We are finalizing the details of a trip we are taking next November to play in a massed hand bell choir at Carnegie Hall. We will also play in Central Park for a short concert the day before the main concert on December 1.
We have our bell assignments, and are figuring out if we will rent bells there or travel with the bells we have here. The organizers assure us that bells do pretty well in suitcases as long as they are thickly padded, and that TSA is prepared to find bells in our luggage. I sure hope so. I have traveled with some odd things, but I think bells will be some of the oddest.
What are some of the more unusual things you have packed in a suitcase while traveling? What are your experiences with lost or destroyed luggage?