Traveling light involves significant planning and a careful selection of gear. One of the best ways to compact your life into minimal baggage is to purchase a great travel backpack, one that you can easily carry on your back but also stows well for plane or train travel.
It’s important to consider the size of your pack. If it’s too big, you’ll end up packing more than you need — and the pack itself will carry extra weight. Too small, and you’re potentially leaving vital things behind. This process takes a bit of trial and error, so it may be worthwhile to buy one at a store like REI, where there is a friendly return policy.
Look for features like waterproof material, useful compartments and the ability to zip off and remove a smaller day pack. Some companies offer great warranties, many of them lifetime, which is great if you plan to commit to one type of pack and use it for a long time. With these warranties, you’ll be able to get your pack repaired, even from normal wear and tear. The tags in the store should help inform this decision. Osprey is one company that has a great policy.
Among the world’s most coveted food capitals today, Macau (officially a Special Administrative Region of China) tops many a list. The 12-square-mile city is home to 19 Michelin-starred restaurants, nine Bib Gourmand and the world’s first fusion cuisine, and was recognized in 2017 as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy for its singular culinary scene, but its street food culture may be its most popular feature with in-the-know travelers. Here are five top street dishes to prowl for in Macau.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
The Toilo Toiletry Bag is marketed as the most functional toiletry bag ever. In fact, it’s the future of toiletry bags. With more than 20 features it’s billed as an all-in-one option for travelers and weekend warriors who need a sturdy bag for everyday use.
Start your explorations of Gettysburg with breakfast, but not just any breakfast. Gettysburg has many delightful bed and breakfasts worth a stay. If you book a stay at Baladerry Inn, you not only get a comfy, spacious guestroom in a historic home once a Civil War hospital, but you also dine on a scrumptious, hearty breakfast each morning, and it’s all included in your room rate.
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.