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packing for long trips

packing for long trips

This summer, I was tasked with the impossible. OK, I’m being a little melodramatic, but who didn’t know that? Anyway. I had to pack two suitcases, two carryons and two personal items with enough items to get Patrick and I through a 8-day Mediterranean / Southern European cruise, plus three days in Venice beforehand and three days in Athens afterwards. Eek. This is what I was born for. My tips for how to pack for a long trip: 1. Do…

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how to pack your carry-on

how to pack your carry-on

I always have carry-on packing tips to share for any of my friends going on long-term trips. It seems like a lot of people are traveling right now, so now is a great time to share! I don’t consider myself a traveling pro – far from it, considering it makes me incredibly anxious – but I am an excellent packer. Only flight attendants do it better than me. Thankfully, I do not travel for work anymore, so packing a carry-on isn’t…

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How to take control of your calendar, so you can get more done

How to take control of your calendar, so you can get more done

I wish I could say that a lot of people walk up to me throughout the day and ask me how to get more done every day. That doesn’t happen, but in my head, it does. What I do hear every day, whether it’s said directly to me or it’s mentioned when I’m walking past someone or I overhear it in my workplace, is people saying, “I have so much to do.” Followed by, “I don’t have enough time.” I have…

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Managing your to do list

Managing your to do list

I have always been a big to do list person when it comes to managing my regular tasks. Recently, I’ve taken task management to a whole new level. In the last few years, I have used almost every task management system in the book. So, I wanted to round up my favorites – some are apps or websites, and some are written systems – for anyone starting school this week and already feeling like the tasks are pouring in. 1. ToDoIst First…

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