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Travel Tip: How Flash Drives Can Help You Cut Down on Paper
Apps & Technology / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Flash Drives Can Help You Cut Down on Paper

People are always asking me what I pack every time I travel. For years, I’ve given them a list of essential must-pack items. Well, now I’ve added to the list,… Read More…

Luggage Made in the USA
Luggage & Packing

Luggage Made in the USA

When it comes to luggage, we’re all looking for different things, and it often comes down to size, weight, reliability, and price. If you’re looking for luggage or travel gear… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Ways to Track Your Luggage
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Ways to Track Your Luggage

If you’re like me, you’ve always believed that there are two kinds of airline bags: carry-on and lost. Airlines will tell you they’re doing a better job with checked bags—losing,… Read More…

Travel Tip: DOT Cracks Down on Airlines for Damaged Luggage
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: DOT Cracks Down on Airlines for Damaged Luggage

Most of us think that an airline has some liability if it loses our baggage. But what happens if the airline damages your bag? For years, airlines have routinely denied… Read More…

How You Can Donate Used Luggage For A Good Cause
Luggage & Packing / Voluntourism

How You Can Donate Used Luggage For A Good Cause

When you travel on a regular basis, it’s not unusual for luggage to wear down. When a suitcase is no longer useful, that’s when you’ll probably start looking for a… Read More…

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Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Look for When Picking Out New Luggage

It remains one of the big travel quandaries: How do you find the perfect bag to carry everything you need—safely and securely—from point A to point B and beyond? It… Read More…

Travel Tip: One Travel App Offers A New Way to Pack for a Trip
Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: One Travel App Offers A New Way to Pack for a Trip

If necessity is the mother of invention, there’s a new service for frequent travelers that might just save the day. If you’re like me, you hate to pack and repack… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airlines Help Track Your Checked Luggage
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airlines Help Track Your Checked Luggage

If you’re like me, you’ve come to believe there are two kinds of airline bags—carry on and lost. Airlines now claim to have a better delivery percentage, to get your… Read More…

Best Carry-On Luggage 2015
Luggage & Packing

Best Carry-On Luggage 2015

Luggage can make or break a trip. You can learn this the hard way with broken zippers and cracked handles—or worse: non-existent warranties—or you can splurge a bit for a… Read More…

Travel Tip: A New Way to Get Out of Checked Bag Fees
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: A New Way to Get Out of Checked Bag Fees

Almost everywhere you look it seems that someone in the travel industry is trying to charge you an ancillary fee for everything short of breathing. But now there’s a new… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Truth About Airline Baggage Sizers
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Truth About Airline Baggage Sizers

When it comes to carry-on bags, one size definitely does NOT fit all. Airlines seem to go to great lengths to confuse and frustrate us with baggage sizers placed right… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airlines Add More Space for Carry-On Luggage
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airlines Add More Space for Carry-On Luggage

For those of you (like me) who believe there are only two kinds of airline baggage—carry-on and lost—there is always the challenge of trying to get your bags into those… Read More…

Travel Tip: Packing Tips That Can Help Save Space in Your Suitcase
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Packing Tips That Can Help Save Space in Your Suitcase

I have an admission to make: I’m a terrible packer. But I’m learning from my mistakes every time I travel. Here are a couple of easy lessons I’ve not only… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Prevent Lost Luggage
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Prevent Lost Luggage

A new report says that more than 24 million bags were delayed, damaged, lost, or stolen last year by airlines. About five percent of those bags were never seen again. So,… Read More…