How to properly travel with cigars on vacation?
Q. I have a few questions about traveling and cigars. Soon I will be taking a cruise with stops in Spain, Greece, Italy and Turkey.First, I will take a 15 cigar travel case with me, but over the course of 12 days I doubt that will hold me long as we will have our own private deck where I can partake.Each day we will be able to tour the city, but I was wondering if I would be able to find good cigar stores in the major cities we will be stopping in, or should I simply take a lot more cigars? If I take a lot more cigars how should I handle them in my baggage? Any other ideas you might have concerning long-term travel would be greatly appreciated.
- Stevenin Cassville, MO
A. I would guess that there's someone on the ship (the Concierge, perhaps, or the bartender) who knows where you can acquire good cigars in each port. Otherwise, I would look for a Davidoff cigar store since they're located all over the world, and carry just about everything.
Regarding your baggage concerns: Although you already have a case, I would look at the X-treme 30 cigar model (shown). It will hold more than a box-full of cigars, is well-humidified, water proof (in case it falls overboard - LOL), and will last a lifetime. They make models that hold more or less cigars, too.
Re baggage in general. you may want to carry the cigars with you rather than put them in your checked-in baggage, especially if you're flying to your port of departure first. As long as the travel case protects the cigars from serious injury, either way you'll be fine.
Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.Show all Gary Korb's Articles