We always travel with just carryons...except for the trip there which our extra bags are filled to the hilt with every school supply under the sun, bath and body work goodies toothpaste toothbrushes etc. I just gather thing that I find and then hit the back to school specials that are super cheap when we go in July....they are so grateful and many get tearyeyed when you give them there little surprises. We also live close to a fossil outlet which gives us great opportunities for some low cost watches which they all appreciate. When I go to leave any of my bathroom goodies I didn't use I give away...sine I generally by new for the trip and have plenty waiting for me when I get home. It makes us feel great and makes such a big impact. I sometimes see people post that we shouldn't because it might as well be tips...but I say our service is always phenomenal the same as our first trip before we thought to bring little treats...and honestly it was of our highlights!!!!
I do have one question though..last year we brought so much we felt the need to disclose in customs which cost us an extra hour just to have them say there was no need...anyone now the rules for customs on this?
Eric & Rachael, New Braunfels TX
CTI 2013 (Gotta Love Early Booking Specials)