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.
Streets lined with festive holiday lights and decorations is a tell-tale sign the holidays are right around the corner. My favorite holiday tradition is going to Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and driving through the Holiday Light Show. My family and I have gone pretty much every year since I was a little girl.
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.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship is here! Anyone who follows the cruise industry can tell you the timeline between when a ship is announced to when it is open for passengers is a lengthy one, taking years and spanning different milestones. Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Encore, recently passed another major milestone when it departed Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to sail toward its next destination, through to its recent christening and subsequent sailings.
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.
Space tourism grew out of fantasies and unfilled promises that seemed out of reach until nearly two decades ago. In 2001, American businessman Dennis Tito spent $20 million for almost eight days with the Russian spacecraft that orbited Earth 128 times. Other million-dollar space rides followed with wealthy space tourists over the years. But will space tourism ever become more accessible, or will it always remain a bucket list adventure for the elite?