Ten tips for packing for trips

NOV 24, 2017 AT 07:52 AM

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Do not pack essential items in checked bags!

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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.

One of the worst things that can happen to you if you are travelling is to discover that you forgot an essential item, leaving you scrambling to discover the nearest store in your destination. The other side – you pack too much in your bag(s), and you become burdened with heavy bags to tow, in addition to looking disorganized and, if you are travelling by plane, paying an arm and a leg for airline baggage fees.
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