Seasoned traveller?

I thought I was pretty experienced when it comes to air travel, but boy was I proven wrong on my last trip to Melbourne.

Melbourne, travel, adventure, vacation
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Despite my multipurpose layers, minimal shoes, tiny toiletries and under 7 kilos of checked luggage, I managed to get pulled up by security for trying to sneak scissors on board. Twice.

Silly me, packing my travel grooming kit on the way to Melbourne in my carry on luggage. Then on the way back after the conference I got pulled up for forgetting our booth box scissors in my event supplies bag. Having a security guard rifle through your dirty laundry and butterfly stickers to try to locate a pair of pink child sized scissors? Not exactly my trip highlight.

Needless to say, I am now all the wiser and will be triple checking my hand luggage on future trips. Stay tuned for Melbourne highlights in my next post!

Published by Amy Maureen Lynch

Over the past decade, Amy Maureen Lynch has negotiated remote work arrangements, freelance client work and validated business ideas, in between living and working in Canada, Europe and Australia (and having three kids). She writes about travel, international family life, creativity and flexible work on her blog, where you can read about her experiences bringing her children into business settings and access flexible and remote work resources to help you navigate the future of work: She produces and hosts the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast, parent-friendly professional development events, digital resources and advises others on creating inclusive and flexible work solutions at: Amy’s first book, Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience, is based on her journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date.

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