Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Taxi Precautions


Taxi Precautions Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader William S., who says: “When taking a taxi in an unfamiliar place, pull up a map of your route using GPS on your smartphone. That way you get an idea if the taxi driver are ‘extending’ […]

Prone to Dropping Your Phone on Travels? Gorilla Glass Can Help


If you are like me and have a tendency to drop your smartphone on travels as you are capturing that important picture, you should know about this new glass on many smartphones to reduce the chance of breaking your screen called Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4. My device is still suffering its latest “fall”, which happened […]

Product Review: Timbuk2 Copilot Luggage Roller

Timbuk2 Copilot Luggage Roller

I’m not one for rolling suitcases. I pack light, to a fault, out of a preference for carrying weight on my back—even in hand—over dragging it alongside me. Why? Something about the romance of freewheeling travel, and trusting your feet as your only anchors to the ground. Nonetheless, San Francisco-based luggage company Timbuk2 (which at the […]

NOVICA: Connecting you with the world’s finest artisans

An alpaca sweater, delivered to me from the Andes by NOVICA

Still looking for a great holiday gift this year? NOVICA provides an online platform for talented and traditional artisans from around the world—from the Peruvian Andes to Thailand to Bali—to sell their goods. Specifically, more than 30,000 of these goods are available for sale, from beautifully soft alpaca sweaters to colorful paintings to handmade jewelry, […]

5 Things Frequent Travelers Often Forget to Pack


*Sponsored Post If you’re a frequent business traveler, you may have accrued so many points that you don’t know what to do with them. And maybe you travel so much that you don’t want to get back on a plane if you can help it. Then you might be interested to know that you can […]

Scottevest – The Jacket for the Trip of Your Life


If you know me, you know I get really excited about things that I love. If you ran into me this winter, you definitely heard me talking about my new Scottevest SeV Lola Jacket because it is like no other winter weather travel jacket I have owned before. I grew up in Connecticut and suffered […]

Product(s) of the Week: Rolling Carry-On and Rick Steves’ Europe on Blu-ray

Rick Steves Travel Store

My buddy Rick Steves just released two new products for travelers: the Rick Steves Rolling Carry-On travel bag and the Rick Steves’ Europe: The Blu-ray Collection box set. Rick’s all-new Rolling Carry-On ($159.99) is designed for lightweight durability and go-anywhere flexibility. It measures 13.5″ x 20″ x 9″ so it easily fits in the smaller […]

Travel Product of the Week: Briggs & Riley Baseline CX Medium Expandable Upright


I’m not one to check bags, but for this upcoming trip I had to because I’m gone for three weeks and I needed to bring my tuxedo to England for the Royal Princess’ black tie gala (I couldn’t be looking scruffy for the Duchess of Cambridge, now could I?!). I have a great relationship with […]