64 Responses

  1. tiffany l
    tiffany l at |

    pack lots of ziploc baggies!

    1. mikey
      mikey at |

      bring a few paper clips to keep papers organized along the way

  2. Tom
    Tom at |

    I have a extension cord/surge protector that I do not leave home without. It has USB ports on it and it doesn’t take up much space. Worth its weight in gold.

  3. Steve - Canadian Travel Hacking
    Steve - Canadian Travel Hacking at |

    I like to roll my clothes to make more room

  4. Rui N.
    Rui N. at |

    Roll the cloth instead of folding them!

  5. Diego
    Diego at |

    I like to have a change of clothes in my carry on just in case any issues arise

  6. Rob
    Rob at |

    Hotel laundry bags are great for storing dirty clothes. Close the bag loosely and squeeze the air out, it’ll shrink the size down considerably. The close the bag tight.

  7. hal
    hal at |

    Put socks and underware in your shoes.

  8. DL
    DL at |

    I place a card with my name, address, phone number and destination with dates on the inside of my suitcase. Just in case!

  9. Mogon
    Mogon at |

    Votive candles. For, well, you know…

  10. Seth
    Seth at |

    Packing cubes are the greatest invention ever!

  11. Mike
    Mike at |

    Always make a copy of your passport when traveling abroad and leave your passport in hotel safe. Bring backup cash and credit cards in case you lose your primary cards/cash.
    Always pack a list of phone numbers in case you need to contact people and your phone is dead/lost/damaged.
    Finally, pack compression socks to help circulate your blood inflight.

  12. silver springer
    silver springer at |

    Use packing cubes and folders–I use eagle Creek brand– to keep clothes organized and to prevent them from wrinkling

  13. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth at |

    My favorite packing advice- leave half the clothes, take twice the cash. Also, leave the gun, take the cannoli.

  14. Rings
    Rings at |

    Use zippered storage cubes and separate clothing categories into each.

  15. Marilynn
    Marilynn at |

    My tip is select exactly the right suitcase/backpack for the trip so you don’t ned to lug around anything that takes up extra space or weight.

  16. Tim
    Tim at |

    Everything weighs more than a credit card.

  17. mowogo
    mowogo at |

    I am a fan of using the space saver bags for longer trips to fit more clothes in the bag without having to take the space

  18. GetToThePoints
    GetToThePoints at |

    Carry a few critical pieces of clothing as a spare on your carry on. Never know when you will get something spilled on you in route.

  19. Dan
    Dan at |

    I put a spare credit card and ID in my carry on.

  20. Jacob
    Jacob at |

    I bring an extended battery on long flights in case one of my devices die and there’s no USB port

  21. Jim F.
    Jim F. at |

    Making a packing list has given my wife and I great piece of mind. We “don’t leave home without (completing) it.”

  22. Erik
    Erik at |

    I fold my dress shirts and pants opposite ended, fold the entire stack, then insert into the suitcase (example: lay a pair of pants on your bed, then layer the next pair of pants the opposite way with the waist over the other pants leg). This minimizes the wrinkles better IMHO than the rolling method (which I’ve also used in the past).

  23. phill gold
    phill gold at |

    i roll all my clothes (that done need to be ironed) and keep a change of clothes on my carry on just in case….
    Thanks!

  24. Cruisr
    Cruisr at |

    If you travel with a husband/wife/SO etc and check your bags pack each bag with the clothes of both people. this way if one bag is lost each of you still have clothes.

  25. Sc
    Sc at |

    Always make sure to carry travel adapters

  26. Wendy
    Wendy at |

    Pack clothes that mix and match so you can make multiple outfits. Its possible to pack for 3 weeks in a carry on bag.

  27. Mark R.
    Mark R. at |

    A good place for electronics cords.

  28. C Williams
    C Williams at |

    Stuff socks at the bottom. They cushion nicely and fit between the handle extensions on the onside.

  29. Ari K
    Ari K at |

    Pack light.

  30. Mrp Alert
    Mrp Alert at |

    I reuse amenity kit bags and place them in the outermost pocket of my carryon. TSA never complains.

  31. Adam
    Adam at |

    Rolling clothes for less wrinkles

  32. Javier
    Javier at |

    Pack light and buy as you need. Makes for good souvenirs..

  33. joel a.
    joel a. at |

    Pack nothing in liquid form.

  34. Bob C.
    Bob C. at |

    I use the Eagle Creek cubes and roll my clothes in them. For long trips, I also use shave cream packets instead of carting a bulky shaving cream container.

  35. Mariah B
    Mariah B at |

    Bring a travel surge protector that will give you more outlets and a couple of USB outlets as well. A great way to make friends during those flight delays.

  36. Katie
    Katie at |

    I bring a paper copy of my passport with me, but I also scan it and email it to myself. I figure I can always access the internet somehow if needed.

  37. Dave
    Dave at |

    Use packing cubes.

  38. SF
    SF at |

    Travel sized surge protector with extra outlets. Big help in hotels with too few plugs.

  39. BOShappyflyer
    BOShappyflyer at |

    I packed my undergarments in a clear bag so TSA won’t touch or go through them!

  40. Jon
    Jon at |

    Roll t-shirts

  41. pilot
    pilot at |

    I make a copy of my passport and leave it together with 2 extra credit cards in the hotel safe and i always travel light, carry on only.

  42. Carl P
    Carl P at |

    Keep an emergency stash of small bills and change in that small suit case or notebook case pocket. For vending, machines, tips, etc. A few trial sizes of clothing detergent pods can also be handy.

  43. purcitron
    purcitron at |

    my amenity kit = xanax..aka instant upgrade to bidness class

  44. Dan
    Dan at |

    Agree – lots of empty Ziploc baggies – Freezer strength in quart and gallon sizes

  45. Cate
    Cate at |

    Ziploc bags and an extension cord!

  46. Evan
    Evan at |

    Roll all my shirts!

  47. Shawn
    Shawn at |

    Always back valuables in a carry on you KNOW you can carry on and they won’t make you check it at the gate. If the bag is close to being too big have a backpack for your passport cellphone tablet camera etc.

  48. ben
    ben at |

    use compression bags.

  49. joanna
    joanna at |

    put socks in your shoes.

  50. dkahane
    dkahane at |

    Tuck a small, multi-outlet power strip in your bag for those hotel rooms with too few wall plugs.

  51. Joe Blevins
    Joe Blevins at |

    I travel so much that I don’t need another amenity kit, but my tip is: I buy and keep cheap washcloths in my bag for international trips that I don’t mind using and leaving behind. Not a standard item in a lot of foreign countries.

  52. Adam Stein (@astein)
    Adam Stein (@astein) at |

    Use packing cubes!

  53. damir
    damir at |

    start with biggest pieces of clothes, use the smaller ones to fill the gaps.

  54. Atreu
    Atreu at |

    Can I get it! 🙂

  55. DJ
    DJ at |

    I have a packing list for 3 or 5 night business trips so I don’t need to think each time what I need.

  56. adam d
    adam d at |

    Pack heavy items on the bottom and use tissue paper to keep things from getting wrinkled

  57. KG
    KG at |

    Always make sure that I don’t miss any chargers ….Thanks

  58. Ben
    Ben at |

    Roll your clothes, stuff socks in your packed shoes, uh, pack light.

  59. R Gage
    R Gage at |

    Don’t bring too much, you don’t need it

  60. R.
    R. at |

    Separate your liquids with plastic bags, even inside the ziplock, so when one spills you don’t have to throw away the rest

  61. HR
    HR at |

    Socks in shoes, use a zip lock with the sliding lock – much faster. Chargers and Auxiliary cable for playing music.

  62. Elena G
    Elena G at |

    I always roll my clothes and pack in a carry on. Its quicker and the airline cant loose it.