Packing Tip: If you’re one of those people, who have been taught the importance of neatly packing your clothes before packing them, this may be the time to ignore the proper way to pack. Rolling your clothes can be a lot more space-efficient, so get rolling!
Packing Tip: Pack your socks (and maybe underwear) last. Small items can fit into smaller spaces left over after you’ve packed all those larger items.
Packing Tip: It would be wise to pack a change of underwear, basic toiletries and clothes, if possible, in your carry-on, just in case your luggage is misplaced by the airlines.
Packing Tip: Use Ziploc bags for your toiletries. They’re approved by the TSA and are great a great way of protecting other items in case of a leak.
Packing Tip: Do pack herbs and spices. You never how long it’ll take to source a shop that sells your favorite spice.
Packing Tip: Label your luggage.
Packing Tip: Carry a phrasebook of the local language (this is going to be very useful in European countries such as Spain, France, Italy and German