Traveling Sticks

I'm traveling out of the country for business and I want to bring along a few smokes to enjoy. Unfortunately, I don't have a travel humidor. What should I do?
Posted: February 18, 2014

Invest in one.

No matter if you're traveling for business or pleasure, the best way to transport your smokes is in a travel humidor. Not only does a travel humidor protect your smokes from baggage claim mishaps and careless porters, but they also contain humidification devices so your smokes are kept in ideal smoking condition.

And, fortunately for cigar smokers on the go, today's market offers a wide variety of reasonably priced travelers to choose from. There are also many styles to choose from in terms of size, durability and practicality—all factors you should keep in mind when getting ready to purchase.

Of course, if you're in a bind and don't have a traveler handy, you can use a regular carrying case. However, your smokes may dry up before you have a chance to smoke them. The best alternative for traveling without a humidor is to pack your cigars in a Humidipak bag. This will protect your cigars to a certain extent, and keep them moist.

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T D Paducah, KY, USA, February 19, 2014 1:23pm ET
Bruce Parrish February 19, 2014 4:11pm ET
Another option would be Tupperware-type containers. Wrap your cigars in bubble-wrap to keep them from moving around, and add a humipack. They're air-tight and should protect the cigars from damage. And the humipack helps keep the humidity inside the container at the proper level.
one1off February 20, 2014 4:21am ET
The enjoyment of a good cigar is well worth the small price paid for a travel humidor.
David Chipp-Smith Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, February 21, 2014 11:40pm ET
I agree with Bruce. There is a great product that I use for short trips called Humidipak. Relatively cheap and great if you do not travel a lot and don't find the need to buy a travel humidor.

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