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2014 Luggage Innovations: Design Improvements Address Common Complaints
Luggage & Packing

2014 Luggage Innovations: Design Improvements Address Common Complaints

This month, the International Travel Goods Show  introduced several new products that just might make your trip to the airport a little bit easier. In 2014, many luggage manufacturers are… Read More…

Travel Tip: Carry-On Rules are Changing
Airlines & Airports / Featured Posts / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Carry-On Rules are Changing

By now, we’re all used to checked-bag fees—even if we don’t like them. But the unavoidable consequence is that people now carry everything short of their dead grandmothers onto the… Read More…

5 New Travel Gadgets That Are Becoming Essential
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5 New Travel Gadgets That Are Becoming Essential

It used to be that a smartphone, camera, and laptop and/or tablet were the only travel gadgets you needed. But now it seems like your gadgets need gadgets. Sure, there… Read More…

Go Hands-Free! Big Improvements in Bluetooth Headsets
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Go Hands-Free! Big Improvements in Bluetooth Headsets

There’s a good chance that you have purchased a Bluetooth headset in the last five years. There’s also a good chance that you have returned it. Up to 40 percent… Read More…

Travel Tip: Everything You Need to Know About Wine Shipping Rules
Luggage & Packing / Shopping / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Everything You Need to Know About Wine Shipping Rules

Believe it or not, sending home a bottle of wine from your travels could actually be a felony. No, that’s not a joke! Wine shipping laws are complicated and vary… Read More…

5 Gadgets from CES 2014 that Will Change How We Travel
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5 Gadgets from CES 2014 that Will Change How We Travel

The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is in full swing. In addition to the big screen televisions, video game systems and high-tech tools, there are a few innovative gadgets that… Read More…

$100 or Less Gift Guide: 10 Surprising Stocking Stuffers Travelers Will Love
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$100 or Less Gift Guide: 10 Surprising Stocking Stuffers Travelers Will Love

By now, you’ve planned ahead and checked off the big items on your shopping list. For the traveler in your life, you might have opted for luggage (here are the… Read More…

Holiday Gift Guide: New Technology on the Road and at Home
Travel Gadgets

Holiday Gift Guide: New Technology on the Road and at Home

Think you’re getting the latest travel technology? Cross-check your Christmas list with the expert.  This year, our own product tester Phil Baker has put together a holiday gift guide that… Read More…

The Best Luggage for 2014
Luggage & Packing

The Best Luggage for 2014

It’s time for our annual luggage review: the best luggage 2014. This year, we have 11 luggage innovations. We’ve got some of the best carry-on bags, the latest large suitcase… Read More…

5 Travel Gadgets You Can Buy for Less on Black Friday & Cyber Monday
Travel Gadgets

5 Travel Gadgets You Can Buy for Less on Black Friday & Cyber Monday

The shoppers were lining up as of Thanksgiving evening. Before you brave the crowds, plan ahead and check out some of our top picks for travel gadget gifts, whether you’re… Read More…

Travel Gadgets to Upgrade Computers, Tablets and Smartphones
Travel Gadgets

Travel Gadgets to Upgrade Computers, Tablets and Smartphones

American inventiveness is alive and well, and often creates new travel gadgets designed to make life easier. Contributing writer Phil Baker takes a look at recently introduced gadgets that can… Read More…