How annoying is it when you get an hour into your trip and realize you forgot something
important? It’s awful, that’s why I always try to start packing at least a few days prior to my trip. Make an actual list of everything you need to bring and mark each item off as you put it in your suitcase. There are a number of great packing iPhone apps such as Packing Pro or you can even make a list in Evernote.
Always leave extra room in your suitcase for souvenirs or clothes that you may buy on vacation, especially for those who like to shop on vacation. People often over pack to prepare for any situation but I recommend visiting Weather.com and only bringing exactly what you need. Packing efficiently will help you once you in the long run in terms of airport baggage fees and it will also be a lot easier on your back. I will never forget the time I had to carry our old school suitcases around the world’s busiest airport-Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Since then we’ve only bought suitcases with rollers.Pack your clothes in as tightly as possible, rolling your clothes is actually the most efficient way topack. Never take more than three pairs of shoes on a vacation, I rarely like to bring dress shoes because they take up quite a bit of room, they can get messed up easily and they
are very uncomfortable and unpractical to wear while on vacation.
We always like to eat on the plane, it can save a lot of time and it makes the time go by much faster. Bring your iPad, magazines, a laptop and plenty of things to do for children.