What’s Up With Plastic Wrapping On Luggage?

We’ve all seen it at the airport, albeit more often overseas than in the U.S. – suitcases that have been wrapped in layer up on layer of plastic wrapping. Even wonder about it? Why it’s done? Do they do it at home? At the airport? Somewhere else? How much is it?

We found out.

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Plan To Fly On April 6th? You Might Want To Think Twice About That

Do you remember Y2K, when January 1, 2000 was coming around the bend and everyone was worried that the world was going to end (well, figuratively, not necessarily literally) because the electronics of the world that used time/calendar as part of its interface couldn’t handle going to 01/01/00, 00:00?

Well, we have another “crisis” coming up, this time on April 6th, 2019. But this time it’s not because of clocks.

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New Travel Advisory For Citizens Of U.S., U.K. & Other Countries Going Overseas

Heads up, travel friends – the U.S. State Department has issued a new travel advisory that urges United States citizens to “exercise increased caution” when traveling to the Peoples’ China. Similar advisories are out for citizens of Algeria, Antarctica, Belgium, France, Germany, Denmark, Myanmar, and the United Kingdom.

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Locked The Zipper On Your Suitcase? Thieves Can Still Easily Get In. Here’s What To Do About That

We posted a while back how easy it is for thieves to break into electronic hotel safes. Several people who read it said they leave their valuables in their suitcases because they keep them locked with TSA compliant locks, so people can’t get in and take their stuff.

We hate to tell them, and you, but it’s even easier to break into a zippered suitcase with a lock than it is to break into a hotel safe. Watch:

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Travel Safety Concerns? This Interactive Map Shows The Safest And Riskiest Places In The World For Travel

If you travel a lot, you know there are some places that may not be as safe as others. Your Mileage May Vary in terms of what you do with that knowledge. But whereas you may know that a particular country may have a high crime rate, you may not be so sure about how certain places rank if you needed emergency medical assistance or how safe their roads are. Well, there may not be an app for that…but there’s an interactive map for it!

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