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So THAT'S Why There's A Little Diamond Patch On Some Backpacks

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.27.2017 | Style

Ever wonder why there’s a little diamond patch sewn onto some backpacks? Turns out, that patch is commonly called a “lash tab” or “pig snout,...

Simple Tips to Maintain Health While Traveling

Courtney Lambert | Posted 11.25.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

A long walk through the countryside of Hsipaw in Myanmar How could I say no to a glass of silky Vietnamese coffee, the rich brown swirled with the cr...

11 Chic Back-To-School Backpacks For Under $100 Each

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 08.23.2016 | Style

Backpacks are pretty dope. We’ve already told you that anyone can rock a backpack, but it can be hard to find the right one ― especially in your p...

Back to School Means Heavy Backpacks And Back Pain

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 08.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

To understand how heavy backpacks contribute to back pain, it's important to look at the composition of the back.

20 Packing Hacks For Women Travelers

Courtney Lambert | Posted 08.16.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Ladies, we all know how overwhelming it can be to pack for a vacation, let alone a lengthy backpacking adventure halfway across the globe. It always begins the same way: an empty suitcase or backpack and a closet bulging with treasures of lace, silk and cotton.

Grad Gifts That Help Them Grow Up

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 05.18.2016 | Style
Amy E. Goodman

It felt like just the other day, the biggest step your child took was tying her shoelaces. Or fending off a bully without your help. Or remembering to...

Students Design Backpack To Help Kids With Autism

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.22.2016 | Parents

A new Kickstarter campaign aims to help kids with autism by providing a necessity for school or travel: a backpack. The Nesel Packis a backpack specif...

"Poppie Goes to School"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.02.2017 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When I was 3 years old, I knew my ABCs. Unfortunately, I didn't learn the rest of the alphabet until I was in high school.

Say Goodbye To The Hipster Backpack

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 02.21.2016 | Style

You may not know Herschel Supply Co. by name, but you've certainly seen its bags on the backs of stylish, preppy hipsters standing in line at Starbuck...

Letting Go of Fear of Terrorism While Your Child Backpacks the World

Teresa Dobbins | Posted 01.21.2017 | College
Teresa Dobbins

Alexandra strongly feels and reminds me often that living in fear of what could happen is unacceptable to her, and not a way she chooses to live.

Travel Products that are "All About that 'Case"

Christine Negroni | Posted 01.20.2017 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Pop singer Meghan Trainor's momma may have told her "not to worry about your size" as she sings in her adorable hit, All About That Bass, but when it comes to your travel suitcase, size and weight definitely do matter.

Attorney Donates 23,000 Fully Stocked Backpacks So Kids Can Conquer Class

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.22.2015 | Good News

School is officially in session for most of the U.S., and a generous attorney is making sure the kids in his community are starting off the academic y...

15 Style Editor-Approved Backpacks For Heading Back To School

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.08.2016 | Style

It's hard to believe that the first day of school is almost here, signaling the unofficial end of summer. While your child is most likely in denial, t...

A Backpacker's Guide to Months of Travel

College Tourist | Posted 06.29.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa Purchasing and packing your backpack Backpacking: no set route, just buying a one way t...

11 Cities You Must Backpack At Least Once

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.22.2015 | Travel

There are almost too many must-see cities in the world -- and the most seamless way to hit them all is by backpacking. With little luggage and a huge ...

Burger King Owner Finds $100,000, Does The Right Thing

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.01.2014 | Good News

'Tis the season to do what's right. Sahista Bakawla, an assistant manager at a Burger King in San Jose, California, spotted a backpack that had be...

Should I Travel With a Suitcase or Backpack?

Map Happy | Posted 12.21.2014 | Travel
Map Happy

Suitcases don't have this flexibility; a lot of the times I even just end up standing awkwardly on the escalator to the baggage claim because I can't be bothered to pick it up by the handle and haul it down the stairs. Stairs are not a suitcase's best friend.

How To Carry A Backpack And Still Look Like A Grown-Up

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 07.23.2014 | Style

Chances are that at some point in your life you owned a backpack. Maybe you had a JanSport in elementary school to tote around your Spacemaker and Tam...

Astoria Characters: The Death Racers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.24.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Erin and Eldar have been competing in adventure races for nearly a decade, but this one, which is billed as 48 or so hell hours in the wilderness, will present them with their greatest challenge.

20 Work Bags That Will Always Have Your Back

Refinery29 | Bobby Schuessler | Posted 04.06.2014 | Style

Think about it. The very first accessory you ever truly loved — the one you dragged your mom from store to store to find -- was the backpack. Whethe...

Justin Bieber Does 'E.T.' With Lil Wayne

Posted 12.23.2013 | Entertainment

Justin Bieber released his "Journals" album on Sunday night (Dec. 22) and with it came the debut of a new track called "Backpack" with Lil Wayne. The ...

The Secret to Guaranteed Success on a First Date

Foodbeast | Posted 12.14.2013 | Taste

Take dating to the next level with the Picnic Backpack.

Backpacks Have Changed... Adorable School Children Have Not

The Huffington Post | Lauren Leibowitz | Posted 09.05.2013 | Style

As much as she may lament the end of summer, a true HuffPost Style-ite never feels sad when heading back to school -- after all, what better setting i...


Hilary Walke | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
Hilary Walke

As I packed my backpack with wanderlust in my eyes and adventure in my heart, I dreamed of all the places I could bring yoga on my eight-month trip across Asia.

Your Life in a Backpack

Norm Schriever | Posted 10.06.2013 | Travel
Norm Schriever

Think back to your last vacation. I bet your suitcases were so stuffed you had to sit on them just to get the zipper closed, and that was just for one week! Now imagine if you had to pack absolutely everything you needed for six months, or even a year, into one backpack.