Some essential packing tips for your next adventure

Packing tips where ever you are going.

Many of us pack a few essentials in a carry on as a convenience in case our luggage gets delayed–but what if your luggage never arrives? Well, this happens.

First, you don’t know that your baggage won’t arrive when it is first delayed. Airlines will always try to get your luggage to your destination within a day or two. However, in case you were going on a cruise, so what if the luggage hasn’t arrived by the time you are setting sail. You need to tell the airline to re-route your luggage to home. You will need to spend the day shopping. (Another reason to arrive for a cruise the day or two prior to sailing.) Make sure you have insurance, so it will all be paid for (keep receipts)–but you can’t recover the time it all took.

How to avoid this? If you are traveling with someone, pack your suitcases and take half of what you are packing and put it in your companion’s suitcase and vice versa. That way, if only one suitcase arrives, you still have half your stuff. Maybe you may need to buy a few things, but you won’t need to replace everything.

Second packing tip?

Get an AirTag or Tile. It is a small GPS device that you can track on your phone. It works. This won’t stop your luggage from getting on the wrong plane or being left behind. It will save hours of time once in destination wondering where your luggage is.

Final side note regarding AirTags. I was recently told a story of someone in destination who had their luggage stolen out of their rental car, but they had an AirTag in it. They were able to inform the police, track it down, and recover it.

You just never know when you might be that person whose luggage goes in the opposite direction.

Edited from: Stephen Smith  

About alwaysharriet

With thirty years experience in corporate and leisure travel consulting, Harriet Ahouse has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and worldwide. An avid scuba diver, she understands the requirements of travelers both on land and in the water. On the European scene she has offered traditional and personalized travel itineraries throughout the continent--Italy, France, and England are some of her favorites. As a Virtuoso Agent, she also has extensive resources to enhance her expertise in designing individual destination travel itineraries--and honeymoons--worldwide!
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