I know pretty much every blogger out there has done a “how to pack a suitcase” post but since traveling seems to be such a big part of my life I figured I’d jump on the bandwagon. I fly about 3-4 times a year, sometimes for a short stay, sometimes for an extended stay. Over the past couple of years I have developed a system that seems to work for me. I always make a detailed list, I always lay out my outfits before hand, and I always roll my clothes. In addition to that I make sure to put my most valuable items in my carry on as well as at least one change of clothes just in case my checked bag gets lost. Also, if I know I’ll be bringing some treasures back home with me I try to leave room for that.