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8 Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Globetrotters

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 12.01.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

From slipper-like walking shoes to happy luggage, healthy trail snacks and smart- clothing - these 8 great travel accessories and tools will thrill e...

6 Important Items You Should Keep Handy When Traveling

Shannon Ullman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Travel
Shannon Ullman

How to pack the suitcase is one of the top questions that travelers ask. Everyone worries that they will bring too much or too little and a feeling of stress tends to surround those moments of preparation.

4 Travel Items That Will Make Your Trip SO Much Better

Shannon Ullman | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
Shannon Ullman

Backpack, money belt, power converter: these tried and tested items are known "must-brings" for nearly every trip. While you may feel satisfied having...

45 Gear & Gift Ideas for Father's Day 'Round the Campfire

Joshua Berman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Joshua Berman

Or: The Burly Dad's Ultimate Camping Gear Guide There he stands--a handcrafted hunter's axe upon one shoulder, bits of bison meat in his beard, and a...

What To Pack If You're Traveling To A Zika Virus Zone

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.10.2017 | Travel

The mosquito-borne Zika Virus continues to spread across Central and South America, as well as Mexico. The biggest risk is to pregnant women, because ...

These Are Probably Some of the Coolest Bag Brands You've Never Heard of

Map Happy | Posted 11.12.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

I spend a lot of time around bags, thinking about bags and searching bags. I even once asked someone across a plane aisle what bag they had. That was kinda awkward.

The Cheapo Alternatives To Buying Travel Gear When You're Dead Broke

Map Happy | Posted 11.11.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Before I cared about $200 suitcases, I was mostly interested on traveling on what I could.. which was, well, nothing. Even the backpack I used was a c...

Traveling With Your Tunes

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 10.11.2015 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The best way we have found to avoid soulless airline playlists and irritating (but meant to be soothing) elevator music AND to block out the sounds th...

Travel Tech Update: Wearables, Live Streaming & Apps

Chris Lopinto | Posted 08.18.2016 | Travel
Chris Lopinto

In a Q&A, Dave discusses the hot trends in travel technology, including wearables, real-time video streaming, can't-live-without apps, as well as gadgets that make life on the road a little more like home.

Simplify Travel With the Small Things

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

When Mother Theresa said, "Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies," she was certainly not talking about our carry-on bags

4 Wearable Travel Gadgets That'll Seriously Change Your Trip

Travel + Leisure | Posted 05.21.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Apple's first smartwatch lets you pay for coffee, get directions, hail a taxi, and more. Best practice: Use it to put boarding passes on your wrist via Passbook or as your room key at Starwood hotels.

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 Game-Changing Travel Gadgets Under $10

Thrillist | Posted 06.07.2015 | Travel

Beyond using them to transport TSA-approved liquids or bury your phone at the beach, Ziploc bags can mean the difference between a fun surprise rainstorm and the heartbreaking realization that your phone and passport are hopelessly waterlogged.

Holiday Gift Guide: Techie Edition

Sonia Gil | Posted 12.01.2015 | Technology
Sonia Gil

Hurray!! The holiday season is right around the corner! And that means... shopping! That's why I have come up with a foolproof holiday gift guide that will make any traveler very happy.

The Best Gifts and Gadgets for Travelers on the Road

Map Happy | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

I can't imagine life without my travel towel or vacuum-sealer bag for dirty clothes. It sometimes requires crazy-looking gadgets at the risk of having other people look at you like you're crazy.

Domke Metro Messenger Camera Bag Review

David Ryder | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
David Ryder

Photojournalist Jim Domke designed the first Domke camera bag in 1975 while he was on staff at The Philadelphia Inquirer. The bags haven't changed muc...

Get Your Ski Gear Ready for the Upcoming Season

Liftopia | Posted 12.17.2014 | Travel

Maybe you were still skiing in April and May, or maybe your season had ended, but we offered you some advice, gently suggesting that you wax and tune your skis or snowboard and wash your winter clothing before heading to the beach. Did you do it? I didn't either.

The Most Useful Travel Tool Ever

Courtney and H.J. Derr | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Courtney and H.J. Derr

In our last eight and a half months on the road, we've had the opportunity to put all the items in our bag to the test -- some proved useful and worthy investments, others not so much.

Buying Skis: Sidecut and Turn Radius Explained

Liftopia | Posted 09.14.2014 | Travel

Understanding sidecut, turn radius, and other measurements found on ski specs will help you choose the right pair for your style of skiing.

35 Fun Gifts for Dads Who Travel

Joshua Berman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Joshua Berman

Sometimes I'm bumbling through airport security with three daughters, diapers and pacifiers flying in all directions; sometimes I'm flying luxuriously solo, rocking my wireless office. Both of these types of Dad-travel require different levels of preparedness and equipment.

11 Travel Products That You Won't Want to Leave Home Without

Matt Gibson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel
Matt Gibson

In late January I attended OR with the goal of finding the most innovative travel products on the market that are helping people travel better and more comfortably with less baggage.

Travel Gear: 9 Items for the Slopes in 2014

Joshua Berman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Travel
Joshua Berman

"The weather can get a little rough at times," understates Craig Simson, Ski Patrol Director at Keystone Resort, Colorado, who begins each workday with a 7am briefing at the summit of Dercum Mountain.

3 Must-Have Gadgets to Give Your Vacation a Boost

MiniTime | Posted 09.19.2013 | Travel

(photo: Looxcie) These days, traveling with kids means taking along a gaggle of favorite gadgets. Got room for a few more? These three must-have trav...

The Essential "Optional" Trekking Accessory

Daniel Kronovet | Posted 07.21.2013 | Travel
Daniel Kronovet

Packing guides will often list trekking poles as "optional," but they are lying to you. They are as important as a backpack, if not more -- after all, backpacks can't really double as lightsabers to aid in the settling of disputes.

Can You Solve These Mysteries Of Travel?

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Heading somewhere far off means running smack into a spectrum of new sights, new sounds, new tastes. But along with these comes the inevitable oven-fresh batch of eye-rolling, mind-blowing, completely incomprehensible Mysteries of Travel.