5 Essential Packing Tips for Summer Travel

Even if you’re only traveling for a few days, a well-packed suitcase can save you tons of time and stress, both at the airport and at your destination. We’ve assembled the best packing tips for the Summer so that you can travel smart and in style!

1. Keep yourself entertained.

Download eBooks and movies onto your mobile device, tablet or laptop for more room in your carry-on bag. If you are bringing a mobile device, don’t forget to bring a portable charger. These can save the day when power outlets are in short supply. If you can’t live without your device, bring a charger with you.

2. Make smart clothing choices.

Organize your clothing in small rolls and group outfits together by day for ease of access. Remember to bring clothing items that are easy to mix and match. You can always dress up an outfit with shoes and accessories. Be creative with your wardrobe so that you can maximize your space and time.

3. Upgrade your bag.

Swap out the old broken zipper suitcase for a lighter, more modern one. Checking luggage can be a hassle. Try to travel with your carry-on only. Think light and invest in a good bag with built-in organizers and pouches. Fashionable designer leather bags are all the rage right now, but the added weight can cause you to slow down significantly in airport lines.


4. Keep your carbon footprint small.

Traveling can be a hassle, especially for those that are Eco-friendly. Try to bring a recycled paper grocery bag with you to replace the plastic lined hotel trashcans in your room. If you want to avoid using plastic bottles throughout the duration of your trip, invest in an insulated, waterproof drinking thermos. Your drink can stay hot or cold for hours at a time with these portable Eco-friendly bottles.

5. Stay fresh.

We all know how hard it is to feel fresh and clean on a long flight or car ride. You can tackle this feeling with a couple of facial sheet masks or your favorite cleansing cloths. Keep a small pack in your carry-on with Q-tips, mouthwash, tissues, and Chapstick. You can refresh yourself quickly and discretely with these items in the lavatory or at your seat. If you are concerned about keeping your clothing fresh, you can add a few dryer sheets or potpourri satchels inside your bag for a clean, refreshing smell.

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