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Philippe Reines is just another business traveler with a particularly straining travel schedule. His packing tip? Never unpack.

Has anyone in the world traveled as widely in recent years as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the aides who accompany her? Philippe Reines, her chief spokesman and “the deputy assistant secretary for Doing Hillary’s Bidding,” as The Washington Post once called him, logged 111 countries with Mrs. Clinton in four years (the one country he missed was Hungary) before she was grounded with a health scare.

In travel terms, he’s “hard pressed to think of another job that’s comparable” to Mrs. Clinton’s, he said, noting that even commercial pilots have consistent routes and guaranteed breaks.

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Photo credit: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives in Perth, Australia, November 12, 2012. Facebook

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