I'm lucky enough that majority of my family lives in the Capital Region so I don't really have anywhere to do for the holidays. If you do, you may want to check with TSA to see what you can and can't bring with you.

It's hard to keep track of all of the TSA guidelines, it seems as if they change all of the time. Now, according to the Times Union, you must remove all electronics from your bag before going through security, not just laptops and tablets.

If you have an Instagram or Twitter, I highly recommend the TSA accounts (@AskTSA on Twitter, @TSA on Instagram) because they are incredible at answering questions and it's one of my favorite follows. All you have to do is tweet them a question or a picture of something you're thinking of bringing and they'll tell you if it's allowed.

You don't want to get to the security line about to travel for Christmas and find out what you should was safe, isn't. It's also funny because they post pictures of things people have tried to get through unsuccessfully and feature some adorable TSA canine agents. How else would you know BBQ ribs are okay for the plane?

Meet Alphie, the first TSA canine to be awarded the @AmericanHumane Lois Pope LIFE K-9 Medal of Courage! He accepted the honor this evening at the Rayburn Office Building Foyer on Capitol Hill. Alphie is a TSA explosives detection canine at the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and works with TSA handler Lesley Runnell. … Prior to entering the TSA workforce, Alphie worked as a military working dog in the U.S. @Marines, trained to “sniff out” both heroin and explosives. He retired from the Military Working Dog program in 2014, after serving in a deployment to Afghanistan in 2013. … Lesley and Alphie have worked together at TSA for more than three years, serving at several airports nationwide: Chicago, New York, Orlando, Seattle, Tampa, Denver, and most recently assigned to Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. … Good boy, Alphie! #DogsOfInstagram #AmericanHumane #WorkingDogs #MilitaryDogs

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