Travel talk - Make Your Next Trip Your Best Trip

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Seasoned traveler and reference librarian Mike Oetting provides tips on selecting luggage, lightening your packed bags and choosing which accessories to take on your next trip. Program presented at the Hinsdale Public Library (IL) on April 12th and 14th, 2011. Special industry guest (and local resident) Mary Condon was available to answer patron questions from her perspective.

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  • Ballistic nylon – slick w/sheen, often black Codura nylon – a coarser appearance – can be dyed many colors
  • Four: Spinners – easy to push on flat surfaces – can just nudge them in the right direction. Even possible to roll them in an aircraft aisle Two: Traditional pullman with extendable handle. Still very popular Zero: An alternative few consider – the lightest choice by far
  • Soft: readily expand to fit contents, squishable into overhead bins Hard: very protective, no room for expansion, force you to pack in a more disciplined way
  • Exhibit: Show Victorinox bag with sternum strap
  • Exhibit: Victorinox bag
  • Pros: save $$, save time upon arrival, no chance of lost luggage Cons: must pack lightly, can’t take large items, can’t take restricted items (like pocket knives), not much room for extra things you accumulate on the way Exhibit: lucas bag
  • Exhibit: Show Lucas bag Exhibit: Show Rick Steves Bag
  • Exhibit: S.O.S. Strap Exhibit: Compression Strap Exhibit: Identifying tags Exhibit: TSA Locks Exhibit: Zip ties
  • Exhibit: Neck Wallet Exhibit: Small bag w/carabiner
  • Exhibit: travel document wallet Exhibit: Earplugs
  • over 1,800 items
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