The Lucky Editor's Guide To Packing The Perfect Suitcase

"The most essential travel item is Burt's Bees Aloe & Witch Hazel Hand Sanitizer—$5, tiny, light, smells vaguely of cinnamon and kills everything nasty without triclosan, without antibiotic-resistance-creating ingredients! You need it for after you wash your hands (in the airplane or anywhere else) and return to your seat. You think those airplane-bathroom faucets have appealing microbes on them? The doorknobs?? I return to my seat, spritz on the nicely-scented Burt's, and I feel…better." - Jean Godfrey-June, Executive Beauty Director

Because the season of cottage rentals, cross-country adventures and long weekends at the beach isn't quite over yet, we're sharing our favorite packing secrets just in time for your last summer trip. Wherever you're heading, our advice on what to take, what not to take and how to fit it all into one tiny carry-on won't let you down. Click through the slideshow above for our editors' best-ever tips now.

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