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!