I read this book of short stories years ago, and for some reason I remember most of the stories in it but have had no luck with Googling for it. Must be that the stories' premises were creative enough or caught my imagination in a particular way. The most memorable story was about trying to survive on Earth after a supernova. I'm pretty sure these are all from the same book: [more inside]
posted by lostburner
on Jun 18, 2014 -
Help me find a rolling carry-on bag that meets all
of the following conditions: A) lightweight (under 8 lbs.); B) conforms to European carry-on standards (so 21" max, including wheels); C) has outside handles, so that the interior is flat, and D) is under $200, and preferably under $150. [more inside]
posted by scody
on Mar 13, 2014 -
When someone checks in for a flight but doesn’t board, how do airlines locate their luggage to remove it from the aircraft? [more inside]
posted by Short Attention Sp
on Mar 10, 2014 -
We will be travelling soon using different hotels I'm not familiar with. Now I do my spot checking for bed bugs. I'm more concerned with clothing. When travelling I hang up as much as I can in the closet and then try to leave everything else in the suitcase. But it's really difficult and I would like to have this stored in bags. What bags do you recommend are best to buy that we can keep everything else in but that they will stay well sealed. Can we leave these bags in hotel drawers? Is a luggage liner suggested? what else should we get? I'm so unclear with the reviews on the internet. I want to do my due diligence and try to be reasonable. Thanks.
posted by Tziv
on Jan 12, 2014 -
We're looking for a good quality hardshell suitcase - any suggestions on brands and where to buy? A 2 pack would be great - one carry on size, and one slightly larger. [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl
on Nov 12, 2013 -
I want the benefits of a backpacking backpack with the benefits of a laptop backpack. Shoulder and waist straps, tall and able to fit lots of stuff, but with a laptop sleeve or something that would make it easy to take my laptop out and put it back in. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by melissam
on Oct 10, 2013 -
My suitcase has logos on it. They're small, but I'd like to obscure them to lower my likelihood of being victimized. Examples are here
It looks like there's a small dollop of clear, rubbery, plastic that covers them - to protect logo.
I was thinking of buying some black nail polish, and painting over them. Nail polish is supposed to be durable right? However, I've never had to buy nail polish before.
1. Is nail polish the right product for this?
2. Which brand / type should I get? Are there ones that are more durable than others?
posted by StrictlyVague
on Sep 1, 2013 -
I need luggage for three situations and I'm hoping I can wind up with just two items (and not spend too much money). I need a rolling case for my MacBook Pro and books for school, a piece of carry-on luggage for an upcoming trip, and a sturdy but not too heavy suitcase. [more inside]
posted by wintersweet
on Aug 25, 2013 -
On a recent trip from the US to Canada, my girlfriend's carry-on rolling bag
was taken away from her on some flights, while mine
was not. Strangely, they were picky on the A320 flight, but not the flight on the smaller Dash-8 propeller-driven plane.
So, what's the optimal size for a carry-on rolling bag? [more inside]
posted by overleaf
on Jul 17, 2013 -
I'm looking for a travel bag that will hold the following: 15.6" laptop, 10" DVD player, 9" tablet, small camcorder, Kindle e-reader, mp3 player, various cords and power adapters. Any and all recommendations welcome. Bonus points if I can purchase it with 2-day shipping.
posted by Bushmiller
on Jul 17, 2013 -
I've just finished a few months of fieldwork and my thoughts are turning to how I might make the next expedition go more smoothly and comfortably than the last. I have realized that I really need a separate bag for field gear -- for camera equipment, dissection tools, chemicals, etc. I think I know what sort of thing I'm after, but I don't know how to find it. [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Jul 17, 2013 -
Where do I store my luggage, preferably in/close to downtown Vancouver, on a Friday afternoon and Monday during the day? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque
on Jun 21, 2013 -
I'm looking for an everyday, tote/briefcase-type bag; smallish, around 12x9" and maybe 5 or 6" wide, made of canvas and leather, hoping to keep the price below $125. Any suggestions? I saw something on the train today that looked perfect, but I can't find it online. The brand was "Yosemite", which is tough to google. The logo on the label was a stylized sun with a face. Can anyone help me find that company or a different bag that fits the bill? [more inside]
posted by SirNovember
on May 2, 2013 -
I am flying into SFO tomorrow morning but unable to access the condo I am staying at until the late afternoon. I'd like to go to the farmer's market but I do not want wheel my luggage around. Where would be a good place to store it for the day?
posted by turtlefu
on Apr 26, 2013 -
I'm visiting L.A. for a week this month. What should I bring in my carry-on bag? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto
on Apr 7, 2013 -
I am travelling to China from Canada in the near future. I have hundreds of questions and concerns but mostly just need reassurance that I'm not forgetting anything. Bonus, what should I do for carry-on? [more inside]
posted by sarae
on Mar 13, 2013 -
What pro or semi-pro sewing machine would be best for a home sewer opening an Etsy store that sells denim, canvas, and Cordura (1000 denier) luggage and other bags? Ability to sew lighter fabrics as well would be a plus, as would overlock capability (a separate overlock machine would also work). This is for a class project and hypothetical, so price is no object.
posted by WorkingMyWayHome
on Feb 11, 2013 -
Currently I'm in Italy. In March I'll be travelling to Scotland by train and making stops along the way. Then I'll be flying home to Toronto. My problem is that I have a lot of luggage that I needed for an extended professional stay in Italy, but which will only serve to encumber me when I go traveling. What is the best way for me to forward one large (standard checked baggage) suitcase home to Canada from Italy when I head out? I would especially appreciate any advice based on personal experience. [more inside]
posted by Evstar
on Jan 12, 2013 -
I'm looking for sites where you've had a good experience buying second-hand (preowned, preloved, &c.) designer bags--purses, clutches, and so forth. I am out of my depth, personally.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic
on Nov 25, 2012 -
How do I carry around all my stuff with grace and avoid looking stupid?
I carry around a lot of stuff everyday, and it's extremely annoying. People are always commenting about how I have "so many bags" but I really am not sure how to streamline my stuff. [more inside]
posted by sweetkid
on Sep 27, 2012 -
How likely is it that Delta Airlines will accept my slightly-oversize backpack as carry-on? [more inside]
posted by Hither
on Sep 20, 2012 -
What is a small piece of luggage I could check and reasonably expect to survive the journey? Looking for brand suggestions as well. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin
on Sep 6, 2012 -
In October we're going travelling around western Europe by train for several weeks and I need to buy some kind of luggage. I had thought that a ~35-45 litre backpack would be about right, sizewise and for portability. But I've heard from people with direct experience that pickpockets are a big problem in several of the places we're going and that makes backpacks a bad idea. So what kind of luggage should I use that will be reasonable to carry around but still secure given we're changing locations (and thus hotels) regularly. [more inside]
posted by shelleycat
on Jul 26, 2012 -
I think I want to pull up stakes and wander around the world for a while. Mefites, advise me, please! (snowflake details follow) [more inside]
posted by cardioid
on Jul 23, 2012 -
The size limit on checked luggage is 62 inches (height+width+depth) for most airlines . Do I need to be concerned about being close to that, assuming the weight is okay and it is not overstuffed? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan
on Jul 14, 2012 -
What kind of bag is this
? If I had to ask whether a shop had one in stock, what would I ask for? I first thought "messenger bag", but google pics show another style. Maybe a subspecies of the same thing?
posted by kreestar
on Jul 11, 2012 -
I'm looking for a carry-on bag that meets the following criteria: convertible, small enough to carry on a plane legally (US), all black, compression straps of some sort, and no wheels. Lower or reasonably priced options are preferred (~$80 or less is ideal). I'm considering the Rick Steves convertible carry-on, but am open to other options. [more inside]
posted by cp311
on Jun 17, 2012 -
TravelLogisticFilter: We're planning a trip to Japan in October and need help with the logistics of where to leave our luggage as we get around. [more inside]
posted by gchucky
on May 29, 2012 -
Suitcase recommendations. It needs to take a beating. It also needs to have 4 wheels. [more inside]
posted by Ookseer
on Apr 4, 2012 -
Which luggage, 26 to 30", has the optimum specifications, starting with being lightweight, stable wheels and handles, up to $200 max, and is durable? [more inside]
posted by Tziv
on Jan 20, 2012 -
I'm looking for luggage storage in NYC near the american museum of natural history [more inside]
posted by eliluong
on Dec 14, 2011 -
Big, light luggage or alternative? I'll probably move overseas, want to take the max weight in my (checked) bags, hope to have as little weight as possible glommed up by the bags themselves. I'm okay with something not likely to last a long time and cheap is good, though at the risk of stating the obvious, don't want something real vulnerable to tearing on the flight(s) over there. Thanks for any suggestions you can share.
posted by ambient2
on Dec 12, 2011 -
Best luggage for the $$??
Inexperienced (but soon to be experienced) traveler here. I need GOOD luggage. And, of course, I am looking for a good deal... [more inside]
posted by private_idaho
on Dec 12, 2011 -
I'm going to Guatemala next semester and I want to bring a hiking backpack instead of a suitcase. What do I need to know about getting it through the airport and plane flight in one piece? [more inside]
posted by raeka
on Dec 4, 2011 -