Well here’s a hack. Most of Tik Tok is just annoying dance videos but every once in a while they unleash a gem. Shipping your clothes to Florida rather than pay the airline baggage fees.

Personally, I thought that I was being smart when I flew last December. I did no checked bags and brought a personal item (backpack), and a roller carry-on. Because I pay for the cheapest ticket, I usually board in the last zone. I wait for the announcement to say that there’s limited space in the overhead bins and that you can check your carry on at the gate for no fee. Boom. Hand them my carry on, grab the receipt, and have a seat. I just checked a bag for free.

Here’s how this person skipped the Spirit Airlines baggage fees. Spirit only allows one small personal item before they start upcharging.

$34.33. So how much does Spirit charge for a checked bag? This next visitor to Disney World has the answer.

She did even better. I’m thinking you could take the next step on this. Vacuum seal your clothes and do one of those flat rate boxes from the post office. The other option is totally old school. Wearing all your clothes on the plane.

So the next time you see flights starting at $39 dollars + all the extra fees. There’s at least a way around paying the airline baggage fees.

The Post Office. And before you say “What if the Post Office loses my package and I don’t get my clothes?” We’re talking the airlines here. The odds of your mail getting lost, and the odds of your checked baggage getting lost, are probably about the same.


Naples Named Best Place To Live In The US

Living in SWFL is paradise and Naples has been named the best place to live in the US.

Naples, Florida is a beautiful coastal city located in Collier County. You’ll find white sandy beaches, a warm climate, and a luxurious lifestyle. This Gulf Coast gem has landed on multiple lists of being a great place to live, and now it’s on top.

First, Naples has a warm and sunny climate year-round. There’s an average of 264 sunny days per year which makes the weather ideal for outdoor activities like golf, fishing and boating.

One of the main draws in Naples are the stunning beaches. With over ten miles of pristine, white-sand beaches there’s plenty of space to sunbathe, swim and paddleboard at popular beaches like Vanderbilt Beach, Clam Pass Park and Lowdermilk Beach.

Naples is also home to a great arts scene. There are several museums, including the Naples Art Association and the Baker Museum at Artis-Naples. The Naples Players Theater and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra provide theatergoers and classical music lovers with world-class performances.

Also, Naples screams luxury. There are lots of upscale shops, gorgeous hotels, fine dining restaurants and exclusive golf courses. Additionally, the city is home to several high-end gated communities like Port Royal, Pelican Bay and Park Shore.

What makes a city the best place to live?

Scholaroo compared 150 cities in the US in 9 different areas. Crime levels, Affordability, Quality of life, Leisure/Entertainment, Healthcare, Education, Employment, and Infrastructure. In their report, they revealed that Naples is the best city to live in the US. While Naples ranked dead last for affordability, it ranked #1 in both Leisure & Entertainment and Healthcare.

If you’re a retiree seeking a peaceful place to settle down or a young professional in search of a thriving city, Naples undoubtedly has something to offer both.

I’m not sure I’d get too excited about living in some of these cities or states (Nebraska?!), but maybe there’s something there! What do you think?

Top 10 Best Places to Live in the US, According to Scholaroo:

  • 10. Lincoln, Nebraska

    None of their numbers were particularly impressive, but Lincoln ranks in the top 50 in crime/safety, affordability and education.

  • 9. Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Cambridge is ranked #1 in both education and employment.

  • 8. Papillion, Nebraska

    Quality is life is pretty low in Papillion, but they ranked #8 in healthcare.

  • 7. Madison, Mississippi

    Madison came in last for leisure & entertainment, but if you’re looking for a safe place with low crime and a good economy, you’ll find it there.

  • 6. Alpharetta, Georgia

    Alpharetta didn’t rank too high in affordability, but was ranked #3 in employment.

  • 5. Naperville, Illinois

    While Naperville ranked pretty low in affordability and quality of life, in the categories of economy and leisure & entertainment, it ranked in the top 10.

  • 4. Amherst, New hampshire

    Sounds like you won’t have to worry much in Amherst, as it was ranked #1 in crime/safety.

  • 3. Portland, Maine

    Portland came in at #4 in leisure & entertainment.

  • 2. Carmel, Indiana

    Carmel ranked #2 in employment.

  • 1. Naples, Florida

    Naples came in dead last for affordability, but ranked #1 in both leisure & entertainment and healthcare.


Joe Winner spends his days combing through memes and off beat stories to bring you the side of Florida not always seen.