In part one of our travel series, designer David Charette shares his tried-and-true travel prep tips
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I travel a lot—for work, for inspiration, to visit relatives and friends who are scattered around the world, for more work, and, of course to spend time with Jay. When I was in college and studying in Italy, I fell into the category of over packing and under preparing. The night before my flight I took almost every item of clothing I owned and stuffed it into a backpack and a suitcase and a duffle bag. Three cases of too much stuff that I lugged around for months.
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Those days are long gone. I’ve learned how to be more, let’s say, judicious about what I pack because these days I have to be ready to leave on a moment’s notice to meet clients. No more wrinkled khakis and t-shirts crammed into a suitcase, I have to deplane looking professional and ready to get to work.
Here’s what I’ve learned:
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Booking your flight:
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Left to right: David Charette and Jay Britto