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This Handy Tool Measures Your Bag To See If It Meets Airlines’ Standards

One of the woes of traveling with carry-on is not knowing if your carry-on suitcase conforms to the airlines’ regulation. It wasn’t a woe if all airlines share the same standard. Unfortunately, they don’t, but with this new free tool from travel planning website KAYAK, the mystery of whether or not your luggage fits the criteria of airlines you are travel will be solved. Continue reading This Handy Tool Measures Your Bag To See If It Meets Airlines’ Standards

Bento Bag: A Versatile Carry-on Companion That Opens Like A Suitcase

Here’s a versatile everyday travel bag called Bento Bag from Nomad Lane. No, it is not a lunch box despite its name, but like its namesake, it is as capable, if not more capable, and it is crazy stylish. TBH, it did not sweep my feet off the ground when I first saw it, but then I saw it being opened and I was like, wait what? A regular shoulder bag that opens like a suitcase? Now, that’s super cool. Bento Bag is a lightweight personal item bag that is a carry-on companion and as such, it is designed to go through airport security with minimal hassle. Continue reading Bento Bag: A Versatile Carry-on Companion That Opens Like A Suitcase

Rollux Is A Carry-on And A Full-size Suitcase Rolled Into One

I don’t travel a lot, but when I do travel, I almost always find myself running out of suitcase space on the returning trip. When that happens, I use vacuum bags to maximize the space and mostly, I would end up with spanking new suitcase to accommodate the stuff that I have bought. I wouldn’t have this problem if I have Rollux 2-in-1 Suitcase. From the folks who pretty much revolutionized expandable suitcases, Fugu Luggage, Rollux can be described as one-of-a-kind carry-on. Continue reading Rollux Is A Carry-on And A Full-size Suitcase Rolled Into One

Max Pump 2: A Tiny Pump That Will Literally Save Your Breath

What is the first thing you do when you reach the campsite after setting up your tent and the cosy outdoor air mattress? Probably sleep. Why? Because you are probably out of breath from inflating the bed, either using a hand pump or by the power of your lungs. Not exactly the scenario one has hoped for when in the beautiful great outdoor, does it? This is where Max Pump 2 thinks it can help. Max Pump 2 is a breath-saving camping/traveling gadgets that take the legwork out of inflating anything thing that needs to be inflated, be it a boat or a mattress. Continue reading Max Pump 2: A Tiny Pump That Will Literally Save Your Breath

Artichoke: Removable Built-in Shelves Comes To Travel Backpack

Unpacking is an unnerving chore of traveling. It always the question: should I or should I not unpack when you reach your destination. If you don’t (unpack), it will make retrieving things daunting and if you do, there’s the packing to deal with when you need to move on to the next destination. Already, there are suitcases that solve this, but what if, you are traveling light with, say, a backpack? Well, as it turns out, there is an answer and it is called Artichoke Travel Backpack. Continue reading Artichoke: Removable Built-in Shelves Comes To Travel Backpack

Aroo Travel Sized Vacuum Compressor Crushes A Steel Can From The Inside

Have you tried using vacuum bags to shrink down your clothes with a vacuum to maximum your suitcase space? Probably you have, but I am guessing only when you are leaving home. It is safe to say hotels do no offer you vacuum cleaner for such purpose. I was lucky. The last time I was staying at an AirBnB accommodation in Santa Monica, the host happens to have a vacuum which I could use. But you and I won’t be this lucky every time and this is why there is the Aroo mini bar. No. Aroo is not the name of the mini bar in some hotel. It is a travel vacuum compressor. Continue reading Aroo Travel Sized Vacuum Compressor Crushes A Steel Can From The Inside

Louis Vuitton Now Has A Subscription-based Luggage Tracker

Save for the for the ridiculously priced iPhone X, we would never have imagined ourselves associating gadgets with luxury. Well, it has happened though and this is coming from Parisian fashion label, Louis Vuitton. The product in question is a Sigfox-powered luggage tracker called Echo. Do not confuse it with Amazon Echo. This tiny black bar is not related to Amazon, nor is it Alexa-enabled. Technically, Echo can be used with any luggage, but its full functionality will only realized if use with Louis Vuitton Horizon 50, 55 and 70 models suitcases. Continue reading Louis Vuitton Now Has A Subscription-based Luggage Tracker

Giant Image Of Your Face On A Suitcase Cover Ensures No One Messes With It

How many of you here use a suitcase cover? From my little travel experience, I’d say not a lot. I do, in case you are wondering, because it not only helps to protect my precious luggage from nasty scratches, but also make it more recognizable when it rolls out on the luggage belt. Granted, my suitcase covers are from Samonite and American Tourister, which means, just about anyone could be using the same stuff and thus, there is a slight chance that it will be hard to identify right away. So far, I have yet to come across the exact same cover, but if you want to be sure, then a new suitcase cover called Head Case will be the failsafe solution. Continue reading Giant Image Of Your Face On A Suitcase Cover Ensures No One Messes With It

25-Year-Old On-The-Go Coffee Maker Updated And It Is Looking Good!

Montana-based Planetary Design, maker of hot beverage equipment, has recently reintroduced its popular French press mugs, the Big Sky Bistro, with an artistic twist. Now, if you don’t already know, French press mug is essentially an on-the-go coffee maker and mug combo first introduced 25 years ago. Twenty-five-freaking-years! So, yeah, you’d be right to say Planetary Design is the granddaddy of on-the-go coffee maker. The latest iteration boasts an improved French press plunger design and improved durability – all packed into an even lighter package while maintaining much loved features like ease of portability, and a rugged insulated BPA-free hard plastic construction that keep your choice of beverage warmer for longer and the ability to survive drops. Continue reading 25-Year-Old On-The-Go Coffee Maker Updated And It Is Looking Good!

Trust Us, You Will Want This Toiletry Bag The Next Time When You Travel

I don’t travel often, but when I did recently, this hat tip happen to pop up and it really made me think about the thing travelers usually don’t gave a damn but yet still brood about: toiletry bag AKA washbag. My last travel which was the whole of the last two weeks, I had an oblong toiletry with two compartments. Ok, maybe just one. What I did was, I dumped everything in the one compartment with only ziplock bags to separate the potential ‘hazard’ and wet items from the rest. Clearly, not the best idea, but the Premium Toiletry Bag For Traveling by Gravel could be the answer I have been looking for. This convention-challenging wonder pack has not one, not two but several compartments designed with common toiletry items in mind. Continue reading Trust Us, You Will Want This Toiletry Bag The Next Time When You Travel