In a few weeks I leave to spend 3 months touring and living in a van to do outreach for an animal rights organization, and I'm trying to devise a good system for my stuff on the road. In particular, I'm in search of a good, roughly duffel-sized vegan bag that I can use for this tour and beyond, plus a good way to keep my toiletries together. More general tips for staying organized while living on the road are welcome. [more inside]
I am flying on an airplane and I need to pack all my medications - roughly 18 bottles, two inhalers, and two small quantities of liquid. What is the best kind of container to use, considering the needs and desires of both the TSA and the airline staff? [more inside]
Can I ship excess baggage to a US address from somewhere in JFK airport on a Sunday afternoon? [more inside]
I'm am currently at the airport on my way home from a hotel that had a bedbugs. What should I do to mitigate the damage? [more inside]
I just found mold all over my luggage and need to replace it - grrr. Help me find a mold-free replacement. [more inside]
We need new overnight bags, suitable for weekend car trips or a night at Grandma/Grandpa's. I don't think I've ever owned one of these that wasn't a hand-me-down from the back of someone's dad's closet. Can you help me find some good Christmas-able options for 1) my husband and 2) my currently-tiny daughter? [more inside]
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]
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]
I need a duffel bag that will, essentially, withstand the Apocalypse. Particulars within. [more inside]
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]
Where can I buy a cheap duffel bag in Budapest? [more inside]
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]
At one time I had the budget and energy for a modest bag collection, and now I've had this bag sitting in a closet for far too long and can't remember the model name of it. It's made by Merrell, early 2000's. [more inside]
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]
Where can I get luggage wheels repaired in New York? [more inside]
How likely is it that Delta Airlines will accept my slightly-oversize backpack as carry-on? [more inside]
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]
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?
Suitcase recommendations. It needs to take a beating. It also needs to have 4 wheels. [more inside]
Need a new carry-on wheeled suitcase [more inside]
[luggage filter] it's time to grow up. and when better than right before a trip! [more inside]
Looking for the perfect TSA-friendly laptop + overnight bag. [more inside]
How dangerous, bedbug-wise, is picking up discarded luggage off the street? [more inside]
I'm a bit of a travel noob, so be gentle :) Flying in February on JetBlue from Syracuse to JFK, then taking a Virgin Atlantic flight to LAX for five days. My problem is that I should arrive at JFK around 7:45am, and my Virgin Atlantic flight is scheduled to leave at 9:05am. How screwed am I if I decide to go with one piece of baggage along with my carryon and laptop bag and hope not to miss the flight. Should I just pack well and go with the carryon?
Looking for a great travel backpack - your reviews? [more inside]
Tokyo trains: how inconvenient is it to lug luggage on the train/subway system? [more inside]
I am travelling to Chicago, and there is a gap of a few hours between when my plane arrives and when I can check into my room. Is there a place where I can store my luggage for a few hours?
Can you bring a cigarette roller on a plane in Canada? [more inside]
Luggagefilter. I have to replace the main zipper on a large suitcase. Is there anywhere in the east end of Toronto that will do this? Alternatively, is it just more cost effective to simply buy a new piece of luggage?
Air Canada WTF? On Tuesday I took a trip from Laguardia Airport to Pearson Toronto to CDG, Paris on Air Canada. From Toronto to Paris, they lost one of my bags, which wouldn't be terrible except said bas contained 1) My only change of clothes for the next 2 weeks 2) My BFs extra heart medication and 3) I'm leaving for Prague in 4 days and there is still no news. Is there anyone I can call or talk to see that I actually get my stuff before I leave France? Kakfaesque detail follows. [more inside]
Is luggage one of those things where spending more money buys real quality? And if so, what should I spend it on? [more inside]
please help me see boston for a day! (anyplace i can leave my luggage for a few hours?) [more inside]
How should I take a 20-piece dinnerware set on a plane? [more inside]
How do I get a guitar and macbook laptop from Israel to Los Angeles when I am going on a three week detour through Europe. [more inside]
I would like to know a superior form of backpack. It should be primarily appropriate for day to day backpack and school usage but also useful for light travel use or light camping use. I am ~6'4", usually weigh about 185 pounds, and male. [more inside]
Posted my daughter her excess luggage by Parcelforce (UK to Ireland) when she went back to uni (UCD) last week. Now there's no trace of the suitcase although it is logged as having been received in Dublin. It's now one week behind schedule, and An Phost's customer service is completely useless (didn't ring back as promised, hung up/disconnected, can't get through with 15 minutes waiting, etc.). Registered a complaint with Parcelforce who are working on it, without a result to date. Is this par for the course? Helllllllllllp!
I need to get between London and Torun, Poland around the end of the first week of September via public transport, but since I'm moving there for at least a year with lots of stuff, I'm having a hard time deciding the best way to do it. [more inside]