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Travel Gear

We’re travelers, too, and want to know what works and what doesn’t before we hit the road (or sky, or water, or rails). Our team tests the latest luggage, clothes, shoes, tech, beauty products, camping gear, and more, so you can pack the right items for your destination and travel style.

Don’t Panic: These Sites Will Still Ship Your Gifts in Time for Christmas (For Free)

christmas-concept-with-woman-using-mobile-phone-and-credit-card Fashion & Beauty Caroline Morse Teel

The 9 Best Ski Gear Items for This Winter

skier creating snow cloud Packing Caroline Morse Teel

Expert Tips on Staying Warm While Traveling

man in snow gear with camera standing on ice Active Travel Caroline Morse Teel

Travel Gift Cards and Other Last-Minute Gifts for People Who Hate Stuff

a-young-millennial-woman-shopping-for-the-right-gift-card-gift-and-present-at-the-store Holiday Travel Ashley Rossi

10 Best Foldable Travel Bags and Foldable Luggage

10 Best Foldable Travel Bags and Foldable Luggage Packing Ashley Rossi

8 Great Crossbody Bags for Travel

Crossbody bags Fashion & Beauty Caroline Morse Teel

7 Ways to Protect Your Valuables While Traveling

Protect Your Valuables Fashion & Beauty Christine Sarkis

10 Tiny Travel Products That Will Save Your Health

travel products Health & Wellness Caroline Morse Teel

8 Innovative Phone Cases and Accessories for Travel

innovative phone cases Travel Technology Ashley Rossi

10 In-Flight Essentials You Should Never Travel Without

in-flight essentials In-Flight Experience Ashley Rossi

11 Must-Haves for Your Carry-on Bag

must haves In-Flight Experience Caroline Morse Teel

11 Travel Tools You Won’t Regret Splurging On

travel tools Packing Shannon McMahon

7 Must-Have Travel Toiletries for Dry Winter Weather

7 Must-Have Travel Toiletries for Dry Winter Weather Health & Wellness Shannon McMahon

The Best Over-the-Counter Sleeping Pills for Long-Haul Flights

woman sleeping on plane Health & Wellness Shannon McMahon

10 Things to Pack That Will Save You Money

10 Things to Pack That Will Save You Money Packing Caroline Costello