Guide to a Stress-Free Holiday

  • An efficient carry-on bag.Look for one that’s roomy enough for essentials but small enough to fit in the overhead bin, like the Timbuk2 Copilot bag ($225, amazon.com).
  • A bulky outfit for the plane.Save space in your suitcase by wearing your heaviest clothes and shoes en route. Bundling up will also keep you warm on a chilly flight and help you avoid exceeding the baggage weight limit for checked pieces.
  • Noise-canceling headphones.When you want to sleep, drown out crying babies and other distractions with these earphones. If you travel a lot, they’re especially worth their cost.
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