Packing Cubes vs Compression Bags

It never ceases to amaze me how complex a simple subject like packing a suitcase can become. First you have the endless debates about what to pack and how to plan a packing list. Then you have the tricky question of how to find the perfect travel suitcase.And the intricacy don’t stop there… Today’s topic […]

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Do Compression Packing Cubes Save Space

Do Compression Packing Cubes Really Save Space?

A compression packing cube is like a regular packing cube but with an extra zip. In theory you can use the 2nd zip to shrink and compress the cube down to a smaller size. Every brand makes big claims about how effective their product is at saving space in your luggage. And they always show […]

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The Best Carry On Luggage For Kids

Parents might associate travel with tears and tantrums… but does it have to be that way? And can the right bag help save the day for stress-free travel… In Summary: I took an in-depth look at 15 different carry-on bags for kids and in my opinion, the Skip Hop Little Kid Luggage is the best carry on luggage […]

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Best Rain Poncho For Travel

The Best Rain Poncho For Hiking, Backpacking Or Travel

In Summary: In 2019 I again researched lightweight waterproof ponchos and I choose the Charles River Pacific as the best waterproof poncho to pack in your carry on. While there are more effective ponchos on the market I found the Charles River was the best travel poncho for carry-on guys like me. It won because: It’s just the right weight […]

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The Best Passport Wallet, Holder, Jacket, Cover, Or Case for Safe Travel

Your Passport Probably The Most Important Thing You Carry So Keep It Safe In Summary: took a look at all the ways to protect your passport and picked out the Bellroy Leather Travel Wallet as the best passport wallet. There are lots of options for protecting your passport. Some simply protect it from damage and wear and […]

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