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4 Packing Tips for Your 2018 Family Trip January 12, 2018

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4 Packing Tips for Your 2018 Family Trip, St. Martinville, Louisiana

Packing for family trips can be a stressful endeavor before a relaxing vacation. Luckily, there are many tricks out there to help you tackle packing in an efficient and stress-free way. Below are several suggestions to ensure your family has everything they need during the next getaway.

Top Ways to Pack for Family Vacations

1. Cross-Pack Just in Case

One of the worst situations that can happen during a family trip is for someone’s bag to get lost on the journey. If you’re checking luggage, ensure each family member has the essentials by cross-packing. Do this by putting a backup set of clean clothes for every family member into someone else’s suitcase. Should a bag get lost during the trip, someone will have an emergency outfit. 

2. Keep Cords in One Place

family tripsWith portable DVD players, cell phones, and iPads to keep track of, it’s easy to forget a charger in the packing process. Without it, you’ll either need to pay for a new one on the trip or not use the device. Collect all the cords before the trip and pack them in one organized case.

3. Limit Your Children’s Toys

If you’re traveling with young children, they’ll likely want to bring their whole toy box with them. Overpacking toys is unnecessary and limits space in your luggage for clothing and souvenirs. Assign each child a small backpack and let them decide what toys to bring themselves. This will take some packing stress off you and teach them a valuable lesson in the process.

4. Make the Most of Your Space

Each suitcase may be stuffed to the brim. To better maximize this valuable space, utilize tools like luggage cubes, folders, and sacs. Other space-saving tips include tightly rolling clothes (rather than folding them) and packing small items inside your shoes.


Need assistance planning your future family trip? Let the experts at The Travel Beauty Boss, a tourism and travel agency based in Saint Martinville, LA, help take the stress out of the planning process. Their travel consultants help families and businesses throughout the area plan unforgettable U.S. tours and river cruises. Call (337) 441-1678 to learn more about their extensive services. Follow them on Facebook for travel deals and tips.

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