Why I still don’t check bags

Traveling with carry-on only requires a little planning but it’s worth it, especially when you read about this http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/story/1096774.html

The theft ring operated out of Lambert Field in St Louis where members allegedly rifled through bags in search of expensive electronics. The only real protection against this is to simply not put expensive items in checked baggage. Or, as I do, never check any bags. The good news is that a lot of the stuff modern travelers think they need when traveling keeps getting smaller.  The KIndle2 now allows one to take up to 1500 books on the road with the weight penalty of  a copy Time Magazine (the magazine is very light and thin these days). I travel with a lot of heavy camera gear, in fact that’s the bulk of what I have to carry. But if you’re not a working pro there is a slew of small, high quality digital cameras on the market. 

 Happiness, my friends, is a rolling carry-on, nothing to check and an isle seat in the exit row. 



~ by keithphilpott on March 20, 2009.

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