Just as you think you know it all, a neighbor lets you in on a secret. Many of us are users of Longchamps light and fashionable purses, backpacks and luggage. They come in many colors and shapes. Not a cheap purchase so be aware of that.

However they have one small problem. With continued use, the tips at the bottom corners can wear away. My neighbor shared with me that Longchamps will repair these tips at NO cost. Caveat: I have not tried to get mine repaired, but this neighbor has. PS travel insurance might not pay for this as it occurs from repeated use.

This is also a great Christmas gift for someone special….

A money saving travel tip from The Women’s Travel Group, specialists in solo travel. Now booking Bali and SE Asia, S. Africa (share available) and France for a fine women’s group. The Transition Network. Join the group and join the trip.