3 Travel Bloggers’ Top Packing Tips

Three style-savvy globe-trotters share their travel essentials—and the best way to pack them.

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@designlovefest

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Bri Emery, a creative director and the founder of designlovefest.com, finds frequent inspiration in tropical locales.

Key Pieces

I rely on things that are dual-purpose: dresses I can toss over a swimsuit and wear to dinner, a pair of sandals that works from day to night, and a straw bag I can use as a beach tote or take into town.

Packing Strategy

Lay everything out before it goes into your bag. Otherwise you’ll lose track and end up with too much (or forget a necessity). Remember: Less is more. Your bag will be lighter and easier to repack if you edit.

Pro Tip

Don’t bring too many shoes—you won’t need them at the beach!

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@andnorth

An N.Y.C. resident, Emma Tuccillo started her travel guide andnorth.com after being inspired by her weekend escapes to rural upstate New York.

Key Pieces

A staple skirt or pants that work with different tops, depending on the weather, are important, plus a pair of Keds—you can wear them with anything, and if they get wet, they’ll dry quickly.

Packing Strategy

For my weekend trips, I bring only what I can fit in my backpack. To maximize space, I roll my clothes and wear the bulkiest items if possible.

Pro Tip

Dirt paths can be tricky to navigate with a suitcase, but you can take a backpack anywhere.

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@oneikathetraveller

Writer Oneika Raymond chronicles her wanderlust (she’s visited more than 95 countries!) at oneikathetraveller.com.

Key Pieces

I always bring three pairs of shoes for urban exploring: sneakers for walking; a versatile, dressier option; and flip-flops for the hotel (especially if it has a pool). Another must-have: a day-to-night little black dress.

Packing Strategy

Use a “nesting” approach. I roll my clothes, then stuff smaller things, like socks, underwear, and accessories, into larger items, like shoes.

Pro Tip

Don’t think in terms of individual outfits. Instead, stick to a color scheme, like black-and-white with pops of color. You can mix and match to get more out of fewer pieces.