How to Pack Like a Pro
Get your rules straight.
When traveling internationally, check the airline baggage restrictions before you pack. Restrictions vary by country and airlines.
Buying a second set of toiletries and toothbrushes for the family will allow you to pack well in advance, avoiding all the night before packing stress.
A few Ziploc storage bags are great for wet swimsuits (and a million other things) and won’t take up any of your storage space. Costume jewelry offers a lot of bang for the bag, with the potential to turn one “LBD” into a number of different outfits.
Remember the two Cs: Convenience and comfort.
If checking luggage, use skycap. For a small tip, you can check your luggage curbside and avoid waiting in long lines inside the terminal. And, now that onboard pillows, blankets, and food are a thing of the past, be sure to pack plenty of sweaters, pashminas, neck pillows, and snacks for the entire family.
Expect the unexpected.
Pack copies of your travel documents in your bags so you always have a duplicate on hand. You can also send yourself an email with all the documents and numbers so that you can access it from anywhere.
Always keep valuables, toiletries, medications, and a change of clothes in your carry-on.
Kaehler Luggage has multiple locations, including a stores in Oak Brook. For more information, visit worldtraveler.com.