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

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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