Luggage to suit your style

Written by Gareth Powell

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Do not buy any luggage which has built-in or hang-on gimmicks. They invariably fail. As do combination locks and foldaway handles. Zips are also perhaps best avoided. I have had several sad experiences with zippers which have left me physically and mentally scarred. You may well be luckier. Have wheels, will travel. In my experience, there is no rarer animal thanrepparttar airport porter an endangered species and airport trolleys are not allowed past customs. Some are charged out at outrageous rents and you never haverepparttar 143168 right coin. Therefore, a suitcase with wheels is not a bad idea. Some are easy to maneuver, some aren't. Test before you buy. Better yet is a folding trolley which most aircrew members use. Get one withrepparttar 143169 biggest wheels you can. Oilrepparttar 143170 wheels before you leave, otherwise you will squeak, squeak, squeak your way aroundrepparttar 143171 world. Clearly identify your luggage with labels and tags, preferably plastic. Do not make it so that your name and address can be read by a casual, and possibly evil-minded, observer. Paste your name and address and telephone number intorepparttar 143172 inside lid. Ifrepparttar 143173 airline loses your luggage and this happens less and less this is one ofrepparttar 143174 stock questions. Good to be able to give a firm affirmative. Buy a strap-around webbing belt in a bright color with a difficult buckle. Go further and use instant glue and pop-rivets to rivet and glue three straps to it. When these are tightenedrepparttar 143175 bag is unopenable at speed. Thieves wantrepparttar 143176 easy mark so they pass it by. My current main suitcase has its straps fastened by rivets and glue and is, I think, probably thief-proof although that is tempting fate. Make your luggage look different. Even if you only bindrepparttar 143177 handle with bright tape, make sure your baggage is easy to recognize. This will not help inrepparttar 143178 recovery of your lost case airlines only telexrepparttar 143179 style of suitcase torepparttar 143180 last destination, not descriptions. But it will help you to spot your case as it comes offrepparttar 143181 carousel.

Gareth Powell is the author of several travel books, has been the travel editor of two metropolitan newspapers and has a travel website -

Relive the Battle of Trafalgar with!

Written by Robin Richmond

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The Naval theme will also continue later inrepparttar year atrepparttar 143167 annual Edinburgh Military Tattoo. In their own tribute to Admiral Lord Nelsonrepparttar 143168 56th Tattoo will be embracing a distinctly maritime theme. Again Superbreak is offering a number of excellent packages that include top-price reserved tickets, hotel accommodation and tours ofrepparttar 143169 Royal Yacht Britannia.

Who are Superbreak?, incorporating, isrepparttar 143170 internet division of Superbreak Mini Holidays Limited,repparttar 143171 market leader for short breaks throughoutrepparttar 143172 UK. Superbreak is part of Holidaybreak plc, a publicly quoted leisure company whose share price can be found in most major UK newspapers, or at

Based in York, England, Superbreak specialises in booking 2-5 star hotel accommodation throughout Britain forrepparttar 143173 leisure traveller. Superbreak hold allocations of rooms at all hotels and we can book up to and includingrepparttar 143174 day of departure.

Robin currently lives in Edinburgh, working hard for a Leith based media company, and writes occasional articles for

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