X-ray photos reveal child being smuggled was hidden inside a suitcase 

This is crazy. An eight-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast was being smuggled into Spain while being hidden inside a suitcase. Apparently, the boy’s father had paid a 19-year-old girl to carry the boy in the luggage from Morocco to neighboring Ceuta, a Spanish city in Africa. This was a bad plan that could have ended… » 5/08/15 4:22pm 5/08/15 4:22pm

The First Suitcase With Wheels That Retract So They Don't Get Destroyed

What good is a set of wheels on the bottom of your suitcase if somewhere between checking your bag and retrieving it from a luggage carousel one or two of them have been broken off? Your bags are actually harder to transport after that happens. But since standing spinner suitcases are just so convenient, Heys has… » 4/07/15 3:10pm 4/07/15 3:10pm

A Better Suitcase With a Roll-Up Lid That's Never In the Way

It means you'll be sacrificing a bit of storage space, but Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano's new Nendo-designed Kame suitcase has a clever segmented lid that rolls up when opened so it's not constantly falling down on you while you're trying to find a specific shirt. It also means you can open the suitcase in tight… » 3/16/15 1:20pm 3/16/15 1:20pm

Suitcase Scooters Now Come With Electric Motors For Extra Lazy Commuters

By now we've probably all seen the occasional passenger zipping through an airport on one of those convertible carry-on suitcases that transforms into a scooter. But propelling a scooter while you've got a boarding pass in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other is a tricky balancing act, so finally someone has … » 2/23/15 9:34am 2/23/15 9:34am

An Expanding Suitcase That Goes From Carry-on To Check-in Sizes

Expanding luggage designed to accommodate your dirty clothes, souvenirs, and stolen towels at the end of a vacation are nothing new. But the FUGU luggage doesn't just add a couple of extra inches of capacity. It expands from nine inches tall to 27 inches tall, meaning you could actually pack for a whole extra person… » 11/24/14 9:08am 11/24/14 9:08am

Heating Elements Inside this Suitcase Kill Stowaway Bed Bugs

If there's one souvenir you don't want to return from a trip with, it's bed bugs. Those little pests are a nightmare to eradicate, so someone has created the perfect luggage for travelers who frequent seedy hotels. The ThermalStrike suitcase heats up inside once you get home, ensuring your clothes are bed bug-free… » 9/24/14 4:50pm 9/24/14 4:50pm

Five Best Pieces of Carry On Luggage

We recently asked you to tell us about your favorite Carry On Luggage, and the huge number of great picks were some of the most interesting nominations we've had to tally so far. Now we've got our top five, and it's time to decide which bag really deserves to fight its way through security with you. » 9/11/14 3:16pm 9/11/14 3:16pm

What's the Best Carry On Luggage?

Even on the long lists of gripes I have with air travel, sitting helplessly in my cramped, hot seat as the airline loses or destroys my bag still really stands out. A great piece of carry on luggage remains safely with you, saves you a trip to the luggage carousel, and protects all the great gear you were inspired… » 9/08/14 2:46pm 9/08/14 2:46pm

Maybe Less Flights Will Be Diverted With This Foot-Massaging Laptop Bag

United Airlines might soon want to rethink its Fly the Friendly Skies slogan as the battle for legroom and personal space aboard planes has recently turned very ugly. But who needs knee-defending contraptions or even reclining seats when all you really need to endure a long stressful flight is a relaxing foot massage » 9/02/14 1:20pm 9/02/14 1:20pm

A Weekender Duffel Bag That Can Handle Your Sleeping Bag and Tent Too

When you're not flush with weeks of vacation time, short weekend getaways are the best way to take advantage of those warm summer months. And whether you're spending that time in a cabin or a tent, Alite's Great Escape duffel bag can hold everything you need for a couple days worth of rest and respite. » 7/28/14 5:00pm 7/28/14 5:00pm

The Three Biggest Airlines Just Made Carry-On Sizes Even Smaller

It's a tale as old as time: Traveler meets luggage. Traveler falls in love. Traveler buys luggage. Traveler causes a scene as flight attendant forces traveler to pay $75 for improperly-sized baggage. And if you've secretly been holding out hope that we might one day be able to put this bit of passenger pageantry… » 6/12/14 5:00pm 6/12/14 5:00pm

Ring of Thieves Pulls Off Huge Luggage Heist At LAX

You probably don't realize it, but hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods pass through airports every day inside of passengers' baggage. Well, a ring of baggage handlers at LAX certainly realized it. Police say they've been stealing thousands of dollars worth of goods right out of people's suitcases for… » 3/28/14 11:40am 3/28/14 11:40am

The Perfect Suitcase Keeps Your Smelly Laundry Sealed Off

When you're traveling, your suitcase can quickly go from a model of organization to a chaotic catch-all of clothing, souvenirs, and dirty laundry. But the makers of these Genius Pack suitcases and bags have found a better way to keep travelers perpetually organized, including a brilliant way to deal with laundry. » 3/25/14 2:40pm 3/25/14 2:40pm