Gear Guide
Headphone splitters

Headphone splitters

If you’re traveling with a buddy, a headphone splitter is a great way to get twice as much out of your entertainment gizmos. In case you’re not familiar with how they work, a splitter is basically a short, wishbone-shaped cable that lets you plug two pairs of headphones into a device that has a single... read more
Finally, There's Something Cool To Do With All Those Travel Photos

Finally, There’s Something Cool To Do With All Those Travel Photos

Ever since digital cameras became the norm, I’ve noticed that I rarely print photos anymore. I literally take thousands of pictures whenever I travel but just a handful of them end up shared with friends and family via facebook and almost none find their way into a physical photo album. Mostly, my photos remain somewhere... read more
Noise-canceling headphones

Noise-canceling headphones

If there’s one thing that can be said with certainty about travel, it’s that it is a noisy experience. Think about it – when you’re on a plane there’s the constant hum of the engine, the loud chatter of other passengers, and the piercing cries of a baby (if you’re really unlucky). You get to... read more
Squeezable travel-sized bottles for your liquids

Squeezable travel-sized bottles for your liquids

Most of you are probably pretty familiar with the liquid carry-on restrictions by now and know all about buying miniature versions of your cosmetics and toiletries or decanting your liquids into little travel-sized bottles. Filling up little containers yourself is obviously the cheaper way to go (and sometimes the only way, if your favorite shampoo... read more
Nail stickers for manicures on the go

Nail stickers for manicures on the go

Traveling with nail polish is always a risk, especially if there’s air travel involved. Since changes in air pressure cause liquids to go berserk, you could easily arrive at your destination and open your suitcase to find your bright red nail polish has leaked. Everywhere. And let’s face it, that stuff is not coming out... read more
Holiday gift guide for the traveler who has everything

Holiday gift guide for the traveler who has everything

Buying holiday gifts for people who like to travel poses a number of challenges. Firstly, you don’t want to buy them anything heavy or bulky if they’ll be taking it on the road with them. Next, you’ve got to ensure it’s something they don’t already have (and a frequent traveler probably has all the basics... read more
Brushing your teeth without water

Brushing your teeth without water

{Single-use toothbrushes that let you brush without water} Anyone who has traveled to a developing country will understand the rigmarole that is teeth-brushing. Because tap water is often unsafe to drink, it’s generally unwise to use that water for cleaning your teeth since although you’ll be spitting, at least a part of what gets into... read more
7 travel-related uses for safety pins

7 travel-related uses for safety pins

The humble safety pin might not be found on most people’s packing lists but since it weighs virtually nothing and takes up hardly any space, it should be on yours. Here are seven reasons why: 1. Hold together your clothing. Use a safety pin to temporarily hold your shirt/blouse/pants closed in case a button pops... read more
7 Alternative Products To Help You Get Around Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

7 Alternative Products To Help You Get Around Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

When I read this study which found that a lot of fliers were unhappy with the airlines’ liquid restrictions – some so frustrated they actually smuggled liquids on board – I wasn’t entirely surprised. That little plastic baggie you’re allowed is pretty small, after all. But there’s no need to go breaking the rules. You... read more
Would you travel with collapsible sneakers?

Would you travel with collapsible sneakers?

Shoes are generally one of the bulkiest things you have to pack when traveling so it makes sense to carry as few pairs as possible. That means if I’m heading to a warm destination, I’ll generally just take some sturdy sandals that get me by in most situations… that is, unless the weather unexpectedly takes... read more
The golf ball sized device that heals achy feet

The golf ball sized device that heals achy feet

My favorite way to explore a city is definitely by foot. I find walking around town is the best way to get the lay of the land when I first arrive in a new place, and it’s the best way to discover all the small streets, shops and sights that you would otherwise miss if... read more
A 360-Degree Panoramic Camera That's Designed To Be Tossed Around

A 360-Degree Panoramic Camera That’s Designed To Be Tossed Around

One of the things I’m always kicking myself about is the stuff that I take photos of when I travel. Like most tourists, I take picture after picture of buildings and monuments – they’re obvious subjects after all. The thing is, I can easily find pictures of those buildings in a book or on a... read more