Travel Made Easy

I have been doing quite a bit of traveling in the last few months.  Most of it has been for pleasure, which is always nice!  I was invited to a family member’s wedding in Las Vegas over Labor Day weekend and once again I pulled out my handy-dandy rolling luggage and duffle bag to pack my stuff, my husband’s stuff and my baby’s stuff.

We all need our own bags, you see.  Well, this got me thinking about how I could  simplify my luggage/packing/traveling routine.  Wouldn’t you love some tips to share with your out-of-town guests and for your own vacationing rituals (and honeymoon, of course!)?.  I did some research and found some interesting solutions.


~ Weekend trip luggage
: Go with a 22″ wheeled suitcase with a retractable handle.  This size can make it past the security checkpoints and you can use it as a carry-on.


~ Week or more luggage
: Use a 24″ to 27″ inch wheeled suitcase with a retractable handle, which is large enough to fit clothes for 10 days along with 4 pairs of shoes.  Any more weight than this you will be lugging around a very heavy bag.


~ Make-up/grooming bag
for a shorter trip: Sonia Kashuk makes a cute padded bag, with plastic lined interiors, available at Target.  For a longer trip: Use an expandable style to hold more products in more compartments. Here are some from Flight 001.

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~ Messenger bag
for carrying all the important “keep by your side” items: Check out the ultra hip and stylish selections from 2 modern.

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~ Sending your bags ahead of you. Luggage Forward.  A door-to-door luggage service.  You choose date, pick-up time and insurance (optional) via phone or on-line.  Your bags are delivered to your destination. Nice!

~ All liquids needs to be packed in individual three-ounce containers, enclosed in one clear, quart-size, plastic, zip-top bag per passenger. Any larger containers of liquids and gels have to go in in your checked luggage.

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Happy travels!

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