Wednesday, August 22, 2007

How to Pack

I wrote a piece for the Globe's Travel section about how to cram everything two adults need for a week-long getaway into one, standard-size, rolling carryon suitcase. Needless to say, you have to not mind wearing the same things over and over again in order to do this.

June 4, 2006

Pack it in
Think light, mix and match, and lose the shoes

By Lylah M. Alphonse, Globe Staff

They are common sights at airports: Someone frantically transferring items from one bag to another in order to dodge a steep ‘‘overweight baggage’’ charge. International travelers sitting on suitcases, trying to get them closed after a customs official had ordered them opened for inspection. And who hasn’t arrived at their destination only to discover that `in the confusion of packing they left some essential item on a bed back home? There are ways to avoid these problems. ... [More]

Plus the sidebars: links to some great packing tips, the 411 on getting good luggage, instructions on how to properly fold a shirt, the online chat about the whole package, and a cool, interactive graphic.

The graphic and layout, done by the Globe's fabulous Josue Evilla, was just amazing. Click on the pictures below to check them out!

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