7 Secrets To Never Overpacking Again

Photographed by Alexandra Gavillet.
Anyone can throw a bunch of clothes into a bag and call it packing, but to be truly prepared for a trip — without hauling around every item in your closet — a more methodical approach is required. My 20-plus years on the road as a travel writer (and enthusiast) have helped me hone my technique.
Whether you’re planning to play tourist or you're all business, what to pack comes down to a handful of questions you need to ask yourself before you snap that TSA-approved travel lock shut. Follow these tips for a more streamlined suitcase, weekender, or, for the true minimalist, backpack. Bon voyage.
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