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The Faithful Shopper: Services I Swear By

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

Manhattan is brimming with all types of services, from high-end repair shops and cleaners to prime restorers and more, to keep all of your luxury and beloved belongings in top shape.

Splurge-Worthy Travel Gadgets That Make A Huge Difference

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel

Some travel items you can splurge on, some you can skimp on. (We learned this the hard way after having one too many cheap suitcases fall apart on us.) Here are our picks for the essential travel products that are worth spending a little bit more on.

Stop Fighting for Overhead Bin Space Already

Map Happy | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Beccaauuse no flight attendant is going to say your bag is not making it on the flight and goodbye! to every piece of clothing you own. You officially now have to wear the same outfit every day.

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.

The Most Useless Travel Products To Pack

Map Happy | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

There's the good, bad and ugly of travel gear. I bristle when I think about all the gear I've purchased thinking I'd "need" it and then went untouched for months.

6 Packing Tips for Hoarders

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel

The first step in reigning in an overpacking habit is to set up some ground rules and goals. Packing, like any organizational activity, requires a game plan. You be the coach: Ask yourself what perfect packing means to you.

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

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel

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.)

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.

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.

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!

21 Things to Pack for a Trip to a Developing Country

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

If you're destined for a place where it's easier to buy a goat than a bottle of Purell, or where the locals think that "Samsonite" is the name of an American airline, find space next to your swimsuit for these essentials.

What Your Suitcase Says About You

Cheapflights | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel

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.

Gift Ideas for a Man on the Go

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 01.26.2014 | Style
Emily Elyse Miller

I don't think he needs another bottle of whisky, so what's a girl to do? Well, here are a few gifts for the traveling adventurer type.

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

Cheapflights | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel

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.

Why You Should Be a Lawyer

Seth Engel | Posted 04.08.2013 | College
Seth Engel

Whether you are on the brink, taking the leap into adulthood, leaving home, choosing university, or thinking about a career path, I counsel you to think about choosing the law as that path.

The Overpacker's Guide to Carry-on Success (Video)

Quia Querisma | Posted 05.29.2013 | Travel
Quia Querisma

Believe it or not, despite my overpacking ways, I've become quite a packing ninja. I've packed up to eight days of summer clothes into a 21" suitcase that zipped effortlessly. Same goes for five days of winter clothes -- knits and layers considered!

Travel Wardrobe Essentials for Women

Patricia Rust | Posted 02.10.2013 | Style
Patricia Rust

I have compiled a list of "must-have" wardrobe staples that I think are wardrobe basics that cover the basics and take you anywhere and everywhere.

We Dare You: Bring Just One Suitcase This Holiday Season

Pam Peterson | Posted 02.10.2013 | Style
Pam Peterson

One carry-on suitcase. That's all I take, regardless of destination or length of trip. You can do it, really you can. Don't be tempted to take a larger suitcase... you'll have to stand in line to check it, and then you'll risk it being lost in transit.

5 Vacation Packing Tips From A Reformed Overpacker

Christina Anderson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Style
Christina Anderson

My family and I just took a two-week vacation to visit relatives in Norway. My husband and I have two small children, and traveling for us used to look like the Ringling Brothers were coming to town, complete with the three-ring circus. This year, I was determined to do things differently, and if I could, pack only carry-on luggage. I succeeded, and what I discovered surprised me.

An Environmentally Conscious Traveler's Toolbox

Sierra | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel

Jetting around the globe is a wonderful way to gain a better appreciation of our planet, but it bloats your carbon footprint, which isn't good for the Earth.

'Blowing Hot and Cold'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.29.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Still, I have told my wife that I don't have to change my seasonal wardrobe because you never know what the temperature is going to be in the office.

WATCH: Man Seen Rolling Suitcase With Body In It

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Police are searching for a man recorded in a surveillance video on a dark New York City street wheeling a suitcase that later was found s...

When Traveling, B Is for "Bedbug," not "Baggage"

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

While there is no instant fix for bedbugs, there are ways to control and avoid them when traveling.