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 Yesterday 5:00pm

How to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life on an Airplane

Navigating your way through clueless tourists, grabby TSA guards, and disinterested ticket counter clerks is only half the battle. Once you make it to your seat, you've still got an entire flight to endure. Your best airplane strategy is almost always to sleep through the entire ordeal, but how does one sleep… » 7/12/14 12:00pm 7/12/14 12:00pm

Explore the Largest Cruise Ship In the World With Google Street View

At 1,184 feet long and weighing in at 222,900 tons, Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas is the largest cruise ship ever built. It's able to carry 5,400 passengers—plus crew—and with on-board amenities like a skating rink, a miniature golf course, surfing simulators, and a merry-go-round, there's little need to ever… » 7/07/14 5:20pm 7/07/14 5:20pm

Economy Airplane Seats of the Future Will Be More Like First Class

BAE Systems has taken a break from submarines and warships to lavish attention on the humble cattle-class flyer. Its IntelliCabin, a system that integrates passenger controls into a touchscreen tablet interface for fliers and staff, should make standard class a bit more like first. A bit. » 6/30/14 8:00am 6/30/14 8:00am

A Scratch-Off Globe Helps Keep Track of Your Country Hopping

If you've got more air miles saved up than money in the bank, here's a clever way to keep track of every single country you've visited on your global travels. Basic origami skills are all that's needed to assemble this 3D cardboard globe featuring a gold foil outer layer that can be scratched off revealing the nations… » 6/19/14 5:40pm 6/19/14 5:40pm

How to Turn Your Daily Commute Into Something You Actually Enjoy

For many of us the daily commute is a necessary evil; not all that enjoyable but unavoidable if we want to keep our job. While it might not be your favorite part of the day, there are plenty of ways you can make the most of your time stuck in traffic or wedged between fellow passengers on the subway. » 6/17/14 9:38am 6/17/14 9:38am

How to Turn Your Mobile Device into a Universal Translator

Whether you're traveling to Tanzania, Taiwan, or Tokyo, you're likely going to run into situations where English is not the primary language. But rather than blow hundreds of dollars on Rosetta Stone or fumble through archaic paperback phrasebooks, drop one of these helpful real-time translation apps on your phone… » 6/14/14 12:00pm 6/14/14 12:00pm

A Toiletries Bag Made From a Fire Hose Doesn't Mind Getting Wet

You can try as hard as you want, but the laws of the universe dictate that anything crossing the threshold of a bathroom is going to eventually get wet—and that includes the toiletries bag you travel with. But even joining you in the shower won't bother this one, because it's made from a recycled fire hose. » 6/12/14 5:20pm 6/12/14 5:20pm

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

How a Better Food Tray Is Saving Virgin Atlantic Millions

Every ounce counts when you're hoisting several hundred tons of steel into the air and flying it across an ocean. So does every second flight attendants spend waiting on the people inside. Those ounces and seconds add up—and that's why Virgin Atlantic spent $168 million on a transformative redesign of its meal trays. » 6/10/14 12:00pm 6/10/14 12:00pm

Wow, this video makes India look like the most magical place on Earth

I think I've seen the magic kingdom and it's in India. The architecture, the animals, the colors, the life, the people, they all add up to create one of the most visually spectacular places in the entire world. Jacob and Katie Schwartz captured parts of northern India in this video and it's a joy to watch. » 5/23/14 10:01pm 5/23/14 10:01pm