Things You Should Never Travel With
There are the obvious ones—such as weapons and state secrets—but did you know that there are totally harmless things that you can’t travel with?
You probably know what you need when traveling—thousands of blogs cover the topic. But what about things you shouldn’t travel with? Things that might get you in trouble at the airport?
Shampoos and conditioners
We get that you might have an affinity for your shampoo or conditioner, but hotels stock both (as well as all other toiletries such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap bars, etc.).
It might be tempting to carry your favorite shampoo and conditioner with you, but do your suitcase a favor and ditch them. You’ll save on luggage space that way too.
We know they look chic, but here’s the thing: they’re heavy. And this means that not only are they taking up baggage space, but they’re also eating into your travel weight allowance.
If you’re a frequent traveler, you know there’s only a certain amount of weight you’re allowed to carry with you. Any more, and you’ll have to pay extra.
Look, it’s good that you don’t want to stink, but spray deodorants are always going to get you into trouble at security. Go for antiperspirants instead. The chances are, with the air conditioning on the plane and at the airport, you won’t sweat too much and hopefully won’t need that deodorant so badly.
First off, you should iron all your clothes before you pack them. It makes sense to pop in a travel iron if you’re running short on time, but they take up a lot of space in your luggage. They’re also kind of heavy. If you’re staying at a hotel, you can easily get access to a travel iron in your room.
All that diamond and gold jewelry and other expensive stuff you’ve amassed over all these years needs to be left at home. If you have an event or something to attend, carry a separate small bag and always keep it near you.
And Finally, Sharp Objects and Liquids
We shouldn’t have to say it, but knives and daggers and katanas and chainsaws—of course, we’re exaggerating—need to be left at home.
Liquids—juices, shampoos, even water—are also not allowed on most planes. You can get water once you’re aboard, so don’t worry about dehydration.
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