FAMILY TRAVEL TIPS: TRAVELLING

Weigh to Go

"After spending two weeks in Alaska—one on land and one on a cruise—we had collected more souvenirs than we'd anticipated. Worried about overweight-luggage fees at the airport, we hauled our suitcases to the cruise ship's gym and weighed them on one of the scales. We kept rearranging the contents until each family member's bag weighed less than 50 pounds (but barely!)." —Nancy Boehmer, Bridgeton, Mo.

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