Everyone is obsessed with "travel hacks" because traveling sucks and we'd like to think that the people who travel all of the time have figured something out that we haven't. Sure, maybe they have some good tips, but in general, traveling is annoying and that's pretty much unavoidable, unless you want to stay in one place for the rest of your life or you're rich enough to fly private (call me).
One of the biggest pieces of advice you'll get about traveling is to buy luggage that stands out from the sea of black wheelie bags that are ubiquitous. But who wants to buy hot pink luggage? And truthfully, anyone who's really an expert traveler will tell you that you should avoid checking a bag at all costs, as it adds extra cost and time to your trip that's not necessary. Here's a tip: in the times that you can't avoid checking a bag, don't opt for the obnoxious-looking Samsonite suitcase. Instead, deck your bag out with eye-catching, unique luggage tags, like these Neighborwoods Luggage Tags ($20). You'll see 'em all the way at the end of the baggage claim conveyer belt, but you won't be embarrassed to walk through the airport with it.