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10 Best Travel Inventions of All Time


Many of the everyday conveniences that ease you through your journeys, from the hotel key card in your wallet to the website where you booked your trip, are responsible for revolutionizing the travel world. These seemingly commonplace goods and gadgets have had an extraordinary impact on the way we see the world—and we can’t imagine hitting the road without them. Find out which 10 breakthrough inventions deserve credit for turning the travel sphere on its head.


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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2012. It has been updated to reflect the most current information.

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