at Hawthorn Suites we know hospitality. In knowing hospitality we also have experienced every kind of traveler. No matter how often or how little you travel, there is always something to learn to help your traveling be an easier, and more fun experience. The first part of traveling is packing. Everyone has a different way to pack but there are ways that are more efficient and space saving. The best way to save space is to roll your clothes. By rolling your clothes you decrease the odds of getting creases in your clothing and it helps to save space. It is more common to fold your clothes but then they wrinkle and you have to iron your clothes while you are traveling. No one wants to take away from the fun they are having by doing a chore that you would normally do at home. Try to roll your shirts and pants next time you travel and you may be able to pack even more than you might need. Another helpful tip in packing is using all the available space. For example, if you pack extra pairs of shoes, those shoes can also be used for storage. Socks, bandages, electronic chargers, and other small items can fit in a regular shoe. Why not put something in them other than your feet? If you are known for snacking, bring snacks. There is currently no limit to the amount of food you can bring on a plane and it is a cheaper option. Although most airports have a variety of restaurants and convenience stores, why purchase a $3 bag of chips from the airport when you can purchase the same size bag for half the price at your local grocery store. If you have any questions about what you can and cannot bring on a plane, there is a list on tsa.gov that will answer your questions. The final tip we have for you comes from our very own expertise. When you get to your hotel and unpack and realize you have forgotten something, just ask the hotel. The worst a hotel can say is “unfortunately, no we do not have that item.” Most hotels have toothpaste, toothbrushes and even shaving kits down at the front desk. We at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham carry that and more! We have these items complimentary for our guests and we love to not only help you but we also want to help you save a few bucks here and there. Safe travels!