We scanned a recent Christopher Elliott column about organizing travel documents and luggage.
We follow some of the practices he advocates, such as utilizing a small carry-on bag with a zippered pocket for easy access to passport and boarding pass. The small bag is attachable to our rollaboard handles.
We're not as keen on packing cubes and prefer our own packing techniques.
Where Elliott's column hits the jackpot is with his coverage of TripIt. Even though he apparently prefers an online calendar, we continue to find it one of our most-used travel tools, entering information mainly through the website on our desktop computers, and utilizing it as we travel on the app.
We wouldn't want to be without it.