There’s been a resurgence of bed
bugs in the past couple years primarily because they’re so easily spread with
peoples travel habits. It’s important when travelling that you take precautions
so that your luggage isn’t transferring these disgusting little critters into
your (hopefully) pest free home.
The first obvious step to avoid
transferring bed bugs with your luggage is to avoid places that have them to
begin with. I hate to sound like a broken record, but this really can’t be
stressed enough. You never know where bed bugs will be living. They can be
anywhere from your friends spare bedroom to a high end hotel, so do a quick
search online to see if there are any reports of them online at your next
Whether you find out that the
place you’re staying has bed bugs or not, you may as well take a few easy steps
to help avoid any risk of your luggage accidentally picking them up. Bed bugs
like soft porous surfaces like bedspreads or carpet. So when you check into
that hotel, NEVER put your luggage on your bed or the floor. Instead make it as
difficult as you can for the little critters to access your luggage by
elevating them on the folding luggage rack, and putting it on a hard surface
(they hate them) like a tiled bathroom floor or entrance way.
If you’re a frequent traveller,
there have been various new types of luggage developed to help you avoid
transferring bed bugs. The best one to avoid transferring the bugs comes from
Rise and Hang since the bag has a set of collapsible shelves which hangs from
two metal hooks on any closet bar or back of a door. By doing this you not only
keep your luggage off the ground, … Read more
Whether you are traveling for
business or pleasure, the most important bag that you will have to pack is your
carry on luggage. This luggage bag will have everything in it to maintain your
daily routine while you are traveling. Of course, depending on your personal
daily requirements and the reason you are traveling will all depend on what you
pack in your carry on. Listed below are a few travel tips on what to pack in
your carry on luggage.
Traveling for Leisure
Prescription medication, you need
to pack it in your carry on for easy access. I pack my husbands medication in a
plastic bag in the prescription bottles that he receives them from the drugstore
for security check purposes.
Daily hygiene items, toothbrush, toothpaste, some cosmetics, etc.
Identification, passport, cash. I
wear a fanny pack instead of carrying a purse with a little cash in it just in
case I need to purchase things while en route to my destination.
Take a book to read. Helps pass
the time at the airport and on the plane. My husband likes to do puzzles
therefore he takes a puzzle book in his carry on.
Pack 3 – 4 days worth of clothing,
depending on the activities that you have planned for while you are away.
Undergarments, shorts, bathing suit, sundresses, sandals etc. Our clothes are
basic colors and we can mix and match so that we are not over packed at the
Make a packing list, as stated in
a previous article, of your essentials and your non-essentials. You can always
cut down on your non-essentials if you feel your carry on is over packed.
Traveling for Business
Business files and business papers.
You can always do some paperwork on the plane to get prepared for … Read more