One of the many joys of travel is that you are constantly learning. In this section you will find products and resources to help make the journey more comfortable, packing more streamlined, and the destination more accessible. Whether you are a novice or avid traveler, we all have tips and tricks to share.
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Bluesmart Luggage, which started with an Indiegogo campaign in 2014, is so focused on the "smart" aspects of its offerings that it prefers to be called a technology company, not a luggage company, its chief executive, Tomi Pierucci, said. Bluesmart bags include a digital scale and GPS tracking.
AN ESCORT THROUGH THE AIRPORT A new tool, Solve, describes itself as an airport concierge service. Its goal is to save travelers time and alleviate confusion by providing someone to meet them at their arrival gate, expedite the immigration and Customs process, and then escort them to whatever car or shuttle is to take them to their hotel or home rental.
Why would you worry about looking like a tourist? It's always been my feeling that it comes with certain disadvantages. You get treated differently - occasionally better, but often much worse. You are an obvious target for sales scams. And crucially, I think, you tend to feel more alienated - distanced from a destination and its culture.