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Packing Tips for an Extended Vacation | Michael Barbieri PhD

Packing a good balance of items will ensure that your extended trip is a successful one.

By Michael Barbieri, PhDPublished 2 years ago Updated 9 months ago 3 min read

Getting ready for an extended vacation can be fun and exciting but can also be very stressful. If you’ve ever been on a trip, you know that plenty of things come with the preparation.

This list of tips will not only help you with some of the other preparations, but it will also help you pack for your trip to have the best possible experience.

1. Bring Another Bag

If you’re planning on taking a trip to a variety of unique locations, then it’s essential that you bring home a few souvenirs. Having an extra bag will also help you pack for your trip and make it easier to get back to your home.

2. Backup for Lost Luggage

While lost luggage isn’t the most common occurrence, it still happens. This means you should pack various items in your carry-on for your trip, such as a change of clothes, a pair of underwear, and medications. You should also include things you can’t live without, such as expensive items.

3. Check the Weather

It’s important to keep in mind that a typical weather forecast is only about five or ten days out. If you’re planning on taking an extended holiday, this weather forecast might not be accurate. Before you start planning your trip, it’s crucial that you keep in mind that the long-term trends are also in your favor.

4. Items for Freshening Up

Depending on the length and type of your trip, this will likely vary. However, the main idea is to get your clothes fresh and ready to go once you’re back home. If you’re traveling for a week or so, you can usually just use a bottle of fabric spray.

5. Double-Check Just In Case Items

Before packing, ensure you’re only bringing items you know will be helpful for a specific day. For instance, if you have a journal that you don’t think you’ll be using every day, then make sure it’s not in your suitcase. The general rule of thumb is that if you brought it on a trip before and didn’t use it, chances are that it doesn’t belong in your bag.

About Michael Barbieri PhD

Alongside a skilled and fulfilling professional career, Dr. Michael Barbieri has cultivated a rich personal life where he’s been able to enjoy hobbies and interests he’s accrued throughout his life. A phenomenally successful international businessman, Michael has distinguished himself in every industry he’s chosen to touch.

Perhaps most notably, Dr. Michael Barbieri was the youngest flight instructor and instrument and multi-engine instructor in St. Louis, Missouri, where he worked for a while as a Professional Commercial Pilot for several corporations.

Additionally, Dr. Michael Barbieri is a Professional Bodybuilder and the owner of Body Builders Inc., where he operated ten of the largest independently owned bodybuilding facilities in the Midwest. A groundbreaking figure, Michael was also the first one to introduce a co-ed workout facility in 1978, where men and women could work out together. Dr. Barbieri also served as a judge for the National and International PCN and IFBB Professional Bodybuilding Judge. Dr. Barbieri has also served as the owner of BBC Finance and the Federal Collection Agency. He is also an accomplished musician and has had multiple articles written on his success in myriad areas.

All of Dr. Michael Barbieri’s hard work and success have earned his induction into the Marquis Who’s Who in America in 2021 for his accomplishments throughout his lifetime in multiple industries. Through his work in law enforcement, Dr. Michael Barbieri has worked to successfully solve six Cold Case Murders, two of which happened in foreign countries. He is also trained on kidnappings – both domestic and foreign – and has worked with numerous governmental agencies around the world.

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Michael Barbieri, PhD

Michael Barbieri, PhD is an experienced private investigator who has led a significant number of successful missions, resulting in solving cold case murders, kidnappings, domestic investigations, and more.

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