NOV 24, 2017 AT 07:52 AM
Do not pack essential items in checked bags!
One of the worst mistakes you can commit is to keep the essential and valuable belongings in your checked luggage instead of your carry-on bag. Things like identification cards, passports, money, electronics like phones and laptops, credit cards and jewelry should always be with you on the plane. We are not required to explain why you need your passport and wallet on you, but in case loss or theft of your luggage happens, you will surely regret keeping your insanely expensive Rolex watch in that checked bag.
Packing more tops than bottoms
Let us face the truth: there are more chances you will re-wear a pair of bottoms than a top. To avoid over packing, stick to the golden rule of thumb: packing two different tops – this can include sweaters and blouses or t-shirts – for every bottom you wear – can be shorts, pants or skirts. As far as bottoms go, always pack dark and light wash denim.