Going on my first RS trip to Italy in October and trying to decide on only taking a carry on bag (advice of my children) versus checking a bag, which might make packing a little easier. Has anyone had issues with checking luggage going overseas?
Are you going on the Best of Italy: Rome, Florence, and Venice one? (Oct.7-20) I am taking that tour and have decided on carry on luggage only. My daughter had an experience, where her luggage was lost, flying to Italy. It wasn't anything connected with Road Scholars, but made me leery of checked baggage.
How awful. I now use a personal tracker device in my checked and carry on bags. Also carry a few days of clothes & comfy shoes in carry on. Ridiculous but once you lose luggage you understand. My carry on is collapsible so once I get to my destination it get folded up and goes into my checked bag so I only have one bag to schlep around at my destination. Granted my checked bag is bigger than it needs to be but at least I have what I need to survive in the event of lost luggage.