Review: How to Pack

How to Pack: Travel Smart for Any Trip

Hitha Palepu

Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Publication date: 7-Mar-2017
Date Finished: xx-Mar-2017
Format: hardback
Pages: 128
Genres: Nonfiction, Reference
ISBN: 9781101905647
Source: Blogging for Books
Rating:3 starReading Challenges: Goodreads Challenge


“It’s time to pack perfect. Every trip, every time. Your journey starts here.
When you travel, the journey is just as important as the destination–and packing is the first step. In How to Pack, Hitha Palepu, a former consultant who has traveled more than 500,000 cumulative miles around the world, shows that what and how you pack are who you are. Confidence and comfort inspire success upon arrival, whether you’re exploring a new city, hoping to nail a job interview, or relaxing on a beach. In How to Pack, you’ll learn about:
– Power Pieces vs. Fantasy Pieces: How clothing earns its place in your suitcase
– The Accessory Math Secret: The precise formula for all you need to finish off your outfits
– Folding versus Rolling: What’s right for which items
– Globetrotter Gorgeous: Editing your beauty routine while still looking great
– The Packing Timeline: How to avoid “I’m forgetting something” syndrome
– Pack Perfect Lists: Samples and blanks for any kind of trip”



I am not one who travels a lot (sadly, I wish I traveled more), but when I do I tend to overpack out of fear of forgetting something. This book, How to Pack, is a quick reference guide to packing and planning out what to pack. While this book was not as life changing as “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, I did find it helpful. I plan on using some of the tips in a couple weeks when I travel to Chicago to see Hamilton.

My favorite part of the book are the tear out packing checklists at the end of the book. The checklist helps you plan your outfits and can resultantly allow you to pack less by reusing certain clothing items again.

I do recommend this book if you are an overpacker like me, although it mostly targets those who travel by plane, as opposed to land travel.

About the Author

“Hitha Palepu is an entrepreneur and a writer with extensive global experience in the life sciences, travel, and technology fields. She is the founder of Hitha On The Go, a lifestyle website founded in 2009 focused on helping women live their best lives.

Hitha currently serves as the cofounder and chief operating officer of Bridge2Act, a start-up technology company enabling charitable giving in a rapid, easy, and more informed manner. The company launched NO.GIFTS, a platform for people to “gift” their special days to amazing causes.
Prior to founding Bridge2Act, Hitha served as vice president, Business Development, for SciDose, a research-focused pharmaceutical company specializing in developing enhanced formulations for existing oncology and hospital injectable products. She was responsible for worldwide licensing of the SciDose portfolio and closed numerous deals totaling over $300 million in several diverse geographic areas.

Hitha graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in biochemistry and history. She lives in New York with her husband and son.”

-Penguin Random House


I received this book from the Publisher via Blogging for Books, in exchange for an honest review.


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