“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

TravelHaven Tips — Pack Like a Travel Professional

Here are some great packing tips from Laura Manske‘s article Surprising, Smart Secrets Of Top Travel Pros.

“Carry on your luggage. How does a lady do it? Easy: I pick one color — black, brown, blue — then build the suitcase contents to match. Scarves, jewelry, shawls, sweaters add color. Every jacket has both a skirt and pants that compliment. Twin sweater sets mix and match. Keep shoes to a minimum, one low and one high heel should do it. Finally, a little hand wash detergent saves the day.” — Lou Hammond, president, Lou Hammond & Associates Public Relations

“Check your luggage. While you hear most frequent travelers talk about how they can squeeze everything for a week into a carry-on bag, I am the opposite. I spend half my life traveling and wouldn’t enjoy it without my favorite things. My cosmetics bag has small-size versions of all the many products I use at home so I don’t feel like I’m always in a strange place. It’s worth it to me to check my luggage and make my travel life more comfortable.” — Marcia Frost, travel journalist and content editor, cocktailsandjoints.com; wineandspiritstravel.com; and marciafrost.com

“Select lightweight fabrics, so you can layer your clothes. They don’t take up a lot of room in luggage. Also, I never feel like I’m wearing the same thing over and over.” — Marcia Frost, travel journalist and content editor, cocktailsandjoints.com; wineandspiritstravel.com; marciafrost.com

“If traveling with a companion, swap a day’s worth of clothing into each other’s luggage. My husband and I do this. That way if one of our bags goes AWOL, neither of us has to run to the gift shop for an emergency T-shirt.” — Sally Kilbridge, editor-in-chief, destinationw.com