Unclaimed Baggage

Ever wonder what happens to the items in your lost luggage?  Think it's gone forever, never to be found?

Actually, it could end up at the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama (Northeast corner of the state).

I'd hate to lose my luggage on any trip... but it is really cool to be able to search for treasures (they've found a violin from 1770, Egyptian artifacts, diamond rings, etc) and buy lost items in what looks like a large Salvation Army kind of store.  Items include clothing, cameras, and of course, luggage.

According to Wikipedia, over 1 million people visit this store annually.

Marie Frei

One Carry-On is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a travel expert and photographer with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for culture and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.