Last year I had to move out of my dorm because of COVID-19, but I was not sure if I would have to come back or not to take finals. I was left with a predicament when I learned I did not have to go back, as a lot of my luggage and documents were still left abroad.
I was fortunate to have some friends who told me about the website Send My Bag, as this turned out to be the best option to send my suitcase home. Whereas traditional mail services would have cost around $1000 to send my luggage home (because it was coming from another country), Send My Bag was only $200. I am not sure why Send My Bag is so much cheaper than traditional services like Fedex, DHL, and USPS, but the service I received was great. It took about 1-2 weeks before I got my luggage back to the US.
One difficult thing about Send My Bag is that you have to have someone place tags and tracking numbers that are needed for shipping the luggage. I was fortunate enough to have a friend who was able to pack my luggage up, print out the stickers (special Send My Bag stickers), and be at home to give the carrier my luggage when they come by. This part could be a bit of a hassle, as the carrier can come at any time (on a specified date), which means someone has to be at the address to give the luggage to them.
If you meet all of the above conditions though, Send My Bag is just like any other delivery service, and it works for 20-25% of the normal price. If you need to get your luggage home from abroad, the first place I would check out is Send My Bag!
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!