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Unique Decoration Helps Avert Luggage Theft

Thieves who stalk airport luggage carousels usually prefer nondescript bags. Then, if they’re caught, they can always claim they simply mistook the stolen items for their own property. One solution is to choose distinctive, memorable luggage. If you’re not eager … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Stop Static Cling Anywhere on the Globe

No matter where you’re headed, you can stop static electricity* from plastering your clothing to your body. Here are a dozen methods for taming clinging clothes: My favorite solution is to carry half of a fabric-softener sheet in a little … Continue reading

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Roadworthy Illumination

While traveling in places where light is inadequate, it’s difficult trying to read printed books, maps, and brochures. Years ago I solved the problem with a lightweight folding book light from Lumatec that also happens to double as a flashlight. … Continue reading

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One Small Tube, Many Travel Uses

The trick to packing light is squeezing as many uses out of one item as humanly possible. That’s why I always take a small tube of petroleum jelly in my carryon. Just like hand-sanitizer, this inexpensive product has dozens of … Continue reading

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Traveling Safely with Electronics

Just because electronic devices need protection when traveling doesn’t mean you have to shell out as much money for the carrier as you did for the device itself. You can be creative, protective, and frugal, all at the same time. … Continue reading

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The Power of Premoistened

Prepackaged moist wipes, pads, and towelettes allow you to get through security with fewer items stuffed into your quart-size liquids bag. Their purpose is generally for cleansing, but sometimes they also include medicinal products. At home you might be frugal … Continue reading

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Creative Labeling

Experts advise travelers to keep medicines in their original containers when they pack for trips. But what if your warehouse-size bottle of aspirin is almost as large as your carryon? The answer lies in being creative with labels. Often, with … Continue reading

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Fighting Germs on Your Journeys

While you can’t always count on skies being friendly these days, you can count on them being germy. According to Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, the three most bacteria-laden spots on airplanes are toilets, tray … Continue reading

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7 Ways This Special Washcloth Can Improve Your Trip

Even when packing light, I always include a few “insurance” items in case of emergency. One of those is a 9×8-inch washcloth made from synthetic chamois fabric, the kind advertized for car detailing. I first got the idea when the … Continue reading

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Save Room—Wear Your Pillow

In my opinion, one’s pillow can make or break a good night’s sleep. I prefer a fairly flat pillow, filled with genuine down, that I can fluff exactly the way I want my head and neck to be supported. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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