With the existence of baggage fees, not many people have the luxury of overpacking their wardrobe. Fortunately, there is now a travel accessory which can store about four days’ worth of clothes with minimal footprint, so before you play your next game of luggage Tetris, consider the Rolo Travel Bag.
Rolo is similar to garment bags you see in department stores, except this one has a hanger built in, and instead of holding one suit, it is made up of multiple mesh compartments to efficiently store your clothes and organize your wardrobe. A fiberglass rod reinforces the hanging bag, and will also help compress your clothes down when rolled up.
Once packed, the bag rolls up to a compact tube roughly the size of a rolled yoga mat. Rolo can be clipped to a bag or stored in a larger suitcase, and it was designed specifically to take the place of a camper’s bed roll on a backpacking bag. The Rolo only weights 1.25 pounds when empty, and is made of military-grade nylon, YKK zippers, a 360-degree swivel hook and patented buckles to ensure durability on your travels.
Learn more at rolotravel.com.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
The first Saturday in May is a special time of year for comic book fans all over the country. Free Comic Book Day functions exactly like it sounds. Comic book stores across the country host a day of festivities where, regardless of whether you buy anything, you can walk away with free books.
With the early days of spring behind us, the busy days of summer festivals and events will be here before you know it. Most festival favorites, like Bonnaroo, Firefly, Coachella, Lollapalooza, CMA Music Festival and Austin City Limits, have lineups already announced, early-bird pricing expired and tickets mostly sold out or close to it, but, don’t worry, there are far more unique events taking place all over the world. If not this year, at least keep them on your radar for next.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.