Category Archives : Packing


Packing Cube Review: Eagle Creek Packing Cubes

Last year, my friend, colleague, and study abroad co-leader Michelle B. introduced me to packing cubes, which have completely changed the way I pack and travel. Now my suitcase is leaner and more organized than ever–and there’s no going back! After a bit of online research, I chose two kinds of packing cubes, both from […]

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How to Pack Light for Months in a Carry-on Bag

Before leaving for China this summer, I knew two things: 1. I didn’t want to bring a lot of stuff with me. (Implication being: I wanted to bring stuff back. Oh, the shopping!) 2. I didn’t want to get completely bored with my clothes. (I’m kind of girly–what can I say? I didn’t want to feel like […]


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Packing for Two Months in China in Two Bags

Packing can be tough, whether you’re leaving for a week or a month–or longer. You don’t want to arrive at your destination, only to find you left something essential back at home. But, you also don’t want to lug around a bunch of stuff you don’t need and won’t use, taking up valuable space in […]