16 Packing Hacks from Travel Experts

Take the stress out of traveling with these smart packing hacks from our panel of expert travelers: Expedia Viewfinder travel bloggers Trish Friesen and Beth Whitman, and Flavie Lemarchand-Wood, travel content editor for priceline.com.

make a packing plan

Start with a plan

• “The first step to packing light is cutting way down on what you think you need. It might help to lay out everything you want to bring, then cut it in half (or more).” – Trish Friesen

• “Make a list with the number of days you're gone, your trip style (urban, beach, or camping), and what you'll need. Planning is the most essential ingredient for packing light.” – Trish Friesen

• “Write down (and try on) five mix-n-match outfits within a similar color palette. The combination potential of five outfits gives you more than 25 days of different clothing content.” – Beth Whitman

• “Download reliable weather and travel booking apps before you even leave the house. Priceline.com’s free mobile app is perfect for last-minute deals on hotels and rental cars—either near the airport or on the road.” – Flavie Lemarchand-Wood