An Austin Airport Is Counting Cell Phones to Predict TSA Wait Times

If you're passing through security at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, do everyone a favor and make sure you have your phone's Wi-Fi or Bluetooth turned on. Sure, it might be a teensy bit of a battery suck—but it will also help tell everyone around you just how long they'll be spending in airport security… » 10/23/14 4:17pm 10/23/14 4:17pm

New NYC Tourism Ads Target Locals Too Lazy to Leave the Neighborhood

New York sometimes feels like an archipelago of multiple cities—cities which, unless you have a damn good reason like work or your friend's band, you rarely visit. So for its latest ad campaign, NYC isn't going after out-of-staters. It's going after the lazy ass locals who never visit any neighborhoods but their own. » 10/23/14 4:09pm 10/23/14 4:09pm

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

Mythbusters Proves Most Airlines Board Planes All Wrong

When you're boarding a plane, do you usually think to yourself, "There has got to be a better way to do this" as you jockey around other people for overhead bin space? Discovery Channel's Mythbusters experimented with every type of boarding, and the results are efficient, if not very fun. » 9/20/14 3:49pm 9/20/14 3:49pm

A Simple Plastic Adapter That Fixes Stupid Hotel Hangers

Somewhere near the top of the list of travel annoyances are those proprietary hotel hangers with detachable hooks designed to stop guests from stealing them. They make it impossible to hang your clothes anywhere but in the designated closet, but you can finally fight back with a simple plastic adapter called the … » 9/17/14 4:45pm 9/17/14 4:45pm

The World's First Convertible Motor Home Is One Obscene Creation

If you roll your eyes when someone claims that inhabiting a massive luxury RV counts as "camping," you're not going to like this. As if showers, giant TVs, and microwaves weren't already overkill enough, a bunch of crazy German automakers have created what is possibly the world's first motorhome with a convertible roof » 9/17/14 10:14am 9/17/14 10:14am

This Self-Weighing Suitcase Gives a Running Total While You Pack

Self-weighing suitcases aren't a new idea, in fact, they've been available in stores for years now. But in order to actually weight the contents of your luggage, you need to zip the suitcase up and then lift the whole thing by the handle. To make things a whole lot easier, the TUL suitcase gives a running total of its… » 9/15/14 2:09pm 9/15/14 2:09pm

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