25 Quotes That Every Overpacker Can Relate To

Raise your hand if you’re an overpacker. I know I am. For some reason, when I know I’m going to be living out of a suitcase for X number of days, I feel like I have to bring x2 of almost everything.

Apparently I’m not the only one though. The internets are filled with people who share my pain (and heavy luggage) of overpacking. Here are some of the funnier examples…

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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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The Carry-On Bag That Doubles As A Baby Stroller

Full disclosure: Joe and I don’t have kids or even nieces or nephews (only child who married an only child, can you believe it???). So I admittedly can’t look at this from a “I have experience and this is why I think this is a totally awesome/horrific idea.” But from a practical point of view….read on.
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Analysis Of The Airline Pilot On Grindr While At Work, The Bag NOT To Check, Great Credit Card Checklist, & More

Happy Sunday 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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The Airlines Most Likely To Lose, Misdirect Or Damage Your Luggage (& What To Do If It Happens)

It’s happened to everyone at some point. You arrive in Austin on American Airlines, while your checked luggage arrives in Boise (that really did happen to us, several years ago. They got the bag to us about 12 hours later). Or you arrive at JFK on United and your 4-wheeled bag now has 3 wheels…or a rip…or a dent (that happened to me too, 20+  years ago). Or you arrive in San Francisco on SouthWest and your bag just…disappears. Forever (Well, eventually they’ll find it, but if they can’t figure out who it belongs to, like if your luggage tag broke off and there’s no airline sticker on the bag, it’ll eventually wind up at this place. You don’t want it to go there.).

As it turns out, there is a group paying attention to, not only how often peoples’ bags are lost, misdirected or damaged, but also which airlines do the most and least amounts of losing, misdirecting and damaging. Of course, trying to figure out the U.S. Dep’t of Transportations’ info is like searching for a needle in a haystack, but luckily another group has done the hard work for us.

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