Travel Q and A: Martha Stewart
This months Martha Stewart Living magazine features the debut of a quarterly travel column chronicling Stewart's travels. amNewYork asked Stewart to spill on her travel tips:
Any packing tips you can give our readers?
A: The key to packing is to keep everything in separate, neat bundles. For example, I plan my outfits ahead of time, complete with shoes and accessories, and put each outfit on a single hanger (unless the top is a sweater).
Shoes are usually the heaviest items in a travel bag. To prevent them from crushing delicate clothing, I put each pair in an individual drawstring shoe bag and tuck them around the perimeter of the suitcase.
Accessories are packed in separate bags; belts are in one bag, undergarments in another, etc. This ensures the suitcase stays organized, even in the rare event that it is searched at the airport.
Any extra travel tips?
A: It is a good idea to begin your day at a popular cafe where you can soak up some sightseeing advice from the locals and learn about the best restaurants-the places where natives rather than tourists like to eat.
Next week: Martha talks about her favorite travel spots, souvenirs and where shed still like to go.
At Strahov Monastery in Prague in front of a cabinet containing preserved acquatic life. Photography by Kevin Sharkey.