By Charyn Pfeuffer

TSA had a super busy year in 2013, screening 638,705,790 passengers - that's more than 1,700,000 per day. You may think they're after your water bottles, but truth is there are far bigger threats they're looking out for. Make life easier for yourself, fellow passengers and airport personnel by being mindful of the TSA's Prohibited Items list. False alarms and additional screenings can lead to closed checkpoints and terminals or delays. When you get to the TSA checkpoint, ditch the bottled water and double-check your pockets. If you've packed liquids in excess of 3 oz., don't throw a fit. Yes, I've seen grown women shed tears over seized beauty products. Oh, and once you're cleared, be sure to check around for your belongings. This year, travelers have left behind more 12,500 personal objects, including belts, cellphones, keys, sunglasses, driver's licenses and nearly 600 laptops.

By Charyn Pfeuffer

Looking for a gift for your favorite jetsetter this holiday season? Check out this list of gifts perfect for the wanderlusters in your life. Best part? Each of this gifts costly roughly $50 or less. 

By Charyn Pfeuffer

Would you be more inclined to take a taxi if it promised a female driver? After a few too-creepy cab rides with questions like, "Do you have a boyfriend?" the idea of a ladies-only ride seems awfully appealing.

By Charyn Pfeuffer

Coordinating travel plans can be overwhelming. From hotel stays and ground transportation to dinner reservations and event tickets, organizing a trip can be like a game of Jenga. That's where the idea of luxury travel site Peek.com came from.

By Charyn Pfeuffer

It happens to even the most seasoned of travelers lose stuff on the road. It can be as simple as a set of keys to a cell phone or camera. The bottom line: losing stuff while traveling can be costly and inconvenient. Unless, of course you're reunited with your belongings. After all, most of the time, your stuff is found by someone. The trick is making it easy for them to find you.

By Charyn Pfeuffer

I adore my niece and nephew, but the last thing they need is more stuff. They have plenty of toys to fuel a fun-filled childhood without me adding plastic non-essentials to the landfill. Sure, there are ways to recycle old goods, like Freecycle. But let's face it, lots of broken, unloved and outgrown toys end up in the bottom of the ocean.

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