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Quick Travel Tips: Getting The Most Out Of Your Suitcase

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Bernina 3 Piece Spinner Luggage Set
​The number-one rule in arranging for a trip is to pack lightly since we habitually overlook how frequently we’ll have to pick up or carry our suitcase during our trips.
Think about dragging the luggage into the trunk of your car and out again, throughout the airport, off of the baggage carousel, through another airport if connecting, back into the trunk of your eventual rental car and out again until as a final point you get to the hotel where, with a bit of luck, you’ll find an available porter waiting for you!
On top of having to carry your bags around, the chosen airline has precise rules on the size, weight and the number of bags you can board, both carry-on and checked baggage. It is advisable to check the airline's website for up-to-date information on restrictions and not assume that what was allowed the last time it’s in force this time, in particular if you are travelling using a different airline company. Luggage size and weight restrictions can differ by airline or travel destination.
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Packing your suitcase lightly for your trips could help in saving you money. Many airlines are now charging extra fees for overweight and/or oversized bags, and for checking-in more number of bags than the ones allowed for each passenger.
There are other few good reasons for packing lightly: possible briefer waits around the baggage carousel, less need for paid carts and porters (and consequent tips!) and perhaps an easier Customs inspection.
Your carry-on should contain all your most valuable items and need to have documents like:

  • Your wallet (if you don’t carry it in your pocket)
  • Your passport
  • Your tickets
  • Your traveler’s checks (if are not in your wallet)
  • Your emergency medical travel insurance
  • Your medications (make sure to store them with their original bottles)
  • Phone numbers and addresses of where you’ll be staying
  • A small amount of local currency for immediate use when you arrive (if not in your wallet)
  • The maps you’ll need to get where you are staying once you’ve arrived
  • If you have to bring valuables like jewelry with you, your carry-on is the safest bet – however consider leaving them home if you are able to.
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RFID Wallet, Passport Case and Luggage Tag Set - Berry
The following guidelines could help you in keeping your luggage light and leave sufficient room so you can pack souvenirs when going back home:

  • Check to find out if the lodging place you are staying offers laundry service department or has facility that you can use. This is another major secret of packing lightly.
  • Try to harmonize your outfits around a central color so you’ll be able to mix and match.
  • Organize your attires so you can layer them as a replacement for lots of coats.
  • Include a couple of solid color sweaters that will match any ensemble to keep you warm
  • It is certainly a good idea to check the weather online before packing so you can pick the weather-appropriate clothing without misusing the space for things you won’t need (like an umbrella if the weather will be completely sunny!).
  • Rolling your garments rather than folding them will help avoid wrinkles and optimize your restricted space.
  • Buy small travel sizes of toiletries that will last just long enough instead of big bottles.
  • Make the most out of your suitcase: pack underwear and socks inside your shoes. This will also facilitate your shoes in keeping their shape. For the same reason your belts will be placed around the edge of the luggage.
Although already cited as one of the items you may want to keep in your carry-on so it doesn’t get lost, emergency medical travel insurance should be considered by all travelers.
Even for the most insignificant accidents, or the most usual sicknesses, emergency medical travel insurance offers you protection by making sure you get the attention you need, when you need it while not having to be concerned about how your emergency care will get paid.
Before you go away, get an emergency medical travel insurance quote online from a reliable travel insurance company like Allianz Travel Insurance and get the coverage based on your needs.
And don’t forget to add it to your other better-to-have documentation in the carry-on baggage!
Get your medical travel insurance today here.
Till the next one…have a wonderful trip!

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