There’s no bigger nightmare for a traveller: You’re in a foreign country and someone steals your bag. You’ve got no money, no phone, and all of your valuables are gone. Don’t let this happen to you. Be alert, equip your bag with appropriate security features, be safe, and plan ahead. Below, Standard’s listed some easy tips for protecting your luggage from theft.
At Standard Luggage Co., we believe that we’ve created the Ultimate Work-Life Travel Bag: a stylish, versatile, and durable carry-on for today’s global adventurer. Whether climbing the Appalachians, sailing the Mediterranean, or navigating the streets of Tokyo, Standard is the only bag you need. But with great innovation, comes a little explanation. Below, we’ve listed our tips for getting to know your new favourite bag.
You work hard for those precious vacation days; you’ve done your research, and found the ideal vacation spot. There’s nothing worse than lugging a heavy bag to find out you’ve over-packed with all of the wrong things. By packing light you’ll be able to save money on luggage fees at the airport and stow your bag in any overhead bin. With airlines charging more and more for checked luggage, it’s becoming increasingly hard to find a place to store your bag in-flight. By packing light and keeping only the essentials, you’ll have a much easier way to travel.
CHOOSE YOUR SUIT CAREFULLY
One important thing to keep in mind when packing a suit is that not all textiles are created equal. Choosing the correct suit can make a world of difference when it comes to successfully packing it in your carry on bag. Fabrics that are light in weight such as cotton and linen tend to crease easily, while heavier fabrics such as wool are more forgiving and less likely to wrinkle. For this reason, men should choose a suit made of wool or even a wool-blend. Women have a few more options and depending on the style of their suit, can choose from a variety of artificial or natural material.
The key to a great vacation is all in the packing and one should remember to always pack smarter, not harder. Although there might be temptation to pack for the unexpected, stuffing your suitcases and carry on bags with unnecessary items will only weigh you down. There’s nothing worse than unpacking your stuff after a long trip, only to realize you didn't even use half the items you brought along. Here are a few tips to prevent this from happening to you.
FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE 3-1-1 RULE
Understanding and abiding by TSA’s 3-1-1 rule is an important step in ensuring your travels run smoothly. The rule is quite simple. Gels and liquids must be stored in containers of 3.4 ounces or less. These containers must be packaged in a single quart-size Zip-lock style bag.
Packing gels can sometimes be a little tricky and confusing. What, exactly, constitutes a gel? Well, According to TSA regulations, item’s such as jams and jellies, lotions, peanut butter and even spreadable cheese are all considered to be gels. These items must be stored in those little containers or will most likely be confiscated. Here is a list of gel-like substances that are not security checkpoint-approved.
It is safe to say that putting someone on long-haul flights is an atrocious way to test their patience. Long-haul flights can last for up to 20 hours or more. Usually you are fine for the first few hours, all strong and confident. But as time passes, you begin to lose your grace. Your muscles get sore and skin feels so dry. You feel so terrible by the time your flight lands.
Traveling light with just one carry on bag provides mobility and freedom but you must be comfortable and willing to live with a little less. Think of it as a small vacation away from your possessions and keep in mind that the situation is only temporary. Here are a few tips to help you travel light with just one bag.