I’m a roller bag guy, obviously, but there’s a time and place for a full-sized carry-on bag you can throw over your shoulder, and the Allpa 35L is the best I’ve lugged around.
Every now and then, like when you’re taking a flight, you need to keep looking up the same information on your phone. If that information is static, and not especially private, you could take a screengrab and make it your lock screen. Then it’s like a low-tech widget that won’t change on you at an inconvenient moment.
Easier, faster, cheaper, rechargeable, washable.
I’m a bit of a nervous flyer, so I always get to the airport early to sip on some courage at the bar. It helps me keep calm and, well, it’s hard to pass up a good Bloody Mary. Over the years, I’ve learned a few tips to ensure the airport bar is always a good experience.
It’s a modern paradox that we only get the freedom of flying through the air when we are squeezed shoulder-to-shoulder with other humans for the duration. But you probably have a little wiggle room in that seat, and doing some exercises can help relieve that cramped feeling.
International travel is a beautiful way to experience a new culture. But while I’m almost entirely all for immersing yourself in what’s local and pushing beyond your boundaries, I make an exception for coffee. Blame jet lag or the disorientation of un-caffeinated mornings in a foreign country, but when I’m abroad and…
Before Iceland took over the Instagram crowd, Berlin was Europe’s coolest travel destination. The unsplit German capital is a walking history lesson, with eclectic architecture representing the ideals of each era. Let’s get your advice on visiting.
At least half the hotel rooms I end up staying in these days require that you stick your room key in a slot beside the door in order to do things like turn on the lights or use the power outlets. It’s a detail that I forget at least once a trip and end up spending a few minutes fumbling around trying to determine why…
Away is going upmarket with aluminum versions of all of its excellent suitcases. You’re going to want them, but you probably won’t buy them.
<extremely-Elder-Price-in-Book-of-Mormon voice> Orlando! Sea World and Disney and Putt-Putt golfing! We asked for your tips for visiting and living in Orlando. (Except for Disney World—we’ll do that soon.) We received 136 comments; here are some of the best.
Taking inspiration from those camping hammocks you’ve seen in every tree of every public park the last few summers, Timbuk2’s latest bags shed all unnecessary weight by adopting parachute material.
I keep telling people that traveling to Japan is way more affordable than they think, especially if you book the right accommodations. We’re talking as little as $20 to $50 a night if you know where to look! These obviously aren’t five-star resorts, but they’re worth it for the money you’ll save.
Every week on Hack Your City, when I ask Lifehacker readers for travel tips, I try to throw in some local color. So I check Wikivoyage, the travel wiki that’s even more like a real-life Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy than Wikipedia is.
Traveling really takes it out of you—except when it comes to poop. That can stay with you for days, making your vacay a lot less enjoyable. Here’s what causes that constipation frustration, and what you can do to keep that from happening.
The further south you go in Florida, the more it feels like the North. TV Tropes names Orlando as the northern edge of this more tropical, citified part of the state. (TV Tropes also names Orlando as the setting of Ernest Saves Christmas and Sharknado 3.)
You’ve just landed at your travel destination, but the Airbnb won’t be available for a few hours. What to do? You could start exploring the city, but nothing ruins that exhilarating experience more than having to drag around heavy luggage.
Look, I’d rather you not say “bless you.” But it seems most of you aren’t ready to take that leap, so here’s Expedia’s guide to politely responding to a sneeze in just about every country in the world. Mexico’s is especially fun.
Bonjour! This week we asked for your Paris tips. Here are some highlights from the 148 responses. If you learn just thing, let it be that Parisians like to say hello.
Traveler, let me give you my most useful tip for visiting Japan: the “konbini” is life. It’s a one-stop shop for literally anything a wide-eyed tourist such as yourself may need while you explore the brightly lit corridors of Tokyo, or get swallowed by the serene silence of temples and shrines in Kyoto.
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