Summary of The Packing Book

Secrets of the Carry-On Traveler

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The Packing Book book summary
When you pack for success, you reach your destination with an unwrinkled, flexible wardrobe, ready for anything.


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First, decide you’re ready to travel hassle-free (or as close to it as possible). Next, visualize your perfect carry-on travel wardrobe. Author and packing expert Judith Gilford makes it all a breeze in this readable, oddly interesting handbook. She includes specific lists to jumpstart your thinking about packing for business, vacation and special itineraries – adventure, business or cruise travel, for instance. She offers great tips, from how to pack a layered bundle to keep your clothes wrinkle-free to the best practices for stain removal. getAbstract recommends her guidelines if you want to be able to travel light and still have everything you need upon arrival.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to travel lightly
  • How to decide what to pack
  • How to use the “bundle method” to keep clothes as neat as possible


Size Matters
With airline cost-cutting measures and heightened airport security, travel has become increasingly difficult. Luggage now travels through more hands than ever before, increasing your chances of losing a bag – just as some airlines have excluded common valuables from liability...
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About the Author

Judith Gilford is well-known for her packing tips. She travels extensively giving workshops on packing. She co-owns the Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore in San Jose, California.

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