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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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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

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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

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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)

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

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

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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

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Ready to start your holiday shopping? Whether you’re looking to spend $5 or $300, here are some gifts that will delight your travel-obsessed friends and loved ones… or your travel-obsessed self. (We won’t tell.) ... Read More

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underwear with pockets - clever companion - an alternative to fanny pack

Oh, money belts. They’re tops in functionality but utterly lacking in both the fashion and comfort departments. Here, we present fanny pack alternatives that are much more attractive — but still do a great job in keeping your possessions safe on the road. ... Read More

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The best things about birdwatching? You can do it at almost any time of the year, it can be a relaxing break from a packed travel itinerary, and it’s often a fairly low-cost activity. With migratory birds on the move or already at the their winter habitats, now is... Read More

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Under-eye circles, desert-like skin, and chapped lips are the telltale signs of the dreaded condition known as “flight face.” Luckily, with the right products (some splurgy, but worth every penny), and the correct application, you can actually step off the plane feeling human — and even refreshed. Here, your... Read More

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Lonely Planet the World

I’m kind of in love with the new Lonely Planet guide to… well… the planet. It’s four inches thick, 956 pages long, and heavy enough to put your carryon solidly over the weight limit on many a European budget airline. It highlights more than 200 countries — including some... Read More

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We’re always impressed by the brilliant ideas that we find on crowd-funding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo — particularly the ones that solve the biggest problems and frustrations in travel. Here are four smart inventions that we think do it right. ... Read More