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What to Consider Before Buying Soft or Hard Shell Luggage
Luggage & Packing

What to Consider Before Buying Soft or Hard Shell Luggage

Can’t decide between soft and hard shell luggage? There are a lot of options out there, and making the right choice can seem tricky. Price points for both soft and… Read More…

Travel Gear: When Two Items Are Better Than One
Luggage & Packing / Travel Gear

Travel Gear: When Two Items Are Better Than One

If you aren’t sure how much of something to pack for a trip, you’re not alone. There are always certain things you know you’ll need, but sometimes bringing two of… Read More…

4 Ways to Get Around the TSA 311 Rule
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing

4 Ways to Get Around the TSA 311 Rule

Traveling light has always been the key to travel. Still, it is not always easy to fit all belongings into a 22″ x 14″ x 9″ bag, especially when it… Read More…

Travel Tip: Carry-On Luggage Restrictions Are Shrinking
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Carry-On Luggage Restrictions Are Shrinking

Several of the major carriers have quietly changed carry-on luggage restrictions, which could impact you the next time you’re at the airport. This information isn’t exactly widespread and enforcement can… Read More…

The Best Carry-On & Overnight Bags Under $200
Luggage & Packing / Travel News

The Best Carry-On & Overnight Bags Under $200

As if standing in long lines at the airport and paying additional fees for carry-on bags wasn’t already frustrating, airlines have now quietly changed their carry-on regulations. Effective immediately, passengers… Read More…

Travel Tip: How To Fix a Broken Suitcase
Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How To Fix a Broken Suitcase

One of the most aggravating problems on the road is a broken suitcase. If you haven’t budgeted for new, last-minute luggage, there are some quick tips to get you through…. Read More…

How to Pickpocket Proof Yourself This Summer
Luggage & Packing / Travel Gear

How to Pickpocket Proof Yourself This Summer

We’re coming up on summer travel season. But with big crowds also comes ample opportunity for petty crime. Pickpockets and thieves now have ways to steal your information beyond simply… Read More…

New 2014 Luggage Designed Just for You
Luggage & Packing

New 2014 Luggage Designed Just for You

Every year, The Travel Goods Association hosts an annual show highlighting new innovations in luggage. For 2014, it’s better wheels, sturdier handles, and smarter pockets. Yes, the focus is on… Read More…

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 / 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…

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…