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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.

Carry On Bags Good, Lenovo Laptop, Not So Much

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Checked bag fees provide $25 worth of reasons to pack light. If you can carry onto the airplane all you'll need for your next trip, you'll not only s...

Emotional Baggage

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 03.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Mitch Rosenzweig

As a therapist, I ask people to show me their bag. We help to root around in it to rearrange their probably too big bag to make sure they have what they need. Sometimes, we even carry their bag for them at our own peril -- oh my aching back!

These Airline Tricks Will Make You Pay More For Your Checked Bags

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.15.2016 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

British Airways shouldn’t have charged Jim Arnold and his wife $400 for their checked bags. After all, the couple were flying from London to Newark ...

Tags, You're It // Luxury Electronic Luggage

Dane Steele Green | Posted 02.10.2017 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Luxury-minded travelers will already know the Rimowa name; easily identified by its "grooved" outer housing, the company is one of the most reputable luggage manufacturers on the market. But unlike it's competitors, this is one old kid (est. 1937) on the block embracing all things new.

The Truth About Your Stuckness

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.08.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

So...you may have missed it, but we recently passed through another holiday. Groundhog Day. It's a funny little holiday with a funny little traditio...

Your Critical Choice for the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.11.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Well, the days leading into this fine new year had a bit of an unexpected flavor. I present to you two different scenarios, and invite you to figure ...

How to Lighten Your REAL Load

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Today finds me writing my blog not from my home state of California...but from my original home state of New York. How do I know I'm in the Empire St...

Losing Excess Baggage

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 10.26.2016 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

A simple equation can help you become a light packer. Learn it then apply it to every item you are considering packing, every time you pack. Item Value > Space Required + Additional Weight

Disarming the Selective College Arms Race: 6 Strategies for Parents

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.26.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

So how can we, the parents, help our kids navigate this crazy arms race of elite college admissions without feeding the beast? While we may be powerless to change the system, what steps can we take to make the best of a difficult situation, for our kids, our families, and our communities?

A Church on the Move: An Invitation to Let Go of our Baggage

Aaron Todd | Posted 07.31.2016 | Religion
Aaron Todd

Over the course of a year, it is estimated that 19 million Americans will re-locate themselves to a new residence. For the second time in a year, my family has joined that club as we are in the midst of the ever-exhausting process of packing up our life that we have created and hauling it across town.

5 Bags That Fit the New Carry-on Suggestions (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.29.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Last week, the International Air Transport Association ruined every maximalist packer's day by recommending new, smaller carry-on sizes -- the idea being to maximize overhead space, so that every passenger has room to store a bag.

Here's The Real Way Checked Bags Get Loaded On A Plane

SmarterTravel | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Does checking a bag early mean it will be last off the plane? Does checking a bag at the last minute mean it will be first to the carousel?

The Five Essential Bags Every Serious Traveler Needs

Map Happy | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

There's no right or wrong bag, but certain types of bags definitely prove useful. And that's because there's all different sorts of travel functions they service. Making sure you've got several different types of bags on hand will pretty much ensure you'll be covered in any situation.

Where in the World Are My Bags?

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Lois Alter Mark

We paid for our bag as we were boarding the plane (if we could do this, why couldn't we have just paid at the Air France counter?) and noticed that half of the overhead bins were empty.

The Things Writers Carry

Reilly Wieland | Posted 05.12.2015 | Teen
Reilly Wieland

I am not one to travel lightly; I am a writer whose only cargo are my stories. I carry words with me, undoubtedly.

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.

Smart Suitcase Aims To Make Luggage Carry-On Woes A Thing Of The Past

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.22.2014 | Travel

There's nothing worse than being told that your carefully packed carry-on bag is too big and has to be checked just as you're boarding a plane. But a ...

Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy a Black Suitcase

Map Happy | Posted 12.06.2014 | Travel
Map Happy

Though there aren't any hardcore stats on the percentage of the population that opt for black suitcases, it's not hard to observe at any baggage claim to testify to how popular they are. But seriously, this is not a little black dress you're buying.

Whatever Happened to Those Folks Who Checked Bag Tags?

George Hobica | Posted 11.15.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

When I was a kid, back when everyone checked bags because there were no overhead bins at all (just racks for the coats and pillows, if you recall), there'd be someone at bag claim whose sole job it seemed was to compare your bag check tag with the claim check issued by the airline.

How To Break Your Way Into A Locked Suitcase... Just So You Know

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 05.14.2014 | Travel

If you're anything like the rest of us, you've used a suitcase like this before. And if you locked those zippers together, you likely thought your bel...

Confessions Of An Airport Baggage Handler

www.news.com.au | Posted 09.19.2013 | Travel

HAS an airline ever lost or damaged your suitcase? Want to know what really happens to your bags when you wave them goodbye at the airport? We i...

Airline Breaks Pro Golfer's Club On Flight

www.golfchannel.com | Posted 08.22.2013 | Travel

A winner of two majors this summer on the Champions Tour, Kenny Perry is in the midst of a career year and is currently the hottest player on the over...

Owning Our Emotional Baggage in Relationships

Robin Hoffman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

I do think that open communication is helpful and necessary in any and all relationships (especially romantic relationships), but I also don't agree that sharing every tiny detail of feelings is necessary either.

Why Modern Airports Have to Change

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The fact is that the everyday-ness of today's airports is exactly the opposite of what we flyers need. Don't wall us off, you builders, from where we are and what we are about to do. We may be frightened but we are not dumb.