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Travel Tip: Don't Do This To Your Luggage

This is one thing you DON'T want to do to your luggage when you're going on a trip. Usually before we head out, most of us like to make sure everything is safe and secure - from our homes to our luggage. So to save our suitcases from the risk of going missing, we might add an ID tag with our name and address written on it. Seems like the safe thing to do, right? Not so much

Well, the problem is that instead of adding to security, this could actually do the opposite. According to Cosmopolitan, travel expert Richard Clive Owens says putting that ID tag on your bag “says ‘This house is empty, please burgle - and take your time.” So what should you do? Use a friend's address instead? Nope--that only makes them more likely to be robbed because the burglars don’t know or care whose house it is.

So what can we do to our luggage to help get it back in case it’s lost? Owens suggests using a work address instead, along with your cell number. That way, if there’s an issue with your smartphone, your name and work address will help you and your suitcase be reunited. Safe travels!