Buyer’s Guides

Best Travel Tripods Under $100 (and Flying with a Tripod)

7 Best Travel Tripods for Any Budget to Get in 2019

MeFOTO Aluminum Roadtrip Travel Tripod Only 15.4 inches collapsed, but extends to more than 61 inches. Can accommodate most DSLRs. Available in multiple colors. LEARN MORE In a hurry? If you’re looking for the best travel tripod all-around, I highly recommend checking the MeFOTO Classic Roadtrip Tripod/Monopod Kit. Its construction is sturdy enough to hold …

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Samsonite Winfield 2 Review: Specs, Dimensions, Quality, and More

Samsonite Winfield 2 Review: A Hard-Shell Suitcase Series Worth Considering?

REVIEWED PRODUCT Samsonite Winfield 2 A 100% polycarbonate hard-shell suitcase series. Available in three sizes and nine colors. LEARN MORE In a hurry? The Samsonite Winfield 2 series is well built, but fairly scratch-prone. The smallest and largest suitcases are slightly above most airlines’ luggage restrictions. That said, the medium-size (24-inch) spinner is a piece of …

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6 Best Airplane Seat Cushions to Get in 2019

If you travel a lot – especially in economy class – you are certainly familiar with the discomfort associated for sitting for extended periods of time. While it’s something that is easily manageable on a short flight, it can get worse on a long-haul red-eye flight. In the past, I wrote about inflatable footrests which …

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6 Best Compression Packing Cubes to Get in 2019

6 Best Compression Packing Cubes to Get in 2019

Do you always find yourself in a situation where your belongings don’t fit into your suitcase? If so, one of the best space-saving aids you can get are compression packing cubes like those made by Gonex. Besides helping you save space, these packing cubes will also help you keep your clothes organized, dry, and clean. They …

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Travel Kettle Reviews & Buyer's Guide

6 Best Travel Kettles to Get in 2019

Whether you’re spending time in a hotel or somewhere else, a small-sized kettle can be very useful. It will allow you to prepare your favorite hot drink without having to worry about whether your accommodation or work site has one. In this article, I take a look at what some of the best travel kettles …

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5 Best Airplane Smartphone and Tablet Holders to Get in 2019

5 Best Airplane Smartphone and Tablet Holders to Get in 2019

With more and more medium- and long-haul low-cost routes – and even some full-fare airlines like American Airlines eliminating seat back screens – it is more important than ever to be prepared for a long flight without airline-provided entertainment. While the first step in doing so is making sure your smartphone or tablet is loaded …

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6 Best Underseat Carry-On Bags Without Wheels for All Types of Travelers

6 Best Underseat Carry-On Bags Without Wheels for All Types of Travelers

When most people think of carry-on bags, what immediately comes to their mind is a suitcase with either two or four wheels and a long telescoping handle. An underseat bag – such as the Samsonite Silhouette Xv – is essentially a shrunk version of that, one that can fit under your airplane seat rather than in …

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5 Best Luggage Sets for (Not Only) International Travel

11 Best Luggage Sets for (Not Only) International Travel to Get in 2019

Whether you are taking your family on a vacation for the first time and need something to store your belongings in, or just need to replace your old suitcases, chances are that getting one of the many luggage sets available on the market will be your best option. Not only will doing so be more …

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Flying with Archery Equipment: 4 Best Bow Cases for Air Travel & Other Things You Need to Know

Flying with Archery Equipment: 4 Best Bow Cases for Air Travel & Other Things You Need to Know

While it’s fairly easy to get your archery equipment to your destination if you are traveling by car, things get more difficult – considering that a bow and an arrow are essentially a weapon – when doing so by public transportation, especially by plane. As such, I decided to take a look at the issue …

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