Most of us know the obvious packing tips, such as not to overdo it (how many sundresses or suit jackets will you really need?), and to bring clothes that can work with multiple outfits.
Here are a few less common points:
Fancy jewelry … says that you’ve got exquisite taste and it looks good on you. On the other hand, you may be perceived as a ‘target’ for people who covet your valuables. Best to leave your expensive accessories at home.
Leave room for dessert. And by dessert, we mean those must-have souvenirs and gifts. Leave some breathing room in your suitcase so you don’t have to lug them on board.
Guidebooks. Are they really necessary? For most people, online resources will do nicely. And your electronics are a lot less bulky than a big fat book.