If you’ve ever lost your luggage, there’s a good chance that it ended up in Scottsboro, Alabama. The small Southern town is home to Unclaimed Baggage, a 40,000-square-foot warehouse stocked with items that airlines failed to reunite with their owners, all for sale to the thousands of yearly visitors who walk its aisles and shop the orphaned goods.
Today, you can snag a flight on an e-travel site like Travelocity, Expedia, or Kayak with a few clicks. But you could be missing out on details and deals that make your trip more enjoyable and cheaper had you proceeded with the guidance of a travel agent. That’s why many travelers still use travel agents to plan their trips.
When you travel, you need to consider what are the necessary items to pack for the trip. I’ve traveled around the world—75 countries at last count—and I’ve learned that I can never leave home without C.H.E.E.S.E. By that I mean items that fall into six categories: Comfort, Health, Ease of communication, Entertainment, Safety and security, Edibles.
Trust me, you can leave your travel pillow at home, as long as you follow this list.
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