The thing I’ve discovered in my quest to become an expert packer is I can live with less. Not just packing for a trip but, less everyday. What you see below is my make-up travel bag and everything that goes in it. Guess what, that’s my non trip make-up bag too. So when I go …

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Packing for a beach get away is as easy as it gets, especially in very laid back Maui. Below is a sampling of what is going into my suitcase this year. My Packing List: 3 Shorts 3 Tank Tops 2 Jeans Linen Pants 3 Tee Shirts 4 Dresses 2 Cardigans Light Jacket 3 Swim Suits …

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Q: What is a Dopp Kit? A: The Dopp Kit was designed by Jerome Harris in the early 1900’s for his Father-in-Law, Charles Dopplet. The term was later used to describe the shaving kits issued to G.I.’s in the Second World War. It is now a registered trade mark owned by the Samsonite Company. The …

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Okay where were we? Oh yes, suitcases. This was my suitcase for the aforementioned trip to Europe. Look at this giganto thing! Filled to busting with mostly stuff I didn’t wear, but had to have with me because, Hello! Paris! But that’s a matter for another time. Today it’s about the suitcase not what goes …

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Let me tell you about the time I almost killed my husband in the Paris metro. As I was packing to go on my first European vacation I suffered a common but serious illness. I completely freaked out! I did not want to look like the silly American tourist, in short I didn’t want to …

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