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4 Tips for Smoother Travel Days

4 Tips for Smoother Travel Days

Traveling can be both exciting and hectic, especially when navigating through airports and security checkpoints. By incorporating a few thoughtful tips into your travel routine, you can ensure a smoother journey. Here are four essential tips to keep in mind on your travel day:

  1. Stay Alert During TSA Screening

Navigating the TSA screening process is typically a whirlwind of activity. To ensure the safety of your belongings, keep a watchful eye on your items. This can be tricky when you're amidst TSA chaos. Wait until your bin with your belongings is on the X-ray conveyor belt before stepping through the detector or body scan. In my experience, staying present and focused in this moment can prevent you from headache or heartache at your destination. 

  1. Keep Valuables Close and Secure

Luxury items, including jewelry, should always travel with you in your carry-on or tote. Use pouches (like the MZ Wallace pouch I love) to organize these items and place them at the bottom of your tote for added security. Conceal your valuable items under more mundane layers, such as a travel scarf. We all love our stylish open-top totes like the LV Neverfull or LL Bean Boat tote for convenience, but packing properly reduces the chance of theft when traversing the busy terminal.

  1. Use Technology for Luggage Security

When possible, travel with only a carry-on suitcase. However, if you need to check luggage, consider using AirTags or similar tracking devices to be able to locate your luggage in case it goes missing. I’ll even pop one in my tote for peace of mind. This small step ensures you can easily keep track of your belongings.

  1. Protect Your Luxury Bags

Bringing your favorite luxury bags on your travels is part of the fun, but it's crucial to do so with subtlety and care. Place smaller luxury handbags, wrapped for protection, at the bottom of your tote or in your carry-on. This approach prevents exposure to the elements of travel, ensuring your items remain clean and safe. Additionally, while it's understandable to want to showcase your luxury tote, there are times you need to be discreet. Keeping your treasured items secured with The Rydir Band means they will be pristine when you reach your destination.

Final Thoughts

Being present and mindful of your surroundings doesn’t have to be stressful. It requires some practice and some refocusing, which is incredibly difficult when you have young children, or in the thick of travel day chaos. I hope you find these tips helpful. Have a great trip!


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