The traditional backpacking uniform involves convertible zip-off cargo pants and Keen sandals that resemble medical devices. It’s not chic. Of course, you want to leave your heels and lacy dresses at home when you’re wandering dusty streets and trails somewhere: backpacking for seven months changed my style completely…
Welcome to Wisdom of the Masses, wherein we tap the global intelligence of our readers on matters you won’t necessarily find covered in Lonely Planet or Tripadvisor.
Packing for travel requires patiently identifying and organizing the mundane necessities of your occasionally itinerant life. It requires you to gather your humdrum accoutrements and anticipate unforeseen miscalculations. It can be overwhelming, sometimes. It is a total pain in the ass, always.
We (Jane Marie and Kara) are headed to Coachella. Free from the burden of packing like sensible adults, we're loading up our bags to hang out with all the cool kids and social media influencers out in the desert. Here's what we're bringing.
I studied abroad in college but mostly spent the time traveling, and my finances were overall pretty tight. I regularly found myself having to pack for 14 days with the cheapest EasyJet-approved carry-on bag I could find, and I quickly figured out how to travel light while spending as little as possible.
Planning any big trips this year? If like me, you're the kind of person who transports half her worldly possessions with her when she travels in a complex array of suitcases, garment bags, backpacks, cardboard boxes and folded up old newspapers, then you need help. And boy, do we have some good help for you.
It's summer, which means packing! Also, it is a day that ends in y, which means talking about how dudes and ladies do something differently. Today, we discuss whether "men pack for Mars, women for Venus."
In this installment of Dress Code, we'll take on packing. Even if you're not going away this weekend, chances are at some point in the coming months, you will — herewith, a few tips to avoid bag-bloat and no-skivvies crises.