Stephanie Johnson

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Packing for a trip is not always easy. You don't want over pack, but you don't want to under pack either. And when flying off to your honeymoon destination you want to make sure you have everything you need for the perfect vacation. We asked Stephanie Johnson, owner of the eponymous cosmetic and travel bag line, and a traveling anthropologist, what you should include in your suitcase and carry-on as well as which types of bags you should pack your travel essentials in. Here's what she had to say: —Anne Chertoff

What are some essential items that you must include when packing for your honeymoon?

I'm partial to warm weather for a honeymoon so that being said—an Eres bikini or two or three, metallic sandals that work with everything, a Calypso dress, camera, and tons of sunscreen. I would pack minimal toiletries and makeup and lots of clear pouches full of lipbalms, hair elastics and sun lotion, they are great for your carry-on and poolside.

Are there any secrets to packing one suitcase and making everything fit?

I always make a list before I pack and then I stick to it. Shoes always on the bottom. I like to pack in small, neat stacks—...

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