How To Fold A Suit So It Doesn’t Wrinkle In Your Suitcase

When Joe and I travel, there’s a rare occasion where he’ll have to bring a suit. We may be going to a wedding, a funeral or (humblebrag alert) we have this cool gig where we sometimes have the opportunity to sing in a choir at Lincoln Center or Carnegie Hall (yes, really!).

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BTW, the 2 people singing out front? Nikki Renée Daniels and Quentin Earl Darrington:-)

Anyway, Joe always brings his suit with him as a carry-on, because it’s the only one he’s bringing and we can’t risk it getting lost. However, if that wasn’t the case, he’d be happy to pack it in his checked luggage. Well, except for the fact that it’d get pretty wrinkled. But now that doesn’t even have to be a factor. Take a look:

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A Lesson In Why You Need To Get Your Passport Stamped When You Enter A Foreign Country

Imagine visiting a foreign country and when you’re ready to come home, you’re refused entry onto your plane and thrown into jail because officials think you were in the country illegally. That’s exactly what happened to two Americans last week.

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Caution Using WiFi in Airbnbs, Don’t Be THAT GUY On The Plane, Airline’s Social Media Mistake, & More

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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A Few Inches Makes All The Difference (When It Comes To Bag Size)

Size matters. Especially when you’re dealing with something as important as the dimensions of your carry on bag. With passengers not wanting to check luggage because of cost and the possibility the airlines will lose their stuff, people are trying to bring as much as they can with them on the plane. Because of this, airlines are getting stricter about the size and number of items you can bring with you.  It’s now crucial to have a bag that’ll fit in the airline’s sizing device. Here’s a link showing the current size bags allowed on many airlines. Now that airlines are looking for any way possible to get more money from you, collecting fees to gate check a bag that’s “too big” for the overhead bins is easy money. We’ve even come across gate agents who claimed our bags were too large, when they most certainly were not. See, it fits just fine.

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You’ll see many websites telling you which bags are “carry-on approved” or “fits in overhead bin” Don’t believe them. I’ll share with you a story of how Sharon and I learned the hard way that 22 inches doesn’t necessarily mean EXACTLY 22 inches.  Continue reading “A Few Inches Makes All The Difference (When It Comes To Bag Size)”

Review: PacSafe Portable Safe (Because Hotel Safes May Not Be All That Safe)

NOTE: This is not an advertisement and we were not compensated for this post — we purchased this item on our own volition and wanted to write about it.

A while back, I wrote this post, which detailed why your hotel safe might not be as safe as you’d like to think. It included YouTube videos of how to easily open a variety of locked hotel safes, as well as some viable alternatives to hotel safes. Full disclosure: it was totally a “do as I say, not as I do” post, because although I brought my laptop with me during all of my travel, I was still putting it in the hotel safe (or worse, in the bottom of my suitcase, under the clothes, because nobody would EVER look there, right? #rolleyes). I know, I know…bad Sharon! So I decided to put my money where my mouth was and bought a PacSafe brand Travelsafe 12L GII portable safe a while back. Here’s my review of it.

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