How to Pack for a Trip

Here are some different views on how and what to pack for that next Girlfriends Getaway.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest, in her book 100 Places Every Woman Should Go, offers this fascinating advice to women packing for a lengthy trip: "Take only what you can carry half a mile at a dead run. This is the golden rule of foreign correspondents and should be adopted by travelers as well. Lay out everything you think you'll need, then pack half of it and double the money. A few things I never leave home without: earplugs, a versatile pocket knife, a strong piece of nylon rope[?? ed], a flashlight (or better yet, a headlamp), a combination padlock, a rain poncho, blank paper, pens, a journal, condoms, and a mountain of tampons."

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