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  1. people’s choice
    The Best Travel Pillows on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“I sleep in this thing and forget the world exists.”
  2. gifts they might actually want
    The 61 Best Travel Gift Ideas, According to Frequent TravelersFrom a handheld translation device to our favorite dry shampoo.
  3. recommended by experts
    The Best Travel Pillows, According to Travel ExpertsThese are a notch above your usual duty-free options.
  4. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Men’s Dopp Kit?Compact enough to squeeze in a carry-on, durable enough to withstand years of travel.
  5. recommended by experts
    The Best Travel Adapters for Every Type of Trip, According to Frequent Travelers“I reckon this adapter is the only thing I carry that’s as well-traveled as my passport.”
  6. recommended by experts
    How to Stock Your Weeklong (or Monthlong) Vacation Kitchen, According to ChefsCanned fish, a 12-in-one kitchen multi-tool, a French press for low-key coffee-making, and more.
  7. steal my vacation
    I’ve Been to Istanbul Every Year Since 2014 — This Time I Brought My 1-Year-OldTurkish tapas, donkey-milk skin care, and vintage caftans.
  8. travel
    The Catskills Are Suddenly Lousy With High-End HotelsThe Borscht Belt has entered its expensive phase.
  9. steal my vacation
    A Weeklong Trip to Jamaica With Four FriendsPaddleboarding, pre-rolls, and cliffside villas.
  10. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Rolling Luggage?From Away and Rimowa to Amazon Basics and Samsonite.
  11. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Fly With a Dog, According to VeterinariansVeterinarians recommend the best dog carriers, toys, and solutions for travel-related anxiety.
  12. people’s choice
    The Best Hard-Side Luggage on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“It’s survived gravel, cobblestone roads, and even being dragged up and down stairs by the handle.”
  13. recommended by experts
    An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Camping, According to Camping Experts“You’re going to have more fun if you’re prepared.”
  14. ask a cool person
    The Best Weekend Travel Bags, According to Seasoned TravelersFrequent flyers on their favorite bags to pack for weekend escapes.
  15. recommended by experts
    The Best Packing Cubes, According to Travel Experts“You will become the Frank Gehry of luggage interiors.”
  16. ask a cool person
    The Best COVID-Safe Hotels, According to People Who Visited Them in the PandemicIncluding a spot for Brooklyn staycations, a desert inn in California, and a thrice-recommended cliffside Jamaican retreat.
  17. steal my vacation
    Lisa Przystup’s Three-Week Road Trip Through Tucson“We like to plan our days around sunset drives.”
  18. trust me i should know
    I’m a Neurotic Traveler, and These Are the Things I Never Leave Home Without“When I can finally buckle into that window seat on an even-numbered aisle in the front third of the aircraft, I’ll be ready.”
  19. steal my vacation
    The Dr. Clark Owner’s Oft-Repeated Weekend in Amish PennsylvaniaWhere Yudai Kanayama finds his favorite leather flyswatters, 18th-century quilts, and $3 potato soup.
  20. prime day 2021
    All of the Best Prime Day Luggage Deals (From Strategist-Approved Brands)From expert-recommended rolling luggage to our long-time favorite packing cubes.
  21. steal my vacation
    I’ve Come Back to This Costa Rican Surf Town 4 Times Since My HoneymoonNow, with two toddlers in tow.
  22. this thing’s incredible
    I Use This Inflatable Pillow at Camps, in Cars, on Planes, and Even on the CouchDeflated, it fits into my pocket and takes up about as much space as a deck of cards.
  23. steal my vacation
    My Honeymoon (by Backpack) through MontenegroYou’ll arrive at the most stunning stretch of land which has three beaches and cliffs that jut out from the Adriatic — perfect for diving.
  24. steal my vacation
    Luiny Rivera’s Wellness-y Long Weekend in Vieques, Puerto Rico“The Ayurvedic therapists will draw you the most beautiful bath that’s specific to your dosha. It’s like being inside a bag of tea.”
  25. about us
    Introducing Strategist TravelUntangling the tangled world of trip-planning.
  26. deal of the day
    These Strategist-Approved Packing Cubes Are Now 43 Percent Off“The Russian nesting doll of luggage. And it’s the simplest of products: an empty, square bag with a zipper.”
  27. recommended by experts
    How to Travel and Commute Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak, According to ExpertsYes, you should wear a mask.
  28. deal of the day
    L.L.Bean’s Super Practical (and Very Roomy) Rolling Duffel Is on SaleDurable luggage from a reliable brand — at an even more attractive price point — means one less thing to worry about as you consider traveling again.
  29. micro sales
    Lots of Away Suitcases Are 30 Percent Off Right NowIncluding their best-selling carry-on.
  30. deal of the day
    This Sleek Tumi Duffel Is Half Off at NordstromAn actually good deal on some top-tier luggage.
  31. insider goods
    The Items Flight Attendants Have Used Most During COVID“This little gem has been in the bags of flight attendants for years.”
  32. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Fly With a Cat, According to Feline ExpertsIncluding an expandable carrier and a toy that purrs.
  33. weird things we love
    With These 3 Supplies, I Drove 13 Hours Without Using a Public RestroomTogether, they allowed me to create a private bathroom in the middle of nowhere.
  34. this thing’s incredible
    I Put These Patches on My Butt and Mosquitoes Don’t Even Know I ExistI’ve actually watched a mosquito approach me, linger a while, and then buzz off.
  35. micro sales
    The 19 Best Deals From REI’s (Ongoing) Fourth of July SaleThe retailer is offering up to 50 percent off select clothing, outdoor gear, and more from now through July 6.
  36. testing testing
    These Carry-on Bags (Almost) Turned My Twins’ Airplane Seats Into BedsThe in-flight bed was one thing. But they had even more fun riding them around the airport.
  37. please advise
    Ask Chris Black: Can You Help Me Find Trail-to-City Hiking Shoes?Shoes to take you from the Alps to Tompkins Square Park, plus the new spring clothes on Chris’s to-buy list, and six things he won’t travel without.
  38. please advise
    Ask Chris Black: What Office Supplies Will Impress People at My New Big-Boy Job?Tasteful (and functional) things for your desk, plus technical backpacks that double as work bags and the stuff Chris uses when traveling with suits.
  39. trust me i should know
    This Is How I Double My Wardrobe With (Actually Stylish) Reversible ClothesAn easy way to pack half the clothing, but have double the choices.
  40. ask a cool person
    What’s The Best Cross-body Travel Bag?“It’s a sleek bag that looks just as at home at a nice restaurant as it does on the Global Entry line.”
  41. ask a cool person
    The Best Travel Shoes, According to GlobetrottersThe best shoes to withstand both airplanes and cobblestones, for men and women.
  42. this thing’s incredible
    The Best Thing I Bought This Decade Is Fjällräven’s Kanken Laptop BackpackThe Fjällräven Kanken might have been designed for kids, but it works just as well for adults. Especially this one.
  43. the trip list
    What to Pack for a Ski Trip, According to People Who Ski a LotEverything you need to stay warm on and off the slopes.
  44. strat investigates
    Why Do Almost 400 Flight Attendants Own This $24 Jumpsuit?“Every single person started getting it, and now they call it the unofficial flight-attendant uniform.”
  45. this thing’s incredible
    The Best Travel Backpack, According to an International ReporterFrom my bus journey from El Salvador to Mexico, all the way to the Great Wall of China, it’s light, durable, and has never let me down.
  46. this thing’s incredible
    The Wrinkle-Proof, Odor-Repelling Travel Dress I Wore to the Ballet in OdessaIt repels odors, has UPF, and is still nice enough to wear on a date.
  47. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Duffel Bags for Travel?Options for all your weekend getaways.
  48. please advise
    Ask Chris Black: Can You Recommend a Few Good (and Good-looking) Duffel Bags?Plus: black shoes (not sneakers) a “not cool” person can pull off, and the best footwear (including sneakers) to pair with black jeans.
  49. people’s choice
    The Best Hotels in Brooklyn, According to TripAdvisor Reviewers“I truly felt like I entered a sanctuary when I crossed the door to my room.”
  50. the trip list
    What to Pack for an Alaskan Cruise, According to People Who’ve Taken ThemBase layers, bug spray, and multiple neck gaiters
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