I have been home for less than 72 hours and I'm already packing my bags again. It's been a busy month of travel for me with three separate trips planned across two and a half weeks. I promise I'm not complaining.

What I am learning, however, is how I can be more efficient with my packing. Of course, I do have my items that I just cannot leave home without... they just make my journey more comfortable and efficient. For example, I always carve out a spot in my bag for my Bose noise canceling headphones. You just never know when your next seatmate might be a crying baby.

When traveling I always take extra care packing my toiletries. These take up lots of room and may have restrictions due to carry-on regulations. I enjoy being away from home but I look forward to the comfort and familiarity of using my favored products.

One of my new on-the-go favourites is Pert 2in1 Shampoo. Instead of the need to pack both a shampoo and conditioner, Pert offers the perfect formulation of both in just one bottle. It comes in five varieties, my personal favourite is the Volumizing for fine or thin hair. The other great thing about Pert 2in1 Shampoo is that it saves me time. I can shampoo and condition in one step and if I'm in a rush, I can even use it as a beard wash. The great thing is that it leaves me with even more time to get out and explore!


Daniel MacKinnon