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Travel Gear and Packing: What to Bring With You

Choosing what to take with you is a crucial component of an easy trip. Find the best backpacker, flashpacker and student packing lists packing tips. Learn about money belts, travel alarms, backpacks and more.
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Must-Have Travel Gear for Backpacking Southeast Asia
Packing tips for travelers heading to Southeast Asia, covering what type of backpack to bring, the best clothes for the climate and essential travel technology.

Packing a Backpack With Tech Gadgets - a Step by Step Guide to Packing a...
What to do with all those travel tech gadgets? How do student travelers carry them? By packing a laptop backpack with them, of course -- a computer backpack would be the king of travel tech gadgets. Let's take a look at a very cool candidate and fill it with awesome travel tech gadgets, step by step.

The Incredible Anti Drool Inflatable Neck Pillow for Travel
Travelers need an inflatable neck pillow no matter what -- this ain't just for stodgy suits in biz class. It's handy for sleeping in airports and train stations and, of course, in airplane seats: keeps the head from falling forward and helps avoid that mega drool thing on the shirtfront that happens while you develop the world's worst neck crick. Better to drool on the neck pillow.

Buying a Backpack - Buying and Packing Tips
Backpacking expert and backpack-europe.com webmaster Ian Pasek gives some expert advice on buying and packing a backpack: tips on backpack size, comfort and durability and travel packing advice.

Women's Wear in Muslim Countries - Packing for Islamic Area Travel
Words of wisdom for female travelers from other women regarding dress in Islamic countries and women's Muslim clothing.

How to Avoid Lost Luggage and What to Do About Lost Luggage
Lost luggage sometimes can't be helped, and lost luggage, like first time concert-goers, usually returns somewhat changed. Learn how to try and avoid lost luggage and what to do about lost luggage, especially if an airline has lost the luggage.

Photo Backpacks With Laptop Compartments
About Guide James Martin of Europe For Visitors has put together a list of seven of his favorite backpack choices that accommodate photo equipment and laptops. Protect your expensive gear!

Top Five Carry-On Bags
James Martin, your About.com guide to "Europe for Visitors", has researched the best airline carry-on bags here. Traveling light is traveling smart - no waiting in baggage pick-up means you hit the streets in search of adventure that much sooner!

Flashpacker Guide to a Laptop Backpack With Travel Gadgets
Flashpacker is a new buzzword for student travelers and young at heart backpackers whose defining characteristics are hauling tattered backpacks bulging with travel tech gadgets into hoity hotels. We pack cargo pockets with PDA’s or global phones, and find wifi. Walk through getting the best laptop backpack and the flashpacker gadgets, step by...

Packing Light and Smart for International Trips
Student travelers may be hopping continents and moving frequently and don't need to drag mounds of luggage around the world. Here's a quick tip on packing the most poundage possible into a small bag without wrinkling clothes.

Online Conversion - Convert Anything From Weight to Size
Handy for metric conversion. Temperature, speed, volume, weight and mass, computer-ese, date and time, cooking, angles, area, power, energy, density, force, pressure, astronomical, numbers, finance, clothing sizes, light, torque, viscosity, frequency, acceleration, flow rate.

Stash Your Cash Safely With a Money Belt
Carry cash safely in a money belt while traveling. Looks like a normal belt; only you know that the interior of the money belt zips open to reveal a secret compartment where you can hide your moolah or other valuables.

Anorak Rain Jacket Folds Into Pillow
Water repellant anorak rain jacket folds into comfortable fleece lined pillow.

Graduation Gifts for Travelers
Graduation gift time! If your favorite graduate is planning travel after graduation, finding a graduation gift becomes truly fun. Traveling high school and college graduates need some basics as graduation gifts, and a few premium graduation gifts for travelers will really make your graduate's world go 'round. Read on for graduation gift ideas for travelers -- tuck everything into a great travel bag for a complete graduation gift.

Packing a Backpack With Tech Gadgets - a Step by Step Guide to Packing a...
What to do with all those travel tech gadgets? How do student travelers carry them? By packing a laptop backpack with them, of course -- a computer backpack would be the king of travel tech gadgets. Let's take a look at a very cool candidate and fill it with awesome travel tech gadgets, step by step.

Keeping Money and Valuables Dry and Safe
It's a perennial problem - you're at the beach and need money for food and drink, but you can't leave your valuables unguarded on the sand while you take the plunge. The Sealpak solves that - put your valuables inside this waterproof pack and dive in!

Shake Awake Vibrating Alarm Clock
A travel alarm clock that gently shakes you awake: put this vibrating alarm clock under your pillow for a mellow wake up call. The Shake Awake clock is the answer for the student traveler who doesn't want to disturb others in a hostel or a boon for the hearing impaired.

Best Men's Travel Gear -Best Men's Travel Clothes and Accessories
Top picks for the best men's travel gear -- list includes best travel clothing like travel shirt, travel pants, travel shoes, men's travel hat and an iPod hoodie and travel accessories like the best travel watch and a very trick travel razor.

Flashpacker Guide to a Laptop Backpack With Travel Gadgets
Flashpacker is a new buzzword for student travelers and young at heart backpackers whose defining characteristics are hauling tattered backpacks bulging with travel tech gadgets into hoity hotels. We pack cargo pockets with PDA’s or global phones, and find wifi. Walk through getting the best laptop backpack and the flashpacker gadgets, step by...

Best Women's Travel Gear - Best Travel Clothes and Accessori
Women's travel gear needs to be strong, light and long-lasting -- but most women's clothing is not. Exceptions: best travel shirt, zip off travel pants, women's travel vest and a packable hat. Find clothes, comfy travel flip flops and women's travel accessories (safety gadgets, makeup/sunscreen, gal-only personal gear and shoulder bag) in this...

How to Keep Your Technology Safe on the Road
Keeping your technology functioning while you're traveling the world.

What's in my Backpack

Packing Cubes: A Worthwhile Travel Investment
Packing cubes are something every traveler should consider bring with them when they travel -- they help keep your backpack organized and save you time and energy when you need to unpack your backpack.

Should you Buy a Top-Loading or Front-Loading Backpack?
Choosing a front-loading or top-loading backpack is one of the toughest decisions you can make as a backpacker. Here we look at the advantages of each.

Is a DSLR or Point & Shoot Best for Travel?

Why You Should Pack a Sarong in Your Backpack
A sarong is one of the most versatile items you can take traveling with you -- you can use it to cover up, help you sleep, provide privacy and even use one as a towel!

5 Essential Travel Items You'd Never Think to Pack
The five items that have proved to be the most useful while I've been traveling -- they definitely weren't what I expected them to be when I first left!

Which Shoes Are Best for Backpacking?
Deciding how many pairs of shoes to take on your trip can be tough. We run through the different options and help you choose which is right for you.

Should You Carry a Hammock While Traveling?
Traveling with a hammock can save you money on accommodation, allow you to camp as you travel and offer comfort on the road. Are there any disadvantages?

Should You Travel With a Smartphone?
There has been a huge shift in the travel experience since the invention of smartphones. Should you travel with a phone or leave it behind?

What Size Backpack is Right For You?

5 Make Up Essentials for Travel
Travel makes you low maintenance, so how much make up should you really carry with you? We share travel beauty essentials and what to leave behind.

Saving Space With Toiletries When Traveling
One of the easiest ways to save space when traveling is with your toiletries. Tips include traveling with solid shampoo and relying on hotel essentials.

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