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Chrysalis Cardi Review: The Convertible Travel Scarf You Can Wear 8+ Ways!

Whether it was five weeks in France or five months in South America, I have traveled carry-on only since 2014! So, folks, listen up when I say, "You HAVE to see this!" I found the perfect piece of multiway travel clothing I NEVER want to go on a trip without: the Chrysalis Cardi by Encircled.I've just returned from two months of travel, including a five-week train trip through Italy and Eastern Europe, during which I practically lived out of the…

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Best VPN for Travel: A VyprVPN Review

The best VPN for travel is one that protects your privacy, works in every country (especially countries like China that blocks VPNs), and is affordable. That's why, after using VyprVPN for several months, I think it's the best VPN for travel. I'm nearly three years into being a digital nomad, and I'm ashamed to say I only recently started using a VPN. That means my Internet connection and all my data, from emails to bank accounts, have potentially been exposed to…

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Timbuk2 Aviator Review: The Best Carry-On Bag for One-Bag Travel

I first met the Timbuk2 Aviator at the Timbuk2 store in Hayes Valley in San Francisco. It was love at first sight...but everyone said it would never work out. Even the store employee, bless his heart, tried to convince me to upgrade to a larger bag. "There's no way you can pack everything you need for Paris in that!" he exclaimed as he shoved a larger bag into my hands. …

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9 Practical Gifts for Travelers (That They’ll Actually Use!)

Buying gifts for travelers can be tricky. Because there are the nomadic/minimalist travelers, like me, who nearly break out in hives at the thought of yet another item they'll only end up giving away because they like to travel light and have no permanent home in which to store belongings. Then there are the luxury travelers who, and I'm totally guessing here, want to carry their fine China set with them in First Class. Regardless of what type of traveler…

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Tom Bihn Aeronaut Review: My Carry-On Bag for One Bag Travel

*This post contains affiliate links. Update April 29, 2017: I am selling this gently-used Tom Bihn Aeronaut 45! It still works great—only has marks on exterior. Get it on eBay here. Update September 2016: While I still love the Aeronaut, I now use and recommend the Timbuk2 Aviator backpack, which I took on a 5-week trip to Paris in fall 2015. It’s got a hip belt, so now my shoulders are no longer aching! For more details, check out my Timbuk2…

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