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Meet the traveler behind social media’s viral packing hacks

CNN  —  We’ve all been there – frantically tipping suitcase contents onto an airport bench, desperately trying to rearrange items to avoid going over the airline baggage allowance. “Maybe I should just wear all my clothes at once,” you ponder, as you weigh up the inconvenience of layering four sweaters on a crowded airplane over the cost of shelling out extra for your overweight bag. That’s where packing expert Chelsea Dickenson steps in. “You can absolutely pack smaller than you think, I promise you, you can,” Dickenson tells CNN Travel. “And I’m going to go out there and say that…

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On Your Side: Budget hacks for ‘revenge travel’ summer

On Your Side: Travel budget hacks On Your Side: Travel budget hacks 03:36 Summer travel is expected to surpass pre-pandemic levels this year. It's also shaping up to be a pricey season, with airfare and lodging costs soaring. Here are some tips on how to make it more affordable.People are calling this the summer of "revenge travel," where pent-up demand post-pandemic has consumers itching to get out of town.Overall travel costs are expected to be at least 15-percent more expensive than they were pre-pandemic. The demand for travel is one reason prices are going up. Also, high fuel prices and…

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Want to Travel Without Breaking the Bank? Here Are Budget-Friendly Vacation Suggestions

People enjoying a sunny day at the beach – Puerto Rico. (Photo by: Edwin Remsberg/VW Pics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) VW Pics/Universal Images Group v Each new year brings the prospect of fresh experience, especially in the form of travel. While it infuses you with treasured memories from new adventures, travel can drain your savings. You might start to panic when dollar signs fill your eyes and the digits start to add up. The list of costs can be lengthy, including rides to and from the airport or parking, flights, gas money, rental cars, hotels, food, and entertainment. Travel…

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