I USUALLY TRAVEL with an 8kg backpack — including my laptop. I don’t remember the last time I checked my backpack in. And I obviously never pay for it. Consequently, I never have to wait for it on the baggage carousel — those 10 minutes waiting might make you miss the one-per-hour airport shuttle.
EVERY TIME I READ ANOTHER ARTICLE ABOUT TIPS FOR SOLO FEMALE TRAVELERS, I get a warm feeling inside. I know that our friends, sisters, mothers and partners have a new source of information. It’s easy to think that women’s safety is their problem. It isn’t. We, men, have to be as engaged as they are to tackle this issue.