Most all travelers dread the packing portion of preparing for their trip. Making sure you have everything, leaving out the things you really do not need (despite how much you wish you could fit it) and then making sure that you have packed as efficiently and effectively as possible can take weeks of planning. While you will already be hard pressed for time to pack, Tradewinds Travel Club reviews some valuable information to help you pack for your vacation. Take some time to review with us, a few of the common mistakes many people make when packing for their trip and avoid making them yourself.
Avoiding Prohibited Items – This is a big concern if you are packing a carry on as your luggage and not checking baggage. TSA prohibits many items aboard planes when you travel and has very stringent requirements about what is an is not allowed. Items such as wrapped packages, snow globes, foods, weapons and liquids are all disallowed or closely monitored and may create problems with your carry on. If you are unsure about what items are prohibited, check the TSA site to find out what you should leave at home. This leads us to our next tip, the 3-1-1 rule and your toiletries.
Again, only an issue if you are using a carry on as your luggage, the 3-1-1 rule restricts the liquids and gels allowed in your bag to less than 3 oz. Furthermore, each less than 3 oz container must be in 1 1 quart bag and placed on the belt at security. If you are planning on needing larger items such as hair gel or special toothpaste, you may want to consider checking your baggage as they will not be allowed through security.
Bringing Too Many Clothes – While you may believe that there is no such thing as too many clothes, you can easily be wrong about that when you are carrying your luggage through checkpoints. Read up on your destination and know what you will need, pack according to colors and carry only the clothes you will need to avoid having to pay for another bag when you travel.
Extras – Often, travelers will simply pack items which we may refer to as the “just in case” items. If you thing perhaps you will be unable to find something you may consider packing it just in case. Instead of leaving it up to chance or packing to much, find out if the extras may be provided by your accommodations and avoid bringing the unnecessary supplies.
Tradewinds Travel Club reviews tips and advice to help you make the most of your time and money when you travel. Learn what you should expect and how you can better prepare with advice to help you from your friends at Tradewinds Travel Club.