Spring Break Travel? What Not to Pack in Your Checked Bag for a Smoother Trip

Inspired by Dawn offers tips on what to keep with you when traveling and not put in your checked bag

Headed to the airport for a much-needed Spring Break getaway? Then, you're probably trying to decide what to pack and what to leave home right about now. It's always a struggle. Do you really need that extra pair of shoes (or two!)?

Once you know what you want to bring, you have figure out how it's all going to fit, and whether it goes in your carry on or checked bag. Kudos if you can manage to pack everything in your carry on. But if you can't here's a quick list of what you want avoid packing in your checked luggage to help your trip go a little more smoothly.

  • Money, credit cards
  • Photo ID, passport
  • Medications, vitamins
  • Computers, iPads, etc.
  • Valuable jewelry
  • Keys - House, car, etc.

While it's likely that your carry on is already over stuffed, make sure you make room for these items. Then if your luggage takes a detour you won't be without these essentials.

Enjoy your spring getaway!

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