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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.

ADAY Capsule Wardrobe Review: The Clothing Items Every Frequent Traveler Needs

Aday Something Borrowed Shirt Packing Ashley Rossi

The 5 Best Carry-on and Personal Item Combos to Replace Your Checked Bag

woman with carry-on in airport Packing Shannon McMahon

3 Expert Ways to Make Any Pair of Shoes Travel-Friendly

Nisolo shoes how to make travel-friendly shoes. Packing Shannon McMahon

Best Carry-On Luggage: Affordable Bags Under $150

Best Carry-On Luggage: 11 Affordable Bags Under $150 Packing Sarah Schlichter

I Let the Pros Pack For Me: Hiking Edition

hikers on the Mist Trail in Yosemite National Park Active Travel Christine Sarkis

How to Make Your Purse Lighter

purse Packing Caroline Morse Teel

The Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks for Travelers

Nordstrom sale page on laptop. Fashion & Beauty Caroline Morse Teel

10 Waterproof Travel Tech Accessories That Could Save Your Next Trip

Beach Reaching for Phone Fashion & Beauty Jamie Ditaranto

9 Secret Amazon Kindle Tips You Probably Don’t Know About

kindle ereader held up by hand in library. Entertainment Ashley Rossi

Tilley Rebecca Straw Sun Hat Review: More Style, More Sun Protection

Person wearing Tilley Rebecca Straw Sun Hat Active Travel Christine Sarkis

Myro Deodorant Review: A Travel-Friendly, Natural Deodorant

myro deodorant with box. Fashion & Beauty Ashley Rossi

The Essential Summer Vacation Clothes You Need

woman tourist summer hat sunglasses Packing Caroline Costello

15 Weird Things to Buy on Amazon (That Are Actually Perfect for Travel)

weird things to buy on amazon Fashion & Beauty Ashley Rossi

Bike Safety Tips: How to Stay Safe and Comfortable While Riding

Group of cyclists wearing helmets. Active Travel Caroline Morse Teel

7 Tiny Travel Gadgets You Can’t Leave Home Without

7 Tiny Travel Gadgets Travel Technology Caroline Morse Teel