Bring Bubble Wrap If You Plan to Shop

Bubble wrap 720x360If you weren’t already aware, I co-host a weekly travel-themed Twitter chat: the hour-long #TravelSkills chat, every Friday at 12pm ET. It’s a great place to share travel tips as well as learn some. One tip I picked up recently was to travel with bubble wrap if you like to shop (especially for fragile goods). Thanks, @CaitlinKellyNYC!

Want more tips? For all who want to participate, tomorrow’s #TravelSkills chat is on summer travel to Europe. Here’s how to sign up for weekly chat reminders, and (in case you’re wondering) here’s how a Twitter chat works.

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4 Comments on "Bring Bubble Wrap If You Plan to Shop"

  1. We spent a memorable afternoon in Oaxaca going from one store to the next trying to find bubble wrap. Not knowing the word in Spanish led to a comical display of charades trying to describe what we were looking for. We finally found it but traveling with it would have been much easier.

  2. John Hallgren | April 6, 2017 at 9:12 am | Reply

    Back in 2004, was in Sweden for aunts funeral and to clear out her apartment. Needed bubble wrap for some family treasures that I was going to ship home with other items so trying to find it was a real challenge. Seems they don’t sell it in stores because it’s not recycled! What to do? Finally went to local computer dealer and then camera/photo store. They had some that they would have had to pay to dispose of (from incoming shipments) so were happy to part with it for free!

  3. I always bring bubble wrap with me on trips, otherwise I have to buy it. Take some tape too. If you think a roll of bubble wrap takes too much space, unroll it and lay in top or bottom of suitcase.

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