Gotta tell ya: We bought 8 bottles in St. Thomas, forgetting that only 7 are allowed from there and 1 must come from elsewhere, but no one checked. Yes, it was beautifully packed for the airplane ride, but as DH said, they are marked as booze and they would probably never make it home. So we decided to pack them in our suitcases and they made it just fine. The problem is that your suitcases are then very heavy to haul around and all your trinkets and stuff displaced have to go into totes. That means more to tote around. Rethink this...we did...and we'll never do it again. One or two bottles, yes. Eight? Never!
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