5 Things I Always Pack: Marina K. Villatora of TravelExperta
Marina Kuperman Villatoro runs TravelExperta, a resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. She lives in beautiful Antigua, Guatemala and travels with her husband and two boys all over the world. So tell us Marina, what travel gear do you always pack? Traveling has... Read more
Mindshift Rotation180 Trail Backpack
If you, like me, are lazy about bringing your bulky DSLR camera on day trips and travel days because you get tired of stopping to take it out of your pack and put it back in, get ready. In about three seconds, you’re going to ask yourself, ‘Why didn’t I... Read more
Osprey Nebula Daypack for 34 Liters of Gear & Gadgets
The Nebula Daypack from Osprey is a good all-around workhorse daypack that can carry just about everything you would need for your days of urban travel, even if you’re a dressed-down digital nomad working from coffee shops. It can hold a laptop, a tablet, all your gadgets, a water... Read more
Eagle Creek 2-in-1 Tote and Backpack
Ever have one of those times where you go somewhere with one bag and come back with two? Or you need something after arrival for carrying things to the beach or for going shopping at the local market? This handy Eagle Creek 2-in-1 Tote/Backpack stuffs down to nothing in... Read more
Osprey Jet Daypack for Kids
It can be a challenge to find kid-sized travel gear that’s sturdy enough to handle the rigors of childhood but affordable enough to be practical. After all, kids grow. And grow. The Osprey Jet is designed to fit kids age 5-10, is constructed with Osprey quality, and doesn’t skimp... Read more
STM Drifter Laptop Backpack With Loads of Pockets
The STM Drifter Laptop Backpack is rather retro in design, but it’s a false retro in more ways than just the superior modern materials. It’s got a lot more places to store your gear than any daypack from the 80s or 90s had. Two decades ago when travelers set... Read more
Gregory Compass 30 Pack
Do you pack your backpack perfectly, placing the things you’ll need first on top, so you don’t have to dig for something? Don’t lie. Many have attempted, but few have accomplished the perfect packing technique. Wouldn’t it be great to have a backpack that opens like a duffel, so... Read more
Kelty Redstart and Redtail Daypacks
We frequently tout Kelty backpacks as the best bang for the buck options out there and these two daypacks are no exceptions. The 28-liter Redstart and 27-liter Redtail are both great daypacks for hitting the hiking trails or just taking along for a day of sightseeing and sidewalk pounding.... Read more
Kelty Shrike Large Daypack or Light Packer Backpack
Need a good all-around daypack or hiking pack that won’t break the bank? This new Shrike backpack from Kelty includes a lot of features in its sub-$100 list price. If you go on any message board frequented by people getting ready to take off on an extended bout of... Read more
Eagle Creek 2-in-1 Backpack Duffel
I love packable travel backpacks. The new Eagle Creek 2-in-1 duffel may be the best I’ve seen to-date. It meets my non-negotiable criteria for an overnight carry-on: it’s lightweight, packable (stuffs into its own pocket), and offers many of the bells and whistles of a full-scale (non-stuffable) backpack. I’m usually less... Read more