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Old 08-14-2017, 02:41 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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We're all aware that it's useful to learn some basic phrases when traveling abroad and that no alcohol helps thwart jetlag on a transatlantic flight. What about the travel tips that are a little outside of the box? Here's one I picked up that some of you might find ultra weird:

Instead of packing your underwear and socks bring along disposable ones. Yes, they make disposable underwear that is reasonably comfortable. After a long day of sight seeing just toss in the trash! Same thing with socks. Just purchase an ultra cheap set and be done with them. This does two things: Lightens the load in your suitcase so you can have more room for souvenirs. It also prevents your suitcase from smelling like feces and sweaty socks. You can also use well worn boxers and socks you already own that you wouldn't mind parting ways with.

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Old 08-14-2017, 03:05 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Try a catheter to avoid the need for pee breaks altogether.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Ummm... no to that. I always use a plastic bag I pick up while shopping somewhere and put the used ones in there for the trip home.. Just dump it right in the washer.

I do tend to bring small bottles of toiletries, a deodorant that is almost finished, etc and tend to ditch it at the end of travel.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:08 PM
 
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That is First world! lol
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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No need to do laundry, just pitch it out.
"Boxers or Briefs? Depends."
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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When you travel with a companion mix your clothes when packing. That way if one bag is lost you will both have something clean to wear until your luggage catches up. Especially important on ski or resort trips.
"How do I know? I just do"
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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When you travel with a companion mix your clothes when packing. That way if one bag is lost you will both have something clean to wear until your luggage catches up. Especially important on ski or resort trips.
"How do I know? I just do"
We do the same everytime.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:30 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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When you travel with a companion mix your clothes when packing. That way if one bag is lost you will both have something clean to wear until your luggage catches up. Especially important on ski or resort trips.
"How do I know? I just do"
That's brilliant. I'm doing this next time.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I suppose all underwear is technically disposable...

That seems like a ridiculous attack on the environment for no reason.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Put a note on the top of your bag (inside) with your destination address, and contact info - like your phone, or email. If your luggage get lost or displaced, they will know where to ship it.
Happened to me, and it helped.
Also take a picture of your luggage. If it get lost - there is no better description than a picture.

Never put anything valuable in a check in luggage. Take them with you in carry on.
Take picture of your DL/passport (the data page with your picture)/credit cards.

Disposable undies/socks? That's silly...
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