What’s new on Elliott? Free your luggage, almost free iPhone apps and a tour of a chocolate factory

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Christopher Elliott

Christopher Elliott is an author, journalist and consumer advocate. You can read more about him on his personal website or check out his adventures on his family adventure travel site. Contact him at chris@elliott.org. Read more of Christopher's articles here.

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