Bringing Protein Powder on a Plane — How to Keep the TSA Happy

When I lifted regularly, I always made sure to drink two thick protein shakes per day to get my necessary macronutrients. I aimed for 1g of protein per pound of lean body mass, which for me ended up being about 160g. At the time, I went through a lot of protein powder.

As a result, I’d buy it in bulk and keep it in airtight containers. And luckily for me, I didn’t travel nearly as much as I currently do. However, there were occasions when I needed to fly for business and didn’t want to interrupt my training regimen.

For those occurrences, I would pack my protein powder with me on the trips. Since you’re here, it’s a safe bet that you’re interested in doing the same. You came to the right place to learn about traveling with protein powder.

You can certainly travel on an airplane with your protein powder. Simply place it in your carry-on luggage if you’re taking less than 12-ounces, claim the powder before going through a security checkpoint, or check a bag with your protein powder inside. Make sure to use an airtight container.

To get a more thorough rundown of how to travel on an airplane with protein powder, keep reading and we’ll dive in.

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Can You Bring a Kettlebell on an Airplane? (It’s possible)

I’ll admit, I don’t work out nearly as much as I did when I was in my twenties. When I do, it’s a lot less based around strength training than it used to be. However, back when I used to hit the gym often I loved training with kettlebells. You can do so much with them, and swings were my absolute favorite.

It makes sense why so many people are tempted to take these heavy but reasonably compact fitness tools with them while traveling. Gently placing them in the back of your SUV for a road trip is one thing, but what about when you want to travel by air? Can you really bring a kettlebell on an airplane?

You can check your kettlebell on an airplane, provided it falls within your airline’s weight guidelines — most require baggage to be less than 50 pounds (22.7 kg). With the kettlebell often damaging the bag itself, many people find this to be more trouble than it’s worth.

With that being said, many people travel with kettlebells in tow each year. Let’s dive into each of the considerations so you can determine whether or not it’s something you’d like to do.

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What to Do With Old Travelers Cheques (Don’t trash them)

Since smartphones and credit cards became ubiquitous, the humble traveler’s cheque (or check, depending on where you’re asking the question) has fallen out of favor. However, not that long ago they played an immensely important role in the lives of travelers across the United States.

Back when there wasn’t an ATM on every corner and cash was king, they minimized the risk globetrotters faced when traveling far from home. Cash could be lost or stolen. While traveler’s cheques could be too, they could also be reported as such and subsequently replaced!

However, now it’s 2021. Credit and debit cards are as common as dental floss and the once novel utility of traveler’s cheques has worn off. So, with that said, what do you do when you find old ones laying around?

Do not throw away your old traveler’s cheques — you may still be able to redeem them for hard currency. They never expire, so if you have ownership and the cheque’s serial number has not already been redeemed, you’ll be able to cash them at participating financial institutions.

Go dig them out of the garbage if you’ve already tossed them out! Then come back here and stick around, as we’re going to explore the state of using traveler’s cheques in the modern era.

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