The debate on whether folding or rolling your clothes is the best way to pack for travel has great arguments on both sides, but we’re fans of rolling here. There are certain tricks for getting it right to keep in mind.
Pick the right clothes. Rolling leads to wrinkles when you use it on the wrong clothes. Choose materials that are wrinkle-resistant, like cotton and polyester. For jeans, avoid denim when possible as it tends to be too bulky to roll well.
Be sure to always stick with the roll and fold method. By this we mean that once your clothes are rolled up, you should fold the ends of them over to keep them tight. This way they won’t come undone during your travels. To achieve this, start by turning the ends of the clothing inside out. For t-shirts, you’ll do this at the bottom before you start rolling. For underwear, the waistbands. Socks? The openings. Always roll toward the end you just turned inside out, as that’s what you’ll use to fold the clothes into themselves.
Finally, one expert-level trick for travelers is to fold three-in-one. By this we mean fold your smaller clothing items into the bigger ones. This works best with underwear and socks folded into shirts. You simply stack them on top of one another — shirt, underwear, then socks. Then roll the shirt as you would normally. Now you’ve saved yourself space and already pre-coordinated your outfits for your trip!
Not being able to bring a pet along for a trip can be a dealbreaker from some dog lovers when making plans. Luckily, the folks at Pup Flask created an easy-to-use portable dog bowl that will travel anywhere you and your pup go so hydration is never a problem.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Lantern festivals are sweeping the nation. Lanterns originated in China, but made their way across the world. Lantern lights are mesmerizing when they light up the night sky. I always think of the scene in the Disney movie Tangled, where the whole town sends lanterns up to the sky in honor of the missing princess and the entire sky is covered with lanterns. Travel around the world to see the best lantern festivals.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Spend the holidays at National Harbor, a growing destination conveniently located just south of Washington, D.C. National Harbor offers something for everyone this season, whether you’re traveling with the family in tow, seeking a romantic pre-holiday getaway or want to host a friends’ weekend for the season.