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Getting Onboard with “The Passport Protector”

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You’ve made it through rush hour traffic and arrived at the airport in plenty of time to avoid missing your flight to Europe. You’ve made through the security checkpoint and get to the gate in plenty of time to avoid missing your flight to Europe. You’ve made it all the way to the jetway entrance […]

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TravelSmith’s Gear To Go

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Over the years, I’ve bought a bit of especially-designed-for-travelers clothing, which I’ve worn “on the road” and at home, from online and catalog seller, TravelSmith. In March of 1999, I went to Europe wearing a warm and water-resistant “coat of many pockets” that folded into itself, resulting in a small package that easily fit into […]

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Flylite’s Goal: One carry-on bag fits all overhead bins

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You’d think that all of the world’s airlines would have adopted a common standard for the size of carry-on bags that passengers can bring aboard. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says that “The maximum size carry-on bag for most airlines is 45 linear inches (the total of the height, width, and depth of the bag). […]

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A Close Shave on the Road

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Life on the road is much easier for men than women. Instead of putting on their face every morning, they just have to take the hair off it. But which of these choices offers the best way to get a close shave when you’re traveling? Forget that giant 11 oz. can of shaving cream. It […]

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The REI Camp Bed: Sleeping on Thick Air

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At the end of July I had an opportunity to “camp” in a cabin at Manzanita Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park. The cabins have platform beds, which the park concessionaire’s Website described as being “… a firm, three-inch mattress on a bed frame or platform. They come as double, single or bunk beds. The […]

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Doc-in-a-Bag: A Comprehensive Travel Safety Kit That Thinks for You

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By Divya Patwari We caught up with Jeanine Barone, a well-known independent journalist who has written for many reputable travel publications, from National Geographic Traveler to Conde Nast Traveler. Whether it’s providing the best packing tips,…

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Putting Your Best Foot Forward on the Trail This Summer

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As the school summer recess approaches, students from K-12 and their families, those taking a break from their college studies, along with the everyone else with a hankering to spend time in the great outdoors, will be heading off on adventures in U.S. National Parks, such as Lassen Volcanic National Park, where day-hiking and backpacking […]

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The Perfect Travel Jacket: The REI Revelcloud

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Headed to Hawaii? Don’t bother packing a coat unless you plan to ascend Haleakala on Maui or the high peaks on The Big Island. A windbreaker might be enough for summer travel. A down parka works for winter weather. But finding the right jacket to pack when daytime temperatures might either be warm-to-hot or cool-to-cold […]

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