8 Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Lost Luggage

On August 24, 2011, in Cruise, Travel, by owentrvl

It’s always a possibility when you take your next trip and check your luggage that it might not make it to your destination. Keith Mulvihill from Budget Travel has a very informative article about luggage.

Here are 8 steps you can take to reduce the risk of losing your luggage:

  • Double-check the tag the airline personnel have attached to your luggage for the correct destination.
  • Indentify your bag in multiple places inside and outside your luggage. 
  • Pack a copy of your itinerary so that airline workers will know where to route your bag.
  • Take a picture or video of what’s inside your bag as you pack. 
  • Before checking your bag, take off any removable straps.
  • Allow time to check in for your flight.
  • Use the airline’s counter to check your bags, not the curbside. 
  • Differentiate your bag with colorful duct tape or use a suitcase that isn’t black or navy.

For the full article, check here.

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Galapagos Islands Cruise – part 1

On August 10, 2011, in Cruise, Galapagos, Travel, by owentrvl

While I have been on many cruises–to the Caribbean, Tahiti, Mediterranean and more, my current favorite is to the Galapagos Islands on the Celebrity Xpedition.

I am not an outdoorsy type–I don’t like ‘dirt’ and I’m not a huge animal lover. In fact, I think puppies and kittens are very cute but prefer that other people have dogs and cats, although we’ve had more than our share of the latter over the last 40 years.

Well, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. And Celebrity offered a great vacation and a fantastic experience.

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Margaret Owen’s Travel Blog

On August 7, 2011, in Margaret's Travel Blog, by owentrvl

Welcome to my new blog. I am very excited to begin sharing information with you that I have learned from my 21 years as a travel agent. I’ve had a blog on my travel website for a few years but I haven’t posted much. I want you to get to know me and I’d like to get to know you, too. I’ll add very informative posts that will benefit you with great travel information, including my favorite trips. I hope you enjoy the info and welcome your comments.

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Margaret Owen, Master Cruise Counsellor

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