The last time we went thru customs AFTER we had our suitcases they were questioning people with what they might want to report. We were lucky to have 4 of us so we were able to carry 4 bottles thru. Another behind us wasn't so lucky and had to pay $11.00 for each bottle over their allotment. There we were a couple and had 4 bottles, thus they paid 22.00....
Exactly, At $11.00 a bottle on a 1.75 Liter bottle it would still be cheaper than buying in Aruba, not by a whole lot, but still cheaper.
We packed one carry on with cereral for our son, and honestly he only ate the cereal once. We have a mini fridge in our room as well, so we walked to the "supermarket" and it is stocked with juices, milk and some Balashi Beer!
I am glad we brought the goldfish, and cookies for him, but you can buy most of these items here anyway.
cushion those bottles well in checked luggage.
or transfer them into plastic water bottles....but still cushion.
Since I am a frequent cruisers; I use Rum Runners (http://www.rumrunnerflasks.com/) for my liquor transporting to ensure my clothes remain clean and dry. They work perfectly! After 16 cruisers, I can testify that they do not leak or burst. And they must also go through ship security because none have ever gotten confiscated.
Can anyone tell me why the dog was let out at US Customs on our leaving of Aruba someone said the dog was looking for food? We returned 2 weeks ago.
Detector Dogs: CBP's "Secret Weapons" "U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has an elite workforce that works for room and board and playtime. They work in air-conditioned airports, over rough and dangerous terrain, they travel the deserts and the deep forests, roam through vehicles at exhaust choked land border crossings, and inspect warehouses that are either hot or cold depending on the season. They are loyal and do their duty unquestioning. That workforce is made up of the more than 1,200 canines that detect narcotics, hidden or lost people, explosives, currency, and contraband agriculture products."
Canine Enforcement Program "As their core mission, CBP Officers use specially trained detector dogs to interdict large quantities of illegal narcotic substances, concealed humans, smuggled agriculture products, and unreported currency at our nation's ports of entry. The Canine Enforcement Program is also involved in specialized detection programs aimed at combating terrorist threats at our nation's borders and international airports."