The Travel Insider
Packing smart is often the first big obstacle of a trip, even for the most frequent travelers. Follow these simple tips to keep your packing to a minimum in time, effort and space.
Pack by the Look - Lay out each outfit in advance, including accessories, shoes and jacket.
Limit your Shoes - Aim for two pair of shoes for trips that are a week or less.
Invest in a Nice Travel Bag - High quality luggage is worth the price tag if you use it often.
Wear your Bulkiest Clothes - Wear your clunky boots and carry that winter coat on the plane, especially since storing your coat in the overhead compartment is free.
Bring Gifts - Small, thoughtful gifts from your home town will keep you memorable in the eyes of your clients.
Bring Digital Backups - Bring digital copies of your passport, driver's license, credit cards and visa information in case anything gets lost or stolen.
Mix and Match Items - When you pack dark staples like trousers, blazers or pencil skirts, it's easy to wear them multiple times with different tops and accessories.