Packing for Travel

When Packing for Travel in Europe, remember three things; travel light, take local transportation when possible, check with locals for best places and weather and yes, WiFi is available in most locations.  I’ve even heard of travelers leaving their laptop at home and roaming around with their iPads.

Following are some great packing for travel tips:

Roll your clothes: Instead of folding your clothes, which tends to take up a lot of room in your suitcase, roll your clothes.  You’ll be able to bring along many more items in the same amount of space and it also helps reduce wrinkles.

Divide your valuables as you’re packing for travel: A better way to carry valuables, especially the financial items, is to have them in separate travel bags.  So, if something like your credit card is lost, you’ll have a backup card in another bag to use — you’re not stuck.  For cash, an inconspicuous money belt may be a great option.  You’re going on vacation to relax, not to have to worry about losing your financial means or your passport.

Use travel-sized toiletries: Airlines have become very restrictive in what you can and can’t bring on board.  For instance, carry-on liquids must be less than 3 ounces, no sharp objects, etc.  Check with your airline or travel agent before leaving, as these requirements change periodically.  Unless you must, get your toiletries when you get to where you’re going.  Don’t worry, there will be super markets or drug stores.

Heaviest on the bottom: Pack your heavy items, such as toiletries, on the bottom so you won’t be smashing all your clothes, while you’re rolling your bag through the airport.

Take one carry-on bag: If at all possible take one carry-on bag with rollers, or one you can carry as a backpack or over your shoulder. It’ll make your jaunts through airports, other stations and walks between destinations much more comfortable.

When packing for travel, bring along comfortable clothes and shoes; you may want to take some walking tours, or explore an area on foot, and Austria has plenty of opportunities for both.  If you must bring along an appliance such as a hair dryer, remember that you’ll need an adapter for the electric outlet.

Remember as you’re packing for travel; pack light and comfortable – after all, you want a relaxing vacation with a minimum of hassle.  Austria, with its natural beauty, is a great place to decompress and just enjoy the spectacular scenery, the music, the cafes, the architecture, the pastries, the…

Check out  Air Travel Tips and get some insights on what you may need to consider before embarking on your journey.

I’m sure we missed several very useful tips and invite you to share your “aha” moments and travel tips.

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