Shopping is the No. 1 leisure activity for overseas travelers, according to the U.S. Travel Association.
Unfortunately, a Rossen Reports investigation discovered that you don’t always get what you pay for, especially when buying jewelry at Caribbean vacation destinations.
When jewelry is lost or damaged while traveling, the sense of panic doubles. You’re far from home and don’t have easy access to the resources you might normally consult – your jeweler, the local police, your insurance company.
While the rate of mishandled bags has decreased 70% since 2007, lessening your risk of falling victim to lost luggage to less than 1%, the fear of losing your luggage is still real.
Understandable, considering the effect it has on the remainder of your travels.
What jewelry pieces do you bring along when you travel? If you're like most people, you leave your most expensive pieces behind for safekeeping. (Smart choice.)
But what if you're not jet-setting to your favorite beach? What if you're traveling for a wedding or for business? In those cases, you might really want to have some of your fine jewelry along.
This is where the travel jewelry niche comes in. A handful of jewelers make pieces specifically designed for travelers, so you can travel safely yet in style.
Going somewhere? Whether you own inexpensive costume jewelry, valuable fine jewelry, or both, we have all the tips you need for hitting the road (or sky, or water) safely.
While we've shared lots of jewelry safety and travel tips in the past, sometimes it's nice to hear straight from the well-traveled jewelry lover's mouth.
We asked several popular jewelry enthusiasts to share their thoughts on traveling with jewelry, and their real-world responses are full of quick tips and relatable advice.
This is Part 3 of a three-post series on how to travel with jewelry.
Returning from vacation is never the most fun part. Although there's nothing like sleeping in your own bed, right?!
Your body isn't the only thing craving a little TLC post-vacay. Your jewelry needs a little extra attention, too.
Here's your quick post-vacation jewelry to-do list. (It'll be worth it, we promise.)
This is Part 2 of a three-post series on how to travel with jewelry.
You travel to enjoy yourself, right? Does losing, damaging or having your jewelry stolen sound enjoyable?
Didn't think so.
Read on for five precautions to take while traveling with jewelry.
This is Part 1 of a three-post series on how to travel with jewelry.
You're getting ready to take off for some much needed rest and relaxation. (Unless you're traveling for work, in which case we apologize for teasing!)
Visions of white sandy beaches and drinks with little umbrellas dance in your head. Or maybe you're picturing yourself at the tiptop of that mountain peak.
Either way, you have some business to take care of before you leave. Some jewelry business.
In my maniacal organized experience, bringing jewelry along when traveling often goes something like this:
1. Pick out outfits for each day and occasion, matching jewelry to each.
2. Lay everything out on the bed and begin packing by outfit.
3. Put each set of jewelry in its own jewelry pouch and pack it next to its corresponding outfit.