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Just How Small is the New Spirit Airlines Free Personal Item Allowance?

About a year ago I shared that Spirit Airlines was going to shrink the size of their allowed free personal carry-on item as per their website’s information. However, they changed their mind and those rules didn’t ultimately go into effect in 2016 as they originally stated. But, Spirit is once again set to introduce new and smaller personal item dimensions effective April 2017. I have to imagine they won’t change their minds at the last minute again.   Currently the one…

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Using a Luggage Delivery Service When You Fly

This weekend I am presenting at the Frequent Traveler University conference in Dallas and I wanted to bring some fun goodies like t-shirts and bears to give away (confession: we also desperately needed the closet space back to prep for two kids).  I was going to fly the short flight from Houston to Dallas for the conference, but wasn’t quite sure how I would comfortably maneuver not only my (big) purse and carry-on luggage, but also this decent sized box…

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Review of the Rimowa Carry-On Bag That Took Me Around the World

Not that many years ago I traveled by packing in what was essentially a duffel bag.  I didn’t really think anything of it until after we had our daughter and started needing to travel with more bags.  The type of bag we used then quickly started to be a problem.  My husband essentially became a “pack mule” through the airport and our packing style in an assortment of duffel/shoulder bags clearly needed to change.  At his insistence, I pulled the…

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Using a Baggage VIP Service for Family Travel

Routinely, the biggest logistical challenge when traveling with kids (especially those still in car seats) is absolutely the rental car process.  However, a close second can be dealing with all of the bags and luggage that comes along with the traveling little ones.  I have heard from many families who would ship items ahead of time to their final destination to avoid dealing with the luggage.  I never had quite so many bags as to necessitate that option, but I…

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By “Popular Demand”……the Hot Pink Vegas Swimsuit

As you may already know, my bag took a different vacation than me and didn’t show up in Las Vegas yesterday. That meant I had to quickly acquire a new swimsuit at the hotel. I knew there were swimsuits at the store “Khardashian Khaos” as I had walked by it on previous trips. I had never previously actually walked into the store. However, I ran in there as soon as I arrived at the hotel yesterday so that my friends…

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I’m in Vegas, My Bag is Not

Today I flew to visit two friends who were meeting up in Vegas for the weekend.  They were here for several days before my arrival, but due to toddler care-taking commitments (AKA being a mom), I couldn’t get away for the whole weekend.  However, I was very excited to join them for one night.  We were going to go to the pool, go out to dinner, play some slots, and just have fun. I did what any reasonable gal would…

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Toddler Luggage: Review and What do You Use?

For months leading up to our most recent family trip I have been preparing Little C to start carrying her own luggage. I don’t know what the “magic” age is when toddlers should start carrying their own stuff, but I decided that 2 1/2 was a good time for us to start. She already helps with packing her bags and selecting which toys and movies to bring, so this seemed like the next logical step. In order to get her…

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Briggs & Riley Carry-on Bag Review aka Support MilesQuest!

As some of you probably already know, another BoardingArea blogger, Jason from MilesQuest, was in a serious auto accident a few weeks ago.  He was supposed to meet up with us at BlogWorld in LA, but ended up in the hospital instead due to his injuries.  With the help of his wife he has posted a little since his accident, but his injuries aren’t allowing him to post as frequently as he would like.  When the opportunity came to contribute…

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