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My mom and I are going to Paris together (this is what I packed) and my flight leaves this Saturday. So I would like to ask you about the future, what are your best travel tips?

Here’s what I swear…

When choosing a hotel, I go to TripAdvisor and instead of looking at the hotel’s professional photos, traveler’s photographThat way you get a real sense of the place. Is your pool crowded? Are there many children in the restaurant? Does your room feel dark?

My friend Gisela brings pretzels and chocolates to the airport for long delays.

worn on a long flight water creamyou land dewy and hydrated instead of dry and crusty.

Pack interesting books that you can immerse yourself in. (bring This one for my mother. )

And finally, don’t you think grocery stores are always really fun in other countries? Potato chip flavor! For baby food! (In England, we have “Grandpa’s Sunday Lunch”.)

What’s the best travel tip? I’d love to hear it!Recommended by my friend Liz kush ball If you have kids, because it doesn’t bounce.

PS 12 readers share their personal travel photos, along with the weirdest parts of their trip.