Category Archives: Pennywise Packing Pointers

12 Ways to Stop Static Cling Anywhere on the Globe

No matter where you’re headed, you can stop static electricity* from plastering your clothing to your body. Here are a dozen methods for taming clinging clothes: My favorite solution is to carry half of a fabric-softener sheet in a little … Continue reading

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An Entire Week’s Business Wardrobe in Just One Carryon

When I fly across the country each year to serve as guest professor at Taylor University, I do not check any luggage. I’ve devised a way to pack everything I need for the entire week in a business-casual environment—in freezing … Continue reading

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Pack Light—and Solve Mysteries—with Pencil Cosmetics

Some people’s idea of packing light is simply tossing a cell phone, toothbrush, and clean underwear into a briefcase and heading for the airport. I’m not that spartan. I like to arrive at my destination looking my best. Airport security … Continue reading

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Lotion Bars Breeze Through Security

If your quart-size liquids bag is overstuffed, one item you can remove is hand lotion. Then pack a lotion bar instead. Being solid instead of liquid, the bar can remain in your carryon, handbag, or jacket pocket when you go … Continue reading

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Light Up Your Travel Nights

If hotel-room lights tend to blind you during any nocturnal wanderings you may make, and you plan to spend several days in one location, you might consider taking along a compact plug-in nightlight. One such option is GE’s electroluminescent version. … Continue reading

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Roadworthy Illumination

While traveling in places where light is inadequate, it’s difficult trying to read printed books, maps, and brochures. Years ago I solved the problem with a lightweight folding book light from Lumatec that also happens to double as a flashlight. … Continue reading

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One Small Tube, Many Travel Uses

The trick to packing light is squeezing as many uses out of one item as humanly possible. That’s why I always take a small tube of petroleum jelly in my carryon. Just like hand-sanitizer, this inexpensive product has dozens of … Continue reading

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