Travel Tip of the Day: More Zipper Caution


More Zipper Caution One of my recent tips was about minimizing carry-on theft when you’re carrying a zippered bag. One of my suggestions was to lock your bags. Though locking your checked bag seems like it should prevent thieves from stealing from it as well, that’s not necessarily the case with zippered bags. With a zippered bag, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Thanksgiving Carry-Ons


Thanksgiving Carry-Ons Traveling over the holidays and not sure what you can bring through the security checkpoint? Here’s a quick list, from the TSA, of liquids, aerosols and gel items that CAN’T be carried on—and should instead be put in your checked bag, shipped ahead, or left at home this week (and generally) if they’re above the […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Stand Away from the Baggage Carousel


Stand Away from the Baggage Carousel I don’t know about you, but one of my pet peeves when I check a bag (which is very rarely) is when everyone rushes to baggage claim and hovers over the carousel so you can’t see or grab your bag when it finally comes out (if it even does come […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Divide Your Clothes


Divide Your Clothes Yesterday’s tip was to not check a bag when making a connection, but I realize that’s sometimes not an option. So, if you’re traveling with another person, my suggestion (beyond putting some clothes in your carry-on) is to put half of your clothes in your companion’s checked bag and put half of their […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Tag Your Bags


Tag Your Bags This is a simple tip. Every time I travel and check a bag, I see that almost everyone has a black bag that’s about the same shape and size. So you don’t get your bag mistakenly taken by someone else, get a brightly colored luggage tag or tie something colorful on it […]