Stolen, Damaged Or Lost Luggage? Here’s Your Step by Step Guide for 2019

Stolen, damaged or lost luggage can happen at any time. Before the trip even starts, in transit or after an eye-opening adventure, there is never a good time to have it happen. Don’t let lost, stolen or damaged luggage get you down, there are many ways to handle these situations that sometimes feel very out … Continue reading Stolen, Damaged Or Lost Luggage? Here’s Your Step by Step Guide for 2019

How Much Is Travel Insurance & Is It Worth It?

When I started backpacking, travel insurance was the furthest thing from my mind. I didn’t think about what would happen if I got sick, needed some sort of medicine, or even needed to be admitted to a hospital. It was honestly my parents who reminded me that I needed to have some sort of coverage … Continue reading How Much Is Travel Insurance & Is It Worth It?

How Safe Are Luggage Locks? Plus 6 Checked Bag Commandments

  First thing first. Using a TSA/CATSA luggage lock while traveling from, through or to the USA or Canada is not mandatory. You can actually use any lock at all. BUT if your checked bag needs further inspection, and it’s not openable with the master key for the approved locks, it will get snipped. So … Continue reading How Safe Are Luggage Locks? Plus 6 Checked Bag Commandments

11 Secret Hiding Places To Stash Your Cash While Traveling

Smart travelers know... ...it's good practice to: #1. Bring some cash along, in addition to your bank & credit cards, and: #2. To stash that cash in several different places. In the worst-case-scenario and your stuff is lost or stolen while traveling, you won't be totally screwed because in a world where paying with plastic is the norm, … Continue reading 11 Secret Hiding Places To Stash Your Cash While Traveling

Brilliant British Airways Safety Video

It's usually hard to pay attention to the in-flight safety demo. 😴 Seen one, seen 'em all. You know the next 5 minutes of your life be spent feigning interest as the cabin crew point to exits and shows you how to fasten your seatbelt. Yawn. And that's why this British Airways Safety Video is so brilliant (and … Continue reading Brilliant British Airways Safety Video

Is RFID Blocking Necessary? Why A Credit Card Holder Might Save Your Skin.

Here's the first thing to know: not every credit card and bank card needs a blocker. Read on for an easy way to find out whether your cards need this additional level of security to keep your financials and identity safe... But first a short history lesson on how all this works: What is RFID … Continue reading Is RFID Blocking Necessary? Why A Credit Card Holder Might Save Your Skin.