With baggage and carry-on allowances getting stingier all the time, it’s important to pack items that can do double (or triple) duty. Check out our list for the ones you shouldn’t leave home without.
What can’t you use a sarong for? This Indian fashion staple is a favorite among female travelers and it’s no wonder why. Use it to cover up shoulders when visiting conservative sites like churches or temples. Protect yourself from over-air-conditioned bus and train rides by using it as a blanket. Throw it on suspicious-looking hostel beds and use as a bed sheet or pillow. Take it on the beach to serve as a beach towel — or a bathing suit cover up, its original purpose.
With more travel items requiring battery power than ever before, with a USB wall charger, you won’t be a slave to a single outlet in your hostel or hotel room. Charge several electronics at once from just one outlet. Anker’s 4-Port USB Wall Charger Travel Adapter is an inexpensive option that’s dual voltage, making it suitable for both domestic and international travel.
Not only are face wipes awesome for long flights or multi-day treks, they’re great for freshening up when there’s no shower available, spot cleaning clothing or wiping down icky-looking surfaces.
A small tub of Vaseline serves so many purposes. Keep lips moisturized by using it as a balm. Get hard-to-remove makeup off with it. Soothe cracked heels or soften cuticles with it. Use it to keep eyebrows or flyaways in place. At just a few dollars a pop and widely available worldwide, it’s worth it.
Wear underneath jeans or pants to double on warmth, throw on under short skirts or long tops to make outfits more conservative, wear as impromptu workout pants or put ‘em on as pajama bottoms.
In recent years, Portugal has quietly become one of Europe’s top travel destinations. It’s inexpensive compared to some of its neighbors, it’s warm and sunny, and it’s easy to access from most U.S. cities. As a growing wellness destination, here are the country’s top spots for a relaxing vacation.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Just north of Barcelona’s bustling city center, the capital of Catalonia transitions from Gothic cathedrals, tiny alleyways and hordes of bike tours into a more livable neighborhood known as Poble Nou. Close to the coast, Metro-accessible and rife with local hang-out spots, this area has become a favorite of residents who seek solace from the masses of tourists that crowd the center.