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This coming August, all eyes will turn to the beaches and stadiums of Rio de Janeiro, where the 2016 Summer Olympics will be in full swing. The Games are expected to bring athletes and tourists from across the globe to Brazil, and now for Americans, a huge hurdle has been removed. ... read more»

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What is it: North Fork Apparel Bamboo Pullover Hoodie

Price and Where to Buy: $88 on NorthForkApparel.com

Pros: This adaptable bamboo sweatshirt looks sharp, feels soft, and brings a sophisticated edge to the world of pullover hoodies. It's a great flight companion—it's comfortable and light but dense enough to offer real insulation against the inflight chill. It's small enough that it packs away in a day bag easily when not needed (though see note below, it does wrinkle if not folded carefully).

North Fork's line also includes an ultra-flattering classic short-sleeved T-shirt ($45) in a bamboo terry weave that offers the same nice lines and ultra-comfortable fit, and it works well as an adaptable underlayer to the pullover hoodie.

Cons: It's not immune to wrinkles, so it needs to be carefully rolled or folded before being placed in a day bag or suitcase. ... read more»

How do you know if you're getting the cheapest flight? Travel experts have long relied on ITA Matrix to find and compare flights, and you may have used it too, without even realizing it.

The software that many avid travelers swear by powers numerous travel search sites. ITA Matrix in its basic format, however, has long offered travelers in the know the most advanced array of ways to search for cheap flights. Recently, Google simplified the technology into a more streamlined and user-friendly platform: Google Flights.

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Found an amazing flight deal but don't have the money to pay for it right now? A new start-up lets you buy plane tickets without paying the full cost upfront -- no credit card required. ... read more»

The Internet is a strange place, and in yet another example of its unending weirdness, people are sounding off about their excitement for an inflatable pillow hoodie. As of Tuesday morning, an underwhelming wearable pillow called Hypnos had more than quadrupled its Kickstarter goal of $30,000. Heralded as "a nap you can wear," it will soon be made and sold.

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With the holidays and new year quickly approaching, here's everything you need to know for the busiest travel season the U.S. has ever seen. Whether you're hitting the slopes, warmer weather, or visiting family and friends, you'll be on the road—along with a lot of other people. ... read more»