Category Archives: Pennywise Packing Pointers

Unique Decoration Helps Avert Luggage Theft

Thieves who stalk airport luggage carousels usually prefer nondescript bags. Then, if they’re caught, they can always claim they simply mistook the stolen items for their own property. One solution is to choose distinctive, memorable luggage. If you’re not eager … Continue reading

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Taking Your Desk Drawer on the Plane

While I always carry pens and pencils with me, as well as business cards and a small notepad, sometimes I need a few more desk items while traveling. I’ve found that by selecting just those particular items, I can still … Continue reading

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Outsmarting Jet Lag

The first time I flew to a time zone three hours ahead of my own, I missed a large part of an important meeting the following morning. That’s because my body had refused to heed the clanging alarm at what … Continue reading

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5 Ways a Plain Tee Shirt Can Extend Your Travel Wardrobe

Packing just one solid-color tee shirt can greatly expand your clothing options, no matter what the purpose of your trip may be. Alone or under a sweater, a simple tee shirt worn with jeans or a travel skirt is perfect … Continue reading

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Meeting the Drying Challenge

Conclusion of the series, “Doing Your Own Laundry on the Road” You’ve washed and rinsed your clothes by hand. Now they’re clean . . . and wet. The final step is making sure they dry sufficiently. Most hotels discourage guests … Continue reading

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5 Do-It-Yourself-Laundry Options While Traveling

Part 2 in the series, “Doing Your Own Laundry on the Road” Last week looked at soaps available for washing your own clothing while you travel. This week we’ll look at the actual hand-laundry process. Self-laundry Options and Methods 1. … Continue reading

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Know Your Soaps for Travel Laundering

Part 1 in the series, “Doing Your Own Laundry on the Road” One key to packing light is being willing to wash a few clothing items on your trip so you don’t have to pack as much in the first … Continue reading

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