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How You Can Donate Used Luggage For A Good Cause
Luggage & Packing / Voluntourism

How You Can Donate Used Luggage For A Good Cause

When you travel on a regular basis, it’s not unusual for luggage to wear down. When a suitcase is no longer useful, that’s when you’ll probably start looking for a… Read More…

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Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Look for When Picking Out New Luggage

It remains one of the big travel quandaries: How do you find the perfect bag to carry everything you need—safely and securely—from point A to point B and beyond? It… Read More…

14 Travel Gifts Under $100 for Parents
Christmas / Hanukkah / Travel Gear / Window Seat or Aisle Seat

14 Travel Gifts Under $100 for Parents

The holidays are just around the corner, and if you’re not sure what to get a traveling parent, you may be in luck. Family travel writer Kerri Zane examined 14… Read More…

Travel Tip: One Travel App Offers A New Way to Pack for a Trip
Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: One Travel App Offers A New Way to Pack for a Trip

If necessity is the mother of invention, there’s a new service for frequent travelers that might just save the day. If you’re like me, you hate to pack and repack… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airlines Help Track Your Checked Luggage
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airlines Help Track Your Checked Luggage

If you’re like me, you’ve come to believe there are two kinds of airline bags—carry on and lost. Airlines now claim to have a better delivery percentage, to get your… Read More…

Travel Tip: Just How Dangerous are Selfie Sticks?
Travel Gadgets / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Just How Dangerous are Selfie Sticks?

Here’s a statistic that might surprise—or perhaps even alarm you. More people have died this year from selfie sticks than shark attacks. Only eight people died this year—and that’s a… Read More…

Best Carry-On Luggage 2015
Luggage & Packing

Best Carry-On Luggage 2015

Luggage can make or break a trip. You can learn this the hard way with broken zippers and cracked handles—or worse: non-existent warranties—or you can splurge a bit for a… Read More…

Travel Tip: A New Way to Get Out of Checked Bag Fees
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: A New Way to Get Out of Checked Bag Fees

Almost everywhere you look it seems that someone in the travel industry is trying to charge you an ancillary fee for everything short of breathing. But now there’s a new… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Truth About Airline Baggage Sizers
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Truth About Airline Baggage Sizers

When it comes to carry-on bags, one size definitely does NOT fit all. Airlines seem to go to great lengths to confuse and frustrate us with baggage sizers placed right… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airlines Add More Space for Carry-On Luggage
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airlines Add More Space for Carry-On Luggage

For those of you (like me) who believe there are only two kinds of airline baggage—carry-on and lost—there is always the challenge of trying to get your bags into those… Read More…

New Travel Gear You Can Use On Your Next Trip
Travel Gear

New Travel Gear You Can Use On Your Next Trip

Well-designed and durable gear can often make a big difference while you’re traveling. We recently discovered and tested new travel gear: cell phone cases, adapters, headphones, TSA-compliant 311 bags, and… Read More…

Travel Tip: Packing Tips That Can Help Save Space in Your Suitcase
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Packing Tips That Can Help Save Space in Your Suitcase

I have an admission to make: I’m a terrible packer. But I’m learning from my mistakes every time I travel. Here are a couple of easy lessons I’ve not only… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Prevent Lost Luggage
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Prevent Lost Luggage

A new report says that more than 24 million bags were delayed, damaged, lost, or stolen last year by airlines. About five percent of those bags were never seen again. So,… Read More…

Chloe Hoodie by Scottevest
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Gear / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Travel Gear to Keep Your Money Safe

Pickpocketing is one of the oldest crimes around, and while you can’t protect yourself 100 percent of the time, there are ways to keep your valuables a little safer. A… Read More…