Do you know how important luggage tags are when you travel?
Discovering that your suitcase has not met you in baggage claim is never a fun experience and it can be an incredibly inconvenient and disruptive component to your trip. In fact on an overseas flight to Sweden, my husband's suitcase got lost due to a canceled flight and he found himself without his belonging for nearly his entire trip.
"Anxiety isn't weakness. Living with anxiety, turning up and doing stuff with anxiety, takes a strength most will never know." -Unknown
"Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands." -Jeff Cooper
"In life, it's not where you go - it's who you travel with." -Charles Schultz
For those of us that love to travel, I would bet that we all have tricks and tools for packing and traveling efficiently. Over the years, these five tools have become my top tricks as we prepare to travel.
“Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way.” -Emma Chase
“Taking care of yourself doesn't mean me first, it means me too.” -Unknown
Nestled in the Roanoke Valley is it's namesake, the City of Roanoke, the largest city in Southwest Virginia. Incorporated as Roanoke in 1884, the area has history that goes back to 1852 when it was known under the name of "Big Lick."
"May you always be blessed with walls for the wind, a roof for the rain, a warm cup of tea by the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love to cheer you, and all that your heart might desire." -An Irish Blessing
Canceled or delayed flights, lost luggage, bad weather, mechanical breakdown, illness, and yes, even a pandemic can derail or, even worse, cancel your travel plans. I hope you've never experienced any of these in your travels but the more we travel, it's likely that a disruption will present itself from time to time. It's a fact of life. And while it's not always possible to prevent such disruptions, the pessimistic side of me would advise you to expect life to happen and encourage you to consider the what if’s. When your plans start to fall apart, the question is, will you?