I was browsing the internet recently, looking for things that might make travel easier, and came across an item I had never seen or heard of before. I thought it sounded fantastic.
Technology marches forward every day. A device that was a “must have” last year is a relic today. I’ve shown what tech I used to bring with me, so I thought it would be interesting to see “what’s in my bag” when I go on a trip nowadays.
I’ll start out by saying that while I’d like to have the newest technology, I hardly ever do. If something works for me, I’m gonna keep using it. Case in point, I’m writing this from a 6 year old MacBook Air. When the battery stopped holding a charge, I replaced it…all it took was a $70 kit from Amazon and 15 minutes to install. At the same time, I also clean installed High Sierra OS. This computer is as “like new” as it’s ever going to be. I’m sure Apple would have preferred me to buy a new one but this works just fine to write this article, thank you very much.
We’ve all been there – you’re traveling to somewhere and, with luggage in hand, have to go from the airport parking lot to the check-in desk, then through X-ray and then to your gate. And if you have “Joe and Sharon luck,” your gate is guaranteed to be THE LAST ONE, on the very far end, because reasons. Little kids have the right idea…be in a stroller or a baby carrier, or heck, just ride on the luggage. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
Well, now you can! It’s called…
Luggage tags. You wouldn’t think that something so little would mean so much. But besides sometimes being the only thing that identifies your luggage as YOURS, nowadays you have a nearly endless supply of luggage tags that can really match YOU. Even though I own more luggage tags than I’ll ever own pieces of luggage, I always look at them because you never know when you’re going to find the ones that match you perfectly…
We’ve all been there. You have a cold or really bad allergies or a sinus or ear infection, you’re on a plane at nearly 35,000 feet and your ears are just about KILLING you. They’re not popping, the pressure is building, you’re afraid you’re going to break an ear drum, and all the gum, candy and swallowing in the world doesn’t help. But there’s nothing you can do except suck it up and accept the pain, right? Wrong.
NOTE: This is not an advertisement and we were not compensated for this post — we just have this item 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 bring 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 couple of weeks ago. Here’s my review of it.
We have several items that we always bring with us when we travel. Now, these items aren’t very large and we don’t need them every trip but we’re very glad we have them when we do. We don’t even bother to take them out of the suitcases when we unpack after a trip, If we did, there’s a chance we’d forget to put them back. The best thing about these items are they each cost under $10 and you might already have some of them in your own home.