Most airline passengers agonize over whether to carry on or check their bags. While carrying your bag on board a plane is appealing, there are size limits, and it’s also not as easy as it used to be with restrictions on liquids. You can pack all you like when you check in, but there are fees and chance of lost baggage. And of course, no one wants to toss items at the security gate for not being TSA-compliant.
There is no one-size-fits-all choice on whether to carry on or check your luggage, but here are the pros and cons for each method of travel. You decide what best fits your needs:
Packing efficiently for air travel can make your whole journey go easier. You can take more, clothes will wrinkle less, and dressing will be less of a headache, especially if you are living from your suitcase.
Good packing is all about good planning. There are several things to take into consideration when you are traveling. Here are some great tips for getting your journey off to the right start by packing well.
People all over the world care about those less fortunate, and we try to make a difference by giving when we can. It’s the right thing to do — paying it forward by giving a hand up to those who are feeling down. Many of us are passionate about this and want to help, but sometimes it’s a struggle to find effective ways to improve the lot of those who suffer.
The homeless and poor have many needs, and sometimes small packages contain really helpful things, items that give a little relief and help restore a sense of normalcy.
Personal Hygiene kits are used in various outreach efforts, stand downs for veterans and to help the homeless. Stand Downs for homeless veterans were originally modeled after the Stand Down used during the Vietnam War to provide a secure base-camp retreat for battle-weary soldiers returning from combat—where troops could take care of personal hygiene, get fresh uniforms, warm meals, and receive medical care, find safety and camaraderie, and renew their spirit.
Traveling is hard enough these days, but if you’re one of the millions traveling with young children, you understand what on-the-go management is. Keeping the kids occupied, clean, and happy is a constant challenge–and being prepared definitely takes some thoughtful advance planning. How can we make the job of traveling with kids and babies easier, less of a hassle?
Kids and babies and travel–yeah, we know, it’s almost enough to make you wince. What to do? Is there an alternative to leaving the kids home? Traveling with kids requires patience and preparation, but you don’t need to leave them home.
What is traveling well? It depends. It means different things to different people. There’s a lot to it, so much so in fact that a whole industry of travel advisors has grown up around and become dedicated to the concept.
Traveling well makes the experience enjoyable and easy — and avoiding travel-related hassles is a big part of it.