When I was in high school and college I had what I considered to be the best job out there. I worked at Hartmann Luggage in the Sandestin Outlets. That may seem boring to many, especially for a 16 year old, but I loved it! Many of my friends worked on the beach or sold beers to old men in golf carts, but that wasn’t for me. Instead, I spent 6 years playing with beautifully constructed leather bags, wallets and train cases. I loved chatting with families, couples and business travelers as they came in looking for their perfect travel companion.
In my 6 years with the company, I have to say that I learned a lot of tips and tricks when it came to traveling and packing. Since then I have used those tricks to pack for many trips using only my 22″ carry-on and attachable tote. My biggest accomplishment to date was packing my husband and I for a week in Hawaii, where he and I both had a wedding, rehearsal dinner and many activities to attend, all in 2 carry-on bags. Read below for my favorite packing tips 🙂