Packing Guru Anne McAlpin Comes to Travel Essentials!

Anne McAlpin is a true travel expert.

Anne McAlpin started packing light at the age of sixteen, when she took a student bike tour in Europe. Having to carry everything on her bike really made her think about each item she packed, and wether or not it was necessary. As an adult, she created packing seminars for cruise-ship travelers on how to get all of their swag home. She saw that a lot of people packed way more than was necessary and she saw an opportunity to help.

Anne’s Pack It Up book (with included packing DVD) was her first venture into the world of packing assistance – promoting the idea: “If you want to get away from it all, don’t take it all with you!” After a while, Anne McAlpin started designing her own travel products to making packing easier, lighter, and more efficient.

Next Tuesday, April 29th, Anne McAlpin, the packing guru herself, will be appearing at Travel Essentials for an exclusive packing seminar. During this hour-long workshop, Anne will pass on the myriad packing tips she’s picked up throughout the years. She’ll also demonstrate how to pack a tight, efficient bag using her favorite packing supplies and products.

Space is limited, and we’re almost out of seats, but if you’d like to reserve a spot, you can give us a call at 1-800-258-0758. Anne will be presenting her information at two separate times – a 2:00 p.m. seminar and a 6:00 p.m. seminar. Travel Essentials will offer a 10% discount on that day to all workshop attendees, and customers who spend over $100 will receive a free copy of Pack It Up.

If anyone knows how to travel light and travel right, it’s Anne McAlpin. She spent 280 days of last year on the road, and she averages 25 flights each month. She has cruised the Panama Canal 98 times and visited 67 countries. Here’s a sneak-peak at a few of her packing tips:

  • Always use your business address on your luggage ID tag, you don’t want to advertise your home addresses when you’re leaving home.
  • The last thing you want to do on a vacation is iron. Rolling your clothes will allow you to fit more in your suitcase and cut down on wrinkles.
  • Take travel sized toiletries. Don’t try and pack the entire contents of your medicine cabinet.
  • Never pack your jewelry or valuables inside your luggage.

Visit today to check out all of Anne McAlpin’s cool travel gear!