Tortuga Setout vs Osprey Farpoint: A Hands-on Review

Side-by-side front view of black Tortuga Setout vs Osprey Farpoint backpacks on grass.

In the world of carry-on travelers, a debate rages: Tortuga Setout vs Osprey Farpoint. Which of these bags comes out on top–or should I say “on back”? Let’s take a closer look at these popular front loading travel backpacks.

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How to Survive Long Flights in Economy: 6 Easy Steps

How to survive long flights in economy - girl walking down airplane aisle pulling suitcase

If you have limited vacation time, learning how to survive long flights in economy is essential. Arriving in a new country feeling sore, hungry, and jet-lagged is no way to start a trip! Fortunately, I’ve learned a few tricks that make long flights comfortable, and even enjoyable.

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The Best Gifts for Hikers Under $100

Best gifts for hikers - backpacking man standing on cliff with mountain view

If you aren’t an outdoor adventurer, the best gifts for hikers may seem a bit strange. Wool socks and water filters aren’t at the top of everyone’s wishlist! But when you’re buying hiking gifts, it’s the practical thought that counts.

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21 Most Instagrammable Places in Europe

Sunset on Venice Grand Canal with gondola in foreground, one of the most Instagrammable places in Europe

Ancient cathedrals, rows of colorful homes, snow-capped mountain villages… If you’re searching for the most Instagrammable places in Europe to fill your feed, you’ve come to the right place!

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How to Create a Minimalist Travel Wardrobe That Isn’t Bland

How to Create a Travel Capsule Wardrobe That Isn't Bland

If baggage fees and heavy luggage are weighing you down, it’s time to embrace the minimalist travel wardrobe trend. Before I created my travel capsule wardrobe, packing felt stressful. It was a guessing game of what outfits to bring, and how much I could stuff into my suitcase before the zippers split open.

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14 Romantic Staycation Ideas for Couples

14 Romantic Staycation Ideas for Couples

In the era of Instagram and #couplegoals, partners are feeling pressured to splurge on exotic holidays and beach vacations. But unless you’re flush with cash and PTO, this jet-setter lifestyle probably isn’t sustainable. Luckily, you don’t need a passport to have a dreamy time with your significant other! Whether you’re after a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway or an affordable day of fun, these staycation ideas for couples keep things close to home. 

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The Best Minimalist Travel Backpack for Carry On

The Best Minimalist Travel Backpack for Carry On

In the past two years of traveling the globe, I haven’t checked a single bag. When it comes to vacation time and money, I don’t want to waste any of it. And with the perfect minimalist travel backpack, you won’t have to either.

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How to Save Money Effectively While Traveling

Save money effectively while traveling: hotel bed

The biggest lesson I’ve learned from traveling is how quickly money disappears (and I don’t mean from pick-pocketing).

When you’re visiting a new place, it’s tempting to blow your budget on conveniences and experiences. Even if you usually save money effectively at home, paying for an hour-long cab ride or Michelin-starred meal while on holiday seems perfectly reasonable. But if your bank account always feels too empty when you return from vacation, you should learn to save money effectively while traveling, too.

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23 Essential Travel Terms and Phrases You Should Know

Essential travel phrases notebook

When you travel abroad, how do you prepare for the best experience possible? Do you search online for the must-see places and best restaurants, read an article or two on travel safety, and call it a day? If you want to make the most of your trip, you should also learn some essential travel terms and phrases.

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