Pack­ing Like a Pro

WE OF­TEN TEND TO OVERPACK AND CARRY FAR MORE THAN WE NEED. FRE­QUENT TRAV­ELLERS ON MAS­TER­ING THE ART OF MINIMALISM.

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Wardrobe es­sen­tials

A com­fort­able T-shirt, sweater and leg­gings or jeans. Slip on shoes that dou­ble up as sturdy walk­ing shoes. Stick to basics and a neu­tral colour pal­ette. Few pol­ished out­fits for evening par­ties.

In-flight read­ing

Go for Scan­di­na­vian thrillers, life­style and fash­ion mag­a­zines.

Five must-haves

A shoul­der bag with mints in it, mois­turiser, minia­ture fra­grance, socks, and ear­phones at all times.

Ac­ces­sories to keep

Pack a state­ment ring and ear­rings in your hand­bag.

How to pack

Travel light. Swimwear and kaf­tans for the beach. A standby pair of leg­gings and jeans for tran­sit. Cash­mere sweaters, scarves and a jacket/coat for cold places. Com­fort­able walk­ing shoes and a dressy yet neu­tral pair of shoes for evenings.

Choice of lug­gage

Tumi carry on for check-in, a Canvas duf­fel/tote if trav­el­ling with­out chil­dren and back­pack if tak­ing chil­dren along.

App sug­ges­tions

Apps sug­gest­ing best din­ing and mu­seum op­tions in ev­ery city.

Must-carry gad­gets

iPhone, iPad, lap­top and cam­era.

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