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Packing Tips for the Travelling Boomer

Packing Tips for the Travelling Boomer

By Susan Williams

Baby boomers love to travel.

In research conducted by the AARP, they discovered that 99% of the baby boomers surveyed planned to take at least one leisure trip and on average another 5 other trips throughout the year.

That’s a whole lot of travelling!

But with all this possible travel, there is another challenge that often comes with this – how to pack and organize everything you need to take with you on these trips.

If you are anything like me, whether it’s a weekend jaunt or an extended vacation, I always seem to have more things to pack than room in my suitcase. By the time I finally get packed I often find myself pushing down hard or sitting on my suitcase as I try to zip it up in order to get my suitcase closed.

I happened to find the following video and thought it had some great tips on how to pack smart. Here are just a few of the highlights;

  • Store lose cables and plugs in an old sunglasses case. This way they are all located in one place and somewhat protected from damage
  • For packing socks, roll them up and then pack them in your shoes. You can probably get 2 or 3 pairs in one shoe
  • Roll don’t fold your clothes. This will take up less space in your suitcase
  • Take an empty water bottle with you to the airport. Once you have passed through security you can fill it up on the other side

Here’s the video – happy travels!

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Susan Williams is the Founder of Booming Encore. Being a Boomer herself, Susan loves to discover and share ways to live life to the fullest. She shares her experiences, observations and opinions on living life after 50 and tries to embrace Booming Encore's philosophy of making sure every day matters.