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Packing Hacks: The Best Carry-On Bags for Your Trip

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.08.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Confession: I used to travel with a baby-blue JanSport backpack that I'd had since sixth grade. It had highlighter doodles, it was thoroughly unfashionable, and once, an elderly man at the airport told me to stay in school and study hard (I was 24.)

Add This Brilliant Inflatable Suitcase To Your Wish List Stat

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel

We've all been there -- packing for a trip that requires just enough clothing to make taking a carry-on bag problematic, but not enough items to justi...

The Bag That Lets You Take Your Whole Closet With You

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel

Carry-on bag designers are on a serious roll. First, there was the genius bag that hooked directly onto your suitcase. And now we've come across a car...

Faithful Shopper: Lovely Luggage

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 01.12.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With the busiest travel week of the year - Thanksgiving -- coming momentarily, now is the time to invest in a nice piece or set of luggage that will i...

Fodor's Approved: 10 Best Carry-On Bags for 2014

Fodor's | Posted 01.12.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

When you're traveling, it's certainly possible to cram the essentials into any old carry-on bag, but when you're on the go as often as we are here at ...

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.

Faithful Shopper: Coming Attractions

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.12.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Now that it's almost officially fall, all of us retail watchers are anxiously awaiting the new stores that are hurrying to open before the holidays! T...

Your Next Weekend Trip Just Got More Fabulous

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.30.2014 | Style

'Tis the season for weekend getaways! Escaping for just 48 to 72 hours is sometimes all you need to recharge and refresh. However, packing for such a ...

14 Do's and Don'ts For Honeymoon Packing

Adam Warner | Posted 08.24.2014 | Weddings
Adam Warner

Now it's time to get packed for that once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Follow these easy organizational tips and travel recommendations to ensure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

The Faithful Shopper: Darling Dads

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.12.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Father's Day is Sunday and you're running out of time to make it special! Trust me, the fathers in your life do NOT need another tie, bottle of afters...

The Biggest Name in Luxury You've Probably Never Heard of...

Duane Wells | Posted 08.05.2014 | Style
Duane Wells

I was first introduced to work of Marc Marmel by Gay L. Harwin, who is, in addition to being one of the most influential attorneys in Los Angeles, one of the chicest women I know.

Locks, Storage and Hygiene

Sonia Gil | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Yes, we all love to keep our luggage safe and secure. That's why luggage locks are an essential accessory when we embark on any type of travel. But not all locks are made the same.

10 Multiuse Travel Products You Need to Pack

SmarterTravel | Posted 06.22.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Save space in your suitcase with these travel products that serve two or more purposes at once. Think a flashlight that doubles as a battery pack, a suitcase that serves as a chair, and a travel pillow that supports more than your neck.

Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Sonia Gil | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

The last thing you want to be doing on your relaxing vacation is to be on the hunt for bugs! So I am here to tell you how to, not only how to prevent them from disturbing your trip, but most importantly, how to prevent them from coming home with you!

To Ship or Not to Ship Your Luggage

Sonia Gil | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Wouldn't it be great if you could travel bag-free? There would be no bag-check lines, no waiting for luggage, no lost luggage and best of all, no restrictions. Well, it is entirely possible. And traveling with your beloved bicycle? That is possible, too. How? Ship it.

The Antidote to "I'm Sorry, But We Seem to Have Lost Your Luggage."

Heather Arias de Cordoba | Posted 04.22.2014 | Hawaii
Heather Arias de Cordoba

So if you're tired of all the crazy-cold weather, and on your way to Hawaii -- the land of sunshine, mai tais and warm tropical breezes, have peace-of-mind knowing your bags and toys will be waiting for you at your destination. It's convenient, guaranteed and worry-free.

Travel Tips: Compressing Your Packing With a Vacuum Cleaner

Sonia Gil | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Ever wanted to fit your winter packing into one carry-on? Here's how: take your vacuum cleaner and put everything into a compression bag!

What to Do When Your Bags Cost More Than Your Ticket

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

A luggage fee that exceeds your airfare? Welcome to the wacky world of a la carte fees -- a world filled with consumer "benefits" that airline apologists believe you'll love.

What Your Suitcase Says About You

Cheapflights | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

There are few other pre-vacation rituals as equally loved and hated as packing: 'Tis both a chore and a sign of good times ahead.

Modern Airport Luxury

Andy Steves | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

On any travel day, you're on edge. Whether it's due to the anxiety of flying and goodbyes or dreading the processes and long lines, something that was...

12 Things Travelers Forget (and How to Make Do Without Them)

Cheapflights | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Cheapflights

Even the most meticulous packer will occasionally leave something at home. From the inane to the important -- swimsuits to suits, and pajamas to, yes, even passports -- the items we forget don't have to define our vacation.

Bag Tags Of The Future

Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel

If waiting in lengthy lines to check your luggage peeves you and starts your travels off on the wrong foot, British Airways has found a solution for y...