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Art-o-mat machine/Facebook.com/OriginalartoMat

New vending machines are swapping Pepsi and pretzels for things you might actually need along your travels. Here are a few that caught our eye. 1. Cosmetics. Forgot to pack your mascara? Skip an emergency drugstore run by hitting up a Benefit Glam Up & Away! kiosk. Found at more than 20 airports across the country — including New... Read More

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Flowers/Christina Garofalo

Smell is one of the most powerful triggers for memory. While nothing beats visiting a place in person, a whiff of lemon, burnt sugar, or pine can instantly transport you back to a favorite destination. Here’s a look at five perfumes that will take you on a sensory journey. Cuba... Read More

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While most of us have a tried-and-true handbag for everyday use, it’s tough to find the perfect travel bag. A tote for the road has a different set of requirements: It needs to be functional, yet fashionable and lightweight with plenty of pockets. Here, five carryalls that deliver style and practicality but don’t... Read More

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Comfortable walking shoes are like pillows for your feet. (Illustration by Erik Mace for Yahoo Travel) By Elycia Rubin for Yahoo! Travel Heading out of town almost always entails one thing… lots of walking. Hoofing it on ancient cobble stone streets, city pavement, or even tropical sands calls for proper footwear.... Read More

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Chronicle Books

When it comes to buying gifts for the traveler in your life, it’s always good to focus on what’s practical. There’s always plenty of new gear and gadgets to save time, pack more efficiently, and generally travel better. This year, though, we wanted to think outside the box in finding some... Read More

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usb powered travel accessories - fan, heated jacket, cleanser brush
Kikkerland fan/Venture Heat jacket/Michael Todd petite cleanser

When you’re traveling, power outlets can sometimes be difficult to come by, whether you’re trying to charge up from an airport, your hotel room, or a café. But if you travel with a laptop or a power bank, you’re in luck — there are tons of travel accessories these days... Read More

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So many suitcases to choose from, but how do you know what to look for? (Photo: iStock) By Melinda Crow for Yahoo! Travel I recently found myself in the unenviable position of having two luggage breakdowns at the same time. First, the wheel broke on my rolling carry-on, and then my... Read More

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G-RO: Revolutionary Carry-On Luggage from Netta shalgi. Hardly a month passes in the travel industry that we don’t catch wind of a new piece of luggage, but Travel-Light’s latest is something that’s got our attention. One quick look at G-RO and you’ll see that the rollaboard has an entirely different... Read More

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orion travel technologies luggage with ads

Would you be willing to shill for a brand in order to have your baggage fees covered? (Photo: screen capture from Orion Travel Technologies) By Billie Cohen for Yahoo! Travel Pay no baggage fees for a year? Sounds like a dream — or a gimmick. And of course, it’s a bit... Read More

fitbit and mophie, must-have travel accesories 2
Fitbit; Mophie

Thanks to heavy baggage fees, travelers have become obsessed with packing as little as possible and cramming all their belongings into their carry-ons whenever possible. But as we streamline, some items we pack over and over again because they’re crucial to making our trips as seamless as possible. We... Read More

bag2go RFID luggage online check bag
Bag2Go

Your suitcase is going high-tech. From tracking apps to suitcases that weigh themselves, here’s what’s new in the world of suitcases (and a few things we can’t wait to become reality). ... Read More

lush solid shampoo and soap (no more worrying about TSA toiletry rules)
Facebook.com/LUSHCosmetics

For those of us who travel often, keeping our toiletry and beauty essentials within TSA limits just got easier. Thanks to the brave new world of beauty, some of our traditional mainstays now come in solid form. (This means a lighter bag, too, if you’re backpacking anywhere this summer.) These are... Read More

hipzbay - cool fanny pack
Hipzbag

Fanny packs were once a major fashion faux pas. No self-respecting traveler would wear a poofy, black nylon pouch hanging under their belly button, despite how truly convenient and effective as safekeepers those eyesores are. Happily, fanny packs are starting to lose their cringe-worthy reputation and moniker. Today’s hip bags, belt bags, and pocket... Read More

How to Dress for a Long Flight: 4 Myths Busted
Christine Wei

There are packing tips that all travelers know to follow for long-haul flights — bring layers, grab some earplugs, and maybe slip on an eye mask. But there’s plenty of talk out there, like the suggestion of wearing our heaviest items to save luggage space, that actually would make... Read More

first aid kit - travel medicine essentials - what to pack - pixabay
Pixabay

Getting sick while traveling is no fun. Not only can it slow you down and keep you from enjoying your destination, it can also be a costly expense. Visiting a doctor in a foreign country, after all, probably isn’t part of your health plan — and buying medicine cabinet essentials in... Read More