Thanksgiving is a notoriously tricky time to travel as traffic jams and TSA lines spiral, which means that being especially thoughtful about your baggage is necessary. To maximize family time and cut down on frustration, get out of the airport in a timely manner by going checked-bag-free. Below, find the best packing advice in the game from your favorite world-travelers.
“I always bring too many shoes, but I put sunglass cases inside my shoes, with my sunglasses and jewelry inside.”
“It all comes down to shoes. If you can minimize your shoe packing, you can travel light.”
“If I have a breakout or some kind of moisture issue, I’ll use some kind of sheet mask. They’re great for travel because you don’t need to wash them off—you just plop them on and then peel them off and rub the leftover into your skin.”
“One of the most important things for my flight routine is flight socks. People laugh, but I should be the one laughing because you always need them. You don’t want to deal with varicose veins and all that stuff.”
“I generally bring a fan and I wear like a thousand sweaters and then use them as pillows, just because when traveling it’s either way too hot or way too cold.”
“For clothes, I roll them up and stick them on top of everything, versus putting them on the bottom, just so that they can help protect any of the stuff that I have that’s fragile, like sunglasses, lipstick, jewelry, etc.”
“I bring my little Instax camera in monochrome and color, because while I like iPhone photos, they’re not good at capturing the mood. And I like to remember the mood of how I felt wearing something, or the mood of a restaurant that I’m in. It’s a better memory-keeper.”
“I just love a simple cool T-shirt to put with any outfit.”
“I always take probiotics before and after the flight…it really helps with like plane bloat and helps keep your microbiome balanced as you travel.
“I think every item of clothing with the exception of my swim suit is navy, and I think all of it is cotton, so everything goes with everything.”