The Packing Book: Secrets of the Carry-on Traveler


The Packing Book reveals the secrets of packing efficiently, with time-saving tips, techniques, and technologies. Packing consultant Judith Gilford describes her famed Bundle Method step by step, so that every carry-on hopeful can achieve wrinkle-free, space-saving perfection. This edition also addresses new carry-on security concerns and guidelines, including what you can and cannot take on the plane. Complete with packing checklists for every kind of journey, The Packing Book will prepare you for beach vacations, business trips, European excursions, and more-without leaving you weighed down, wrinkled, and weary.

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From the Trade Paperback edition. Judith resides with her family in San Jose, California. Even the most jaded traveler can pick up a pointer or two. About The Packing Book Fully updated for the 21st-century traveler, this definitive packing guide will empower overpackers to throw down their brick-like suitcases and become carry-on pros. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

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One of these items ships sooner than the other. However, I am a chronic overpacker and with my upcoming trip, I will be testing out her bundle method. He took the El to O'Hare, carried the bag on the plane, took the bus at Miami airport to his hotel, and then just reversed it all coming home. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I will incorporate many ideas given here into my not-so-shabby current travel savvy-I would recommend this book to the beginning and experienced traveler for the warm and sage advice. In short, luggage just kept getting better and better

Praise "This handy guide contains tips on the best ways to pack. Looking for More Great Reads? Which is good I read the first edition of this book so obviously the mention of things like film canisters etc was a bit out of date but overall I found it a good book!

Which is good because then you can refresh your memory before each trip. The good thing about this book is I think it would cater to a broad range of travellers from business to backpackers. I also found some lists had things on them which I don't need so I plan to make my own based on the book. I'd recommend this to most travellers especially those who have a tendency to over pack.

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I've traveled quite a bit in my life and I enjoy packing. So it's weird that I would pick this up at the library. However, I am a chronic overpacker and with my upcoming trip, I will be testing out her bundle method. I found some good tips though I knew most of it. It has a lot of resources listed, which could be useful for new travelers who are clueless on where to start, what to look for, etc.

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Feb 25, Krista added it. I couldn't even finish this book - it had more value as entertainment than usefulness. I could take a long t-shirt to use as a swimsuit cover up, a bathrobe, to sleep in or even as a dress with a belt.

Are we in the 80's? And apparently we are becoming more casual these days, and men may be able to get away without a sport coat, at least in cities? If I packed the bare minimum this book suggests I need, it would be way more than I already pack.

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Not useful at all. I picked this book up out of curiosity, and didn't expect to get much out of it, but I was wrong. There are many helpful hints for preparing for a serious traveling trip and the packing technique in itself seems worthy of a try. If the technique actually works in not only conserving space, but eliminating wrinkled clothes, then this book is endlessly valuable.

Aug 25, Kim rated it really liked it.

The Packing Book: Secrets of the Carry-on Traveler

While this book goes into a lot of detail on selection of luggage, it also has some great packing lists, including packing for kids. I found a lot of the tips and suggestions really helpful and look forward to trying to go completely carry-on on my next adults only trip.

Dec 14, Katherine rated it it was ok. The first edition was published in Supposedly this book was updated since then but it doesn't really feel like it. Many aspects of travel have changed in the past 20 years but I feel like not many of the new security procedures or airline regulations have been addressed. The book is also geared towards Americans. Metric system isn't mentioned when luggage sizes are discussed and procedures throughout are with international travel from the US in mind, including "trips to Europe".

I have one word: Travel must Found this book to be full of great advice! Haven't tried the bundle packing method yet, but may try it my next trip. Aug 04, Maria rated it liked it Shelves: Really great resource and well organized. Jan 10, Susie rated it liked it Shelves: This book was okay. It had some helpful lists, but it had way more than I needed, so I only read part of it. It did help me pack lightly for my upcoming trip!

Sep 16, Alisa Kester rated it it was amazing Shelves: There couldn't be a better book on how to choose luggage, travel clothing and accessories - and then explaining how to pack them. May 19, Pablo Greene rated it it was amazing.

Secrets of the Carry-on Traveler

Simply a priceless book for smart travelers. How to pack everything into a single carry-on. I re-consult this book over and over. May 29, Amy rated it it was ok. Some good tips on traveling light.

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Oct 18, Cathy rated it really liked it. It had some very useful suggestions on packing lightly, which I would like to implement. Jan 30, Ada Wong rated it it was ok. A few useful tips and good checklists to serve as packing launch pad, but overall didn't revolutionize my way of packing. Also a bit outdated. Aug 17, Maria rated it it was amazing.

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Fully updated for the 21st-century traveler, this definitive packing guide will empower overpackers to throw down their brick-like suitcases and become carry- on. The Packing Book by Judith Gilford. Buy Secrets of the Carry-on Traveler The Packing Book reveals the secrets of packing efficiently, with time-saving tips, .