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  1. 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.
  2. steal my vacation
    I’ve Come Back to This Costa Rican Surf Town 4 Times Since My HoneymoonNow, with two toddlers in tow.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.”
  6. about us
    Introducing Strategist TravelUntangling the tangled world of trip-planning.
  7. 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.”
  8. 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.
  9. micro sales
    Lots of Away Suitcases Are 30 Percent Off Right NowIncluding their best-selling carry-on.
  10. deal of the day
    This Sleek Tumi Duffel Is Half Off at NordstromAn actually good deal on some top-tier luggage.
  11. insider goods
    The Items Flight Attendants Have Used Most During COVID“This little gem has been in the bags of flight attendants for years.”
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.”
  20. ask a cool person
    The Best Travel Shoes, According to GlobetrottersThe best shoes to withstand both airplanes and cobblestones, for men and women.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.”
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Duffel Bags for Travel?Options for all your weekend getaways.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.”
  29. the trip list
    What to Pack for an Alaskan Cruise, According to People Who’ve Taken ThemBase layers, bug spray, and multiple neck gaiters
  30. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Do Laundry While Traveling, According to Globe-trottersIncluding a convincing detergent dupe and an all-in-one washing bag.
  31. compulsive shopping
    I Can’t Stop Buying Luggage TagsIncluding colorful options, personalized leather ones, some that include my full address, and others with just my initials.
  32. insider goods
    What to Buy to Look Like: A Brain Surgeon“It shouldn’t surprise anyone — surgeons like blades.”
  33. my hobbies include skincare
    My 3 Favorite Things From West Skincare’s New Men’s (But Really Unisex) Line“If you are a man (or woman) just starting out on the sacred pathway of skin care, these make a good beginning.”
  34. prime day 2019
    If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, Make It a Mosquito-Repellent BraceletIt looks like a hair tie and smells like a summer picnic.
  35. please advise
    Ask Chris Black: What Do You Use to Work Out While Traveling?Plus: Stylish Dopp kits worth investing in, and the only chair you should use at your desk.
  36. trust me i should know
    The 11 Things I Always Bring to the Beach (and I’ve Gone Weekly for 16 Years)Including some weirdly stylish waterproof Crocs and a superlight cooler.
  37. please advise
    Ask Chris Black: What Are Your Travel Essentials?Plus: Towels and slippers to use instead of a smelly bath mat, and stylish swim trunks for guys (without a lobster print in sight).
  38. our shopping cart
    Stuff We Buy Ourselves: The Dopp Kits and Makeup Bags Our Editors Travel WithClear vinyl and colorful canvas options.
  39. my carry-on
    What Condé Nast Traveler Editor Melinda Stevens Brings in Her Carry-onFrom her favorite track pants to a cashmere collar.
  40. my carry-on
    What Brian Kelly (a.k.a. The Points Guy) Brings in His Carry-onFrom bathroom slides to his favorite travel pants.
  41. recommended by experts
    The Best Wrinkle-Free Women’s Clothes for Travel, According to Frequent FliersNo more risky encounters with the hotel room iron.
  42. sleep week
    Everything You Need to Fall Asleep in Economy ClassNo drugs that’ll make you sleep-shop SkyMall.
  43. micro sales
    News Flash: Almost-Never-on-Sale Rimowa Luggage Is 20 Percent OffIt’s the ultimate status luggage.
  44. people’s choice
    The Best Foot Rests on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“My knees are much happier. Very useful for fidgeters.”
  45. this thing’s incredible
    This Padded Foot Sling Makes Economy Feel Like First ClassAnd thanks to this gizmo I was able to sleep on my flight to Singapore.
  46. the best. really.
    The Best Toiletry Bags for Travel, According to Frequent Fliers“It’s like an old-school Chevy Suburban inside with the amount of room it has for various products.”
  47. not a professional. just crazy.
    The Travel-Sized Products That Work As Well As My Daily StaplesTiny but powerful cleansers, essences, and mascaras.
  48. deal of the day
    We’ve Never Seen Raden Smart Luggage for So CheapAdriana Lima’s favorite smart carry-on is now half off.
  49. my carry on
    What Photographer Gray Malin Brings in His Carry-onIncluding his favorite striped pajamas, the best jeans for long flights, and a carry-on cocktail kit with rainbow sprinkles.
  50. please advise
    Introducing Our New Strategist Shopping Columnist … Wendi McLendon-CoveyActress Wendi McLendon-Covey is the Strategist’s new advice columnist.
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