When traveling, your luggage is your lifeline. Not only does it contain your clothes and other personal items, but the bag itself may have cost you a pretty penny. At the rate of lost and mishandled luggage by airlines in the United States, it would be wise to take a few precautions to protect your bag before travel. Here are a few ways to protect not only your possessions, but also your vacation from being ruined.
Pack wisely. Keep valuables in your carry-on. This includes medication, electronics, chargers, passports, credit cards and other important documents. You also may want to pack a spare change of clothes in case you have to wait a day for lost luggage to be delivered.
Use a TSA-approved lock. Whether it’s a bag that already comes with a lock or you add your own approved lock to the exterior, locking your contents isn’t necessarily a bad idea. Some may argue it invites thieves as they may see it as an indicator something valuable is inside, but it comes in handy in case TSA agents have to pull it aside to check the contents, which happens to about 10 percent of all checked bags.
Buy a brighter bag. A bag of a brighter color like pink or teal is less likely to be accidentally taken by another passenger because it won’t blend in with the other black and blue bags that dominate the luggage carousel. If you already have a dark-colored bag, consider adding a statement item like a ribbon or brightly colored bag tag.
Write down what you packed. Keeping a list of what you packed will help you value your belongings on an insurance claim form in case your bag goes missing.
Travelers are already savvy about keeping trash out of oceans and focused on our rising shorelines. But according to MarineSafe, sunscreen is one of the biggest and permanent polluters to our oceans. The common sunscreen ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate are toxic to coral reefs and other marine life. The chemicals are shown to cause coral bleaching that ultimately leaves the coral vulnerable to infection and malnourished. Of course, sunscreen isn’t the only source of pollution in our oceans, but is quickly escalating into a crisis.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Now more than ever, technology allows us to stay connected while we’re away. Gone are the days when you leave for a trip and have no access to home. There are numerous tools you can use to monitor your house while you’re on the road.
CBD oil is everywhere from lotions and lip balms to sleep-enhancing aids. This non-psychoactive component of cannabis claims a variety of benefits from soothing muscles to clearing up skin issues. Studies point to reduced inflammation and anxiety after using CBD products.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.