Personalize Your Luggage With a Supersized Image of Your Pet's Face

Firebox
Firebox

One way to keep track of your bag when traveling is to decorate it with an image you'll immediately recognize—like your pooch's lovable mug. According to PureWow, the geniuses at Firebox can customize your luggage with a photograph of your pet's face big enough to spot across the baggage claim area.

The Pet Head Case is a spandex cover that stretches around your suitcase, instantly transforming it into a memento of your furry companion at home. Just upload the picture of your pet you want to use, select the size of the luggage you want personalized (small, medium, or large), and Firebox will send you a one-of-a-kind travel accessory. Even if you can't bring Fido on vacation with you, rolling through the airport with a blown-up version of his face is sure to make the experience a little more tolerable.

Custom luggage covers cost $38 for bags between 18 and 22 inches tall, $32 for 25- to 30-inch bags, and $26 for 30- to 32-inch bags. Customers can expect orders to ship within four to 7 business days in the UK and within 10 to 15 business days internationally.

Don't own a pet but still want an easy way to recognize your luggage? Firebox also can make personalized luggage covers with photos of your own face.

Dog next to luggage with dog's face on it.
Firebox

[h/t PureWow]

New Jersey's Anthony Bourdain Food Trail Has Opened

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Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Before Anthony Bourdain was a world-famous chef, author, or food and travel documentarian, he was just another kid growing up in New Jersey. Earlier this year, Food & Wine reported that Bourdain's home state would honor the late television personality with a food trail tracing his favorite restaurants. And that trail is now open.

Bourdain was born in New York City in 1956, and spent most of childhood living in Leonia, New Jersey. He often revisited the Garden State in his books and television shows, highlighting the state's classic diners and delis and the seafood shacks of the Jersey shore.

Immediately following Bourdain's tragic death on June 8, 2018, New Jersey assemblyman Paul Moriarty proposed an official food trail featuring some of his favorite eateries. The trail draws from the New Jersey episode from season 5 of the CNN series Parts Unknown. In it, Bourdain traveled to several towns throughout the state, including Camden, Atlantic City, and Asbury Park, and sampled fare like cheesesteaks, salt water taffy, oysters, and deep-fried hot dogs.

The food trail was approved following a unanimous vote in January, and the trail was officially inaugurated last week. Among the stops included on the trail:

  1. Frank's Deli // Asbury Park
  1. Knife and Fork Inn // Atlantic City
  1. Dock's Oyster House // Atlantic City
  1. Tony's Baltimore Grill // Atlantic City
  1. James' Salt Water Taffy // Atlantic City
  1. Lucille's Country Cooking // Barnegat
  1. Tony & Ruth Steaks // Camden
  1. Donkey's Place // Camden
  2. Hiram's Roadstand // Fort Lee

Chernobyl Creator Craig Mazin Urges Visitors to Treat the Exclusion Zone With Respect

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Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Following the success of the HBO miniseries Chernobyl, one tour company reported that bookings to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone located in Ukraine rose 35 percent. Now, series creator Craig Mazin is imploring the new wave of tourists to be respectful when snapping selfies at Chernobyl, Gizmodo reports.

A 2500-square-kilometer exclusion zone was established around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant shortly after its reactor exploded in 1986 and flooded the area with harmful radiation. The abandoned towns are still too radioactive for people to live there safely, but they have been deemed safe to visit temporarily with the supervision of a guide.

Chernobyl has supported a dark tourism industry for years, but thanks to the miniseries, photographs taken there are gaining new levels of attention online. News of influencers posing for irreverent selfies at the site of the nuclear disaster quickly went viral. Mazin tweeted:

Regardless of why people are visiting the site, being respectful in the presence of tragedy is always a good idea. It's also smart to resist leaving a tour group to snap the perfect selfie in some abandoned building: Tour companies warn that breaking rules and wandering off approved paths can lead to dangerous radiation exposure.

[h/t Gizmodo]

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