Find Packing Accessories to Fit Your Trip

| 5/11/2017 10:44:00 AM

Marilyn JonesEvery trip poses a new set of circumstances. How long are you going to be gone? Will you have access to laundry service? Are you flying? Will you need your passport? What about security?

I recently returned from a trip to South Africa. I used my new suitcase which was fantastic. It made it through airline abuse without a scratch. The downside was that it was a little too small for two weeks, so I also took a piece of carry-on luggage.


With my backpack (made of the same heavy material as my suitcase) stuffed with my computer, cameras, extra set of clothes, and medications, I had two carry-ons. Even if I locked my backpack and my identification and credit cards were safe, there are two problems: getting everything out at the airport for security and boarding, and my backpack is not RFID-secure.

RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) uses electromagnetic fields to identify and track information attached to objects including credit cards and passports. Although it has been around for years, its relatively new use is identity and digital theft. RFID skimming enables information from RFID-based smart cards to be read and duplicated.

So, I have an RFID neck stash that acts as a little purse.