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How You Can Donate Used Luggage For A Good Cause
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…

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Briggs & Riley Contest: Tell Us About A Travel Service Industry Hero

When you travel, sometimes things can can go very wrong. A perfect storm, a nightmare scenario, a travel disaster. But in the travel industry, it’s not just the delivery of… Read More…

Travel Tip: More Airlines Add Checked Bag Fees
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Travel Tip: More Airlines Add Checked Bag Fees

JetBlue has announced that it’s now charging for checked bags, which marks the end of an era. Here’s what’s happening in the world of airline nickel-and-diming. JetBlue charges $20 to… Read More…

Travel Tip: IATA Proposes New Dimensions for Carry-On Luggage
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Travel Tip: IATA Proposes New Dimensions for Carry-On Luggage

On June 9, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced something called the Cabin OK initiative, which was immediately met with resistance by many U.S. airlines, not to mention passengers…. Read More…

Travel Tip: New Luggage That Collapses Easily
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Travel Tip: New Luggage That Collapses Easily

If you have a lot of luggage or limited storage space, you can probably relate to the pain of trying to put away your suitcases. That’s why collapsible bags are becoming… Read More…