A couple last minute tips for travel

I’m on my way out the door in a few hours for a brief trip to Hong Kong and I thought I might share a couple things I have encountered as I prepare.
1st tip: Don’t assume that that packing cube you have had tucked away in the closet for the past 6 months is going to smell fresh and clean. I have 5 packing cubes and all of them smell like vomit. That’s a smell that I don’t want on my clothes so I am doing some last minute cleaning and freshening of all my bags.
2nd tip: Thoroughly check all those hidden pockets in your luggage of choice. This can be fun if you find money or some memorabelia from your last trip. Not so fun is not checking and having a pocket knife, pills, or some unknown liquid be found by security. Clear out the pockets and remove another reason for security to make your life unpleasant. In checking this morning I found old receipts, melted candy, and a toy truck.
If you are traveling – have a fun and safe trip!
Photo via mayhem.

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  1. I hand washed the bag, sprayed with lysol, and let it sit in the hot sun for a couple of hours. The smell was still there but reduced enough that it wasn’t noticeable.