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Luggage Freedom - Pack Heavy, but Travel Light

Freedom to travel with whatever you want - even the kitchen sink!

I'll admit that I can be impatient when I travel, which is why I travel light. Unfortunately I often travel with people who can't distill their needs into a single carryon. Unlike my companions, lost luggage isn't a problem for me, but I still spend far too much time waiting at the baggage carousel.

Trouble is, endless waiting isn't the worst that befalls travelers. Luggage FreedomLuggage FreedomBecause 6-10 people touch your bag once it's out of your site, loss and theft are increasing at an alarming rate. The Department of Transportation estimates that airlines lose 7 bags for every 1,000 passengers.

Luggage Free and Luggage Forward offer over-packers a way to travel headache free - without cutting down on what they take. What's more, the service is a great way to bypass the hassle of checked luggage and ever-tightening security restrictions.

Rates vary depending on where you're traveling, weight of your bags and how fast you need them. Hint: sending bags ahead of time is cheaper than expecting them to arrive in tandem with you.

Since Luggage Forward began 3 years ago, sales have increased 300% each year, Zeke Adkins, co-founder of the Boston-based company told Business Week. Luggage Free, based in New York, is enjoying similar success with shipments doubling each year since 2004.

Sound like a service worth checking out? Visit Luggage Free and Luggage Forward online and price out your next trip. You may be pleasantly surprised.

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