Title: How to Pack
Author: Hitha Palepu
Illustrator: Kelly Lasserre
Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Publishers
“When you understand the motivations behind how to pack, we’ll drive into the nitty-gritty of creating a packing station at home, selecting the perfect travel clothing and accessories, and putting everything together, ready to be put to use at your destination,” Hitha Palepu writes in the introduction to her book, How to Pack: Travel Smart for Any Trip.
~ What ~
At one-hundred-and-twenty-eight pages, this small hardbound targets those who travel and want to pack their bags efficiently and effectively. After an introduction and how to find your packing personality, the quick read contains six sections regarding travel luggage tips, ending with acknowledgments and blank packing lists.
The six divisions include how to pre-pack, choosing clothes with style, the right accessories for the right look, toiletry needs and beauty must-haves, how to pack for maximum space, and how to survive and thrive in the airport and beyond. The reader first determines if they are the anxious overpacker, forever forgetful, jumbled travel, or impractical daydreamer and applies the packing timeline before he or she learns ways to pack, unpack, and organize a suitcase.
My husband and I travel to see our out-of-state sons and their families so having well-prepared packing is a must. I like how the book helps qualify the type of traveler while explaining in depth the different kinds of luggage, attire for various different trips, folding versus rolling garments, toiletry bags and Dopp kits, and the value of coconut oil and herbal teas. I love that the eight blank packing lists at the back of the book are perforated for easy removal.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not travel will have no need for this book. Others may glean little new information in the book, so it would be best for the novice traveler. Some men may want more details regarding their belongings.
~ Who ~
Having traveled over a half-million miles worldwide, the author is an entrepreneur and writer in the life sciences, travel, and technology fields who lives in New York with her family. No information is given on the illustrator.
~ Wish ~
I wish there were an even balance of both sexes mentioned in the book as it favors women and their accessories more often than men.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a book for the beginner traveler, this is a viable option.
Thanks to Blogging for Books for this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.
GRAMMARLY was used to check for errors in this review.