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Imagine traveling with all the right things without carrying five suitcases! Sound impossible? In Smart Packing for Today's Traveler, globetrotter Susan Foster shares how-to secrets discovered during hundreds of business and pleasure trips. Learn to pack for every trip-for business or vacation, for men, women and children, for any place in the world, Discover how to dress for all seasons at any destination. Know which fabrics and styles are comfortable and packable, Find out which type of luggage works for each ...
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Imagine traveling with all the right things without carrying five suitcases! Sound impossible? In Smart Packing for Today's Traveler, globetrotter Susan Foster shares how-to secrets discovered during hundreds of business and pleasure trips. Learn to pack for every trip-for business or vacation, for men, women and children, for any place in the world, Discover how to dress for all seasons at any destination. Know which fabrics and styles are comfortable and packable, Find out which type of luggage works for each trip, and the best packing methods for any bag.
The revised and expanded edition of Smart Packing for Today's Traveler answers all your planning and packing questions: How to travel light; Tips for increased airport security; When to check your bag and when to carry on; How to pack less to meet airline bag weight and size rules; Which clothing is best for a cruise; What and how to pack for adventure trips or sports vacations; Information on packing toiletries, cosmetics, electrical appliances, and the best in travel gadgets; Plus critical information on travel health and safety.
About the Author 4
Read This First! 5
Plan Your Perfect Trip
Planning Makes Perfect 9
Choosing the Right Clothes 17
Planning for the Weather 29
Worldwide Wardrobing 36
Packing Perfectly 41
Finishing Touches 51
Looking Good 62
Carefree Travel Fabrics 67
Choosing the Right Luggage 79
Checking or Carrying Bags? 93
Packing Like a Pro 104
Packing for Airport Security 123
Customize Your Wardrobe
Packing for Business Travel 127
Packing for a Cruise 138
Packing for Adventure Travel 150
Packing for a Resort Vacation 157
Packing for Sports Travel 161
Packing for Kids 167
Travel Safely in Comfort and Good Health
Before You Leave Home 179
Travel In Comfort 180
Stay Neat and Clean 184
Worthwhile Travel Gadgets 191
Stay Healthy and Happy 200
Be Savvy and Safe 212
Money Matters 223
Travel Insurance 229
The Last Word...Going Home 232
Resources and Bibliography 237
Posted April 16, 2009
If you find yourself stressed when it comes down to packing, then Susan Foster's Smart Packing for Today's Traveler is for you. However, if you are already confident in your own packing skill set, then this book probably won't add significantly to your packing repertoire except provide a few new ways to tie a scarf.
Smart Packing will probably be most useful for the conservatively dressed travelers who are interested in packing lighter no matter what the cost. Especially if you have not traveled by plane within the past few years, or purchased new clothing in general, then this book will catch you up to speed on current fabric and gizmo technologies. If you need assistance in how to be prepared at all times, then Smart Packing will most definitely help.
This book is very well organized, with extensive illustrations and charts, to boot. The corresponding visual explanations are well done and make concepts very easy to understand. Although the general concepts of packing could potentially be adapted for most readers, specific clothing styles described therein might be too conservative or outdated for many. It should be noted that throughout the book a good deal of common sense is used: bring comfortable shoes for sightseeing, do not travel with expensive jewelry, do not pack fire works, bring various clothing pieces that can all be coordinated. Unless you truly have limited organizational skills and travel experience, you probably already follow most of these steps Ms. Foster outlines.
Quill Says: With admirable diagrams and in-depth explanations, Smart Packing can be a useful tool for the inexperienced traveler.
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