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5 Packing Tips We Hate (and What to Do Instead)

Here are five of the most common packing “tips” that you can safely ignore.

Packing is a very popular travel topic, so of course there’s a lot of packing advice floating around on the Internet—some good, some not so good. The bulk of these expert packing tips help us master the art of traveling light. But not all tips are created equal. Want to avoid hobbling through the streets with a fat suitcase filled with superfluous garbage? Here are five of the most common packing “tips” that you can safely ignore.

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By Caroline Costello

Caroline Costello's travel accomplishments include surviving a 2 a.m. whitewater rafting excursion in the Canadian wilderness, successfully biking from Dusseldorf to Cologne without a map, and gaining access to a covert pizza speakeasy in New Orleans.

Caroline is an active member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). Her work has appeared on USA Today, the Boston Globe, AOL.com, MSNBC.com, ABC News, TODAY Travel, and CruiseCritic.com, among other publications.

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