How to Pack
Travel Smart for Any Trip
By Hitha Palepu
Published by Clarkson Potter Publishers
112 HB

ABOUT BOOK: It’s time to pack perfect. Every trip, every time. Your journey starts here.

When you travel, the journey is just as important as the destination—and packing is the first step. In How to Pack, Hitha Palepu, a former consultant who has traveled more than 500,000 cumulative miles around the world, shows that what and how you pack are who you are. Confidence and comfort inspire success upon arrival, whether you’re exploring a new city, hoping to nail a job interview, or relaxing on a beach. In How to Pack, you’ll learn about: 

·Power Pieces vs. Fantasy Pieces: How clothing earns its place in your suitcase
·The Accessory Math Secret: The precise formula for all you need to finish off your outfits
· Folding versus Rolling: What’s right for which items
· Globetrotter Gorgeous: Editing your beauty routine while still looking great
· The Packing Timeline: How to avoid “I’m forgetting something” syndrome
· Pack Perfect Lists: Samples and blanks for any kind of trip

REVIEW: Taking a trip? This book describes in detail how you can prepare for that trip. The cover of this book looks like a piece of luggage with name tag included, it fits easily into most purses and has wonderful information inside. This little book screams pick me up and look inside. So, I did. Since I don’t travel much this is a great reference book to have. I loved the fact that this book has visual aids to help me navigate my way in preparing for different types of trips.

The book has several Pre-preparing pages for you to fill in the blanks as you get ready for your trip. She has a packing time line that is seven days out. The author mentions things to avoid like, “I’m forgetting something” syndrome. She has a test to find out what kind of packing personality you have. Fun to know, useful information in planning.

A few of the visual aids I found helpful were the ones that included pictures of different pieces of luggage and which would be best for the trip you’d be making. I appreciated the visual on the carry-on crash course and the one on finding the right organizing accessories along with choosing clothes that will work for your trip. The author also talked about power pieces to mix and match.

I thought the other topics were helpful too like how to pack and fold for maximum space; toiletry needs and beauty must-haves, packing the in-flight bag and helping you navigate a security line like a pro. Then after your trip is said and done she talks about unpacking. This is for the frequent flyer as well as the beginner like me. This author packs a lot of information into the 114 pages. I look forward to using as my go to book in preparing for my next trip. The author thought of most everything so you don’t have to. It’s a win, win.

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Nora St. Laurent
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