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10 tips for… ( E A S I E R T R A V E L ) When someone offers tips about simplifying a trip, number one might be "stay home." Since clothes instead of folding them to make the most out of a that isn't always optimal, possible, or preferred, here are a few ways to make the thought of board- small space. ing a plane, train, or automobile a pleasant one. two one Call your bank. ATM or credit card activity outside your usual area raises Pack to perfection. red flags, especially when traveling internationally. When a Choosing a monochromatic color scheme or all neutral colors for your wardrobe makes mixing suspicious activity e-mail is met with your vacation auto- and matching items for different outfits easier. Fewer pieces go a longer way, which means over- response, the result could be a deactivated card. To avoid packing is a thing of the past. Pack wrinkle-free garments when possible, and try rolling your staring at a souvenir shop clerk with a "declined" card in your hand, let your bank and credit card companies know where you'll be traveling and how long you'll be away. three Power up. "When the flight gets delayed again and you're thirty-fourth in line for the one power outlet at the gate, you'll be glad you amped up," says Todd, a weekly business traveler from Wellesley. To run your smartphone and your tablet (think videos on the iPad for the kids, e-mail for you), he suggests purchasing a high-output charging device like the Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation® Duo (mophie.com) so you can power up when you're waiting around. four Be an early bird. Since delays often have a domino effect, the earlier in the day you schedule your travel, the better your chances of avoiding time crunches. "The first flight out guarantees the plane is there, so you don't need to worry about a plane arriving," says Ben, who travels for business both UKRPHOTO / DREAMSTIME.COM We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 domestically and internationally several times a month. 20 Getting one of the first trains or planes out also means you'll have an entire day to figure out the next step if something goes awry. five Think small. Big airports can sometimes mean big problems. They might boast a larger variety of flight times but they can also have greater delays, higher ticket prices, and longer

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