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6 things to always have in your carry-on bag when traveling

Anyone traveling today would be wise to pack some essential items in their carry-on bag. These are the things you might need during the flight or don’t want to risk losing by packing in checked luggage.  Depending on the size of your carry-on bag, you could take a lot more than six items.  However, these six should be at the top of your list when packing your carry-on bag for that next flight: Antibacterial Wipes
  YIKES! Think about all those germs you will come into contact with when traveling. From the airport to the shuttle bus, you’re going to be touching lots of germs. Decrease the ick factor with a pack of Wet Ones. Advil
 A headache or migraine often...

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Seven things NOT to pack in your checked luggage when traveling

Keeping up on the TSA rules regarding what you can carry-on or check in your luggage can be difficult. A simple rule to follow is “when in doubt, leave it out!” A rude encounter with a TSA agent confiscating something that doesn’t pass security can ruin your whole trip. Of course, anything of value should be put in your carry-on. Here’s 7 things you definitely want to pack in your carry-on: Important documents like passports and boarding passes All sensitive or private information should be kept with you and not packed in checked luggage. Enough said! Cash and credit cards Many people are not aware that selected checked bags are opened by TSA agents and screened by hand.  Don’t temp...

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The 7 most common things we forget to pack when traveling

If you’re like me, packing for a trip can be riddled with anxiety. I want to be sure to pack everything I need.  The last thing I want to do is get to my destination only to find out I forgot to pack that simplest, but most essential item (can we say…toothbrush!).  But, forgetting one or more essentials when packing is all too common for everyone but the most experienced traveler. Here are 7 commonly “forgotten” items travelers fail to pack when traveling. Have you forgotten one or more of them yourself? Passports/IDs Sadly, in this post 9-11 era, we all have to have IDs when travelling.  The last thing you want to do is try to get through airport...

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6 tips to remember when traveling with Jewelry

Whether it is a personal vacation or a business trip, deciding to take some “bling” along as you travel requires some planning.  While jewelry can be a great accessory for any wardrobe, you want to follow some simple, but important, rules while on the road to be sure your jewelry is safe and returns home with you.  After all, stolen or lost jewelry can ruin even the best trip.  Just ask reality star Kim Kardashian! She was recently robbed and held at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room. More than $10 million worth of jewelry was stolen, including a massive 20-carat diamond ring, which Kardashian had shown on social media shortly before the robbery. Ok, you’re probably thinking… “Get Real!” ...

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The 7 fundamental packing strategies that every traveler should learn.

When it comes to travel, packing wisely is essential!  We’ve all experienced times when we forgot to pack an item that we really needed on a trip.  This may have resulted in a quick trip to the nearest store in your destination.  Then too, most of us have experienced the feeling of packing too much. This resulted in dragging over-stuffed luggage through airports and paying pricey airline baggage fees needlessly. Experienced travelers will tell you that there are some basic - and most useful – packing rules everyone should follow.  We list seven of those strategic packing strategies below:   When packing clothing, think Roll, not Fold Travel experts all agree – that rolling up clothing is superior to folding. Tightly...

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