PackSmart Top Picks!


Pick up Kathleen’s Collum’s recommended travel gear featured during her popular PackSmart workshops! Explore these high quality, long-lasting accessories that are ready to travel the world with you!

Enjoy AAA partner discounts when you purchase online.* Discounts vary by partner, and if a discount isn’t automatic, use the promo code: AAA260 to apply savings.

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Travelpro is the luggage brand of choice for travelers, with an expanding array of bags designed for everyone from the business travelers to the family-trekkers.
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Hedgren bags make life easier and more comfortable by balancing purpose, style and quality, all to create your favorite bag, a companion for every day.
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Baggallini strives for the perfect mix of fashion and function. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or the ultimate family trip, wherever you go, you’ll have it #InTheBagg.
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Sockwell is committed to making high-quality and sustainably-sourced compression socks that support the needs of its travel community and customers.
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Red Maps

Red Maps designs printed maps that highlights landmarks, attractions and hidden treasures along with descriptions of museums, historical sights and landmarks. Available for US and European Cities.
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  • A hand drawn card and a notepad on a white background.

  • Person making their daily plan with a map and itinerary.

  • Books spines titled Dublin, New York City, and Paris facing the viewer.

Travel Tips and Packing Workshops

Ready to start learning how to pack like a pro with the help of AAA Travel Store Buyer and Packing Coach, Kathleen Collum? Let’s go!

From helping you comply with new travel regulations to recommendations on how to use international accessories, at any of Kathleen’s presentation you’ll find new insights to make your vacation planning even better!

Register for one of Kathleen’s upcoming in-store workshops or watch a previously recorded webinar today!

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