No matter the length of the trip — be it a weekend beach getaway or a three-week Himalayan trek — you’ll need to pack a bag, and you’ll want to pack it right.
There’s a lot to consider when determining what to bring: the type and length of your trip, your itinerary, the weather, the size of your luggage, and any weight limits imposed by your mode of transportation. And with so many factors at play, it’s easy to overpack or underpack, especially if you’ve waited until the last minute.
Enter: the editors at Travel + Leisure, most of whom can be ready for a trip at a moment’s notice. We’re sharing our favorite ways to keep your clothes wrinkle-free, your cosmetics spill-proof, and your souvenirs safe, whether you’re packing for a solo trip or for your entire family (kids included).
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You’ll learn how to best organize your carry-on luggage, how to pare down to avoid those excess baggage fees, and a few easy tricks to help you remember the little items you’re most likely to forget.
With these 18 hacks, you’ll be packing like a pro in no time. The only question that remains: where will you and your impeccable packing skills be heading to next?
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So what exactly is a Hidden Mickey? Quite simply, it’s an artistic representation of Mickey that was intentionally placed amid the architecture and design of the parks and resorts. Oftentimes it’s the familiar three-circle shape of his ears and head. Other times it might be a profile of his face or a full-body silhouette. Walt Disney World Guests with keen eyes can tell you that Mickey pops up all over the resort, often in the most unexpected places.
I recommend one of these two books if you are headed to Disney soon!
Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World®’s Best Kept Secrets
The Hidden Mickeys of Walt Disney World
Heading to Walt Disney World Soon. Pack more fun and print this Essential Walt Disney World Packing List!
In just a few short days, I will be packing my bags jetting off to Walt Disney World (a.k.a. my “happy” place)! I created my Essential #DisneyBound Packing List which I am sharing with you today. And truthfully, no Disney vacation should be without these items!
#1 – Your Mickey Mouse or Minni Mouse Ears
#2 – A Magic Band
Unlock all the enchantment of Walt Disney World Resort wearing your own personal MagicBand 2. With a simple touch, redeem FastPass+ selections, enter parks, charge purchases to your room, and more!
#3 – Your Favorite Disney T-shirts
#4 – A Mickey Mouse Fanny Pack
Disney TAG Canvas Crossbody Hip Pack
Mickey Mouse stars on our stylish convertible carryall for use as a crossbody bag or comfy hip pack. Part of the new Travel•Accessories•Gear collection, this pack is perfect for toting all your essentials with ease.
#5 – Don’t Forget Shoes
#6 – A Hidden Mickeys Guide Book
Bonus Item – Your Favorite Disney Coloring Book
Check out the Disney Store for all your Disney Essentials