Tag Archives: liquids

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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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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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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Fighting Germs on Your Journeys

While you can’t always count on skies being friendly these days, you can count on them being germy. According to Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, the three most bacteria-laden spots on airplanes are toilets, tray … Continue reading

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Dehydrate Your Hair Conditioner

One of the biggest challenges of flying with just a carryon is how to limit your liquids and gels to what will fit into a quart-size zip-top bag. Did you know that one such elimination can be hair conditioner? Now, … Continue reading

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