travels to Europe.

Best Travel Shoes — Fashionable and Comfortable For Traveling EuropeGuide to Budget Backpacking in Europe

This guide will help you choose the perfect shoes for traveling. We’ll recommend some of our favorite men’s and women’s travel shoes. Comfort Is More Important than Fashion European cities are designed to be navigated by foot and public transportation, and it is guaranteed that you’re going to walk a ton each day. You can easily walk 7-10 miles a day, so you want to treat your feet well. Tips for Comfort Quality Socks – A lot of people spend a lot of money on shoes then throw on a pair of cheap socks, but quality socks are just as important as the shoes. Best Travel Shoes — Fashionable and Comfortable For Traveling EuropeGuide to Budget Backpacking in Europe. Best Women's Travel Shoes Boots Fall Winter Comfort Walking. ***Looking for the best womens travel summer shoes?

Best Women's Travel Shoes Boots Fall Winter Comfort Walking

Check out our spring/summer post here! *** Best Travel Shoes for Europe in the Summer (cute and comfy) Update: Looking for Fall or Winter travel shoes?

Best Travel Shoes for Europe in the Summer (cute and comfy)

We have a brand new post with our favorites, link here! Zappos. Best Stylish Men's Travel Shoes Reviewed for Europe vacations. We have two popular posts about women’s travel shoes here— but the question we get asked all the time is what about travel shoes for men?

Best Stylish Men's Travel Shoes Reviewed for Europe vacations

20 Comfortable and Cute Walking Shoes for Travel. Shareshareshareshare.

20 Comfortable and Cute Walking Shoes for Travel

Amazon. Readers Vote for the 40 Best Travel Shoes of All Time. Shareshareshareshare.

Readers Vote for the 40 Best Travel Shoes of All Time

How to Choose the Best Walking Shoes for Europe. Shareshareshareshare One unexpected issue travelers find once they get to Europe is in the cobblestone streets.

How to Choose the Best Walking Shoes for Europe

Find out why and how to choose the best walking shoes for Europe! Written by: Niki Landry One of the charms of visiting many European cities is walking the authentic streetscapes. Old buildings, narrow alleys, and picturesque towns make for lovely photos, but often come with a pitfall, the cobblestone street. While great to look at stone streets aren’t always the easiest to walk on and can make for sore feet even if you don’t normally have discomfort. Two Weeks, One Carry-On. In The Carry-On Challenge: How to Pack Light Every Time, I offer advice on how to avoid checking luggage even on long vacations.

Two Weeks, One Carry-On

Here’s how I put my own tips into action on a recent two-week trip. I was visiting New Zealand in the springtime, and temperatures fluctuated from the upper 30’s to the low 70’s. To cope with the changing conditions, I packed the following clothing: -Two pairs of pants: jeans (worn on the plane) and lightweight hiking pants -One set of lightweight thermal pants -Five long-sleeved T-shirts (including one worn on the plane) -One lightweight hooded sweatshirt -One heavy hooded sweatshirt (worn on the plane) -Water-proof rain jacket with zip-in fleece liner (worn/carried on the plane) -Two pairs of shoes: hiking boots (worn on the plane) and walking shoes -Seven days’ worth of undergarments and socks -One set of lightweight sleepwear -Gloves, scarf and knit hat (stuffed into pockets of rain jacket) Poll: Do You Check Bags When You Fly?

— written by Sarah Schlichter. The Carry-On Challenge: How to Pack Light Every Time. After years of traveling, I've learned the many advantages of bringing only a carry-on: avoiding baggage fees, not having to worry about the airlines losing my luggage and being less encumbered by heavy bags while navigating a new place. And while other fliers are waiting at baggage claim watching the belt go round and round, I'm breezing past them to hop in a cab and get on with my day.

I'm often asked how I manage to squeeze everything into a single carry-on and personal item, even for trips as long as a few weeks. I've put together advice for three tricky packing scenarios, as well as a list of general carry-on rules of thumb. (I hope readers will add their own tips in the comments too!) Some travelers are happy checking a bag or two, and that's great.

Not sure how to pack for your epic South American journey from the chilly mountains of Patagonia to the sunny beaches of Rio de Janeiro? Second, get creative. The secret to dealing with multiple climates is layering. 1. 2. 3. 4. How to use packing cubes for travel - Bing video. What to Pack: The Ultimate Travel Packing Checklist. Whether this is your first trip or your hundredth trip, it’s always helpful to have a rundown of what items you may want to pack so you have a travel checklist.

Bookmark this packing list, because you'll want to refer back to it to make sure you've thought of everything you might want to pack. We even have trip-specific resources at the end. Step 1: Collect Important Travel Documents, Cash, and Credit Cards Start by collecting all of your important documents in a travel document organizer (this travel organizer holds a passport, ID, seven credit cards, coins, documents, a boarding pass, and a pen!).

This will help ensure everything you need to get from one place to the next is all in one place. Bundlepacking. Sam Brown How to pack a carry. Samantha Brown Basket Weave 21" Upright and Dowel Bag Set - 7860571. How to Pack for Two Weeks in a Carry-On: Women's Edition. Even the most masterful of travelers can always learn a thing or two when it comes to packing lighter, smarter, and more efficiently. Some of us are chronic over-packers who are always bringing way more clothes than necessary, while some of us are under-packers who never seem to bring enough toothpaste or socks to get through a trip. Luckily, there is a happy medium, and by following these tips, below, you can learn how to find it. Size Up Your Carry-On Forget checking a bulky bag. When you check a bag, there's a chance that it may not arrive at your destination.

First, make sure that your carry-on meets your airline’s standards. Pack Clothing Carefully When it comes to packing clothes, remember that versatility and layering are key. So your clothes don't take up a lot of space in your suitcase, take advantage of Eagle Creek's Pack-It System. Use Pack-It Folders to minimize wrinkles and compress clothing, such as shirts. Add a Personal Item Related Posts. Packing lists, travel clothing for women, beauty tips, and more! Pack light with Travel Fashion Girl! Samantha Brown Microfiber Accessory Case - 7443988.

Ninja Packing Tips: Packing list for Europe with just a 30L backpack - The Budget-Minded Traveler. Challenge Presented When I traveled to Nicaragua in April of this year (2013), I was so proud of myself that I was able to bring just a 30L backpack and my over-the-shoulder purse for the 8-day trip. It seemed easy enough; I have my go-to clothing for hot weather and I know what I like to wear when I travel.

Not to mention that summer clothes just aren’t very big, so I could easily stuff everything I needed into that backpack. No checked bag fees, no waiting around at baggage claim, no dragging a suitcase down cobblestone streets (if you haven’t done this before, it’s quite comical- for everyone watching). How to: Pack Luggage.