Travel Accessories

Our Top Choices in Minimalist Toiletry Bags—Simple, No-Frills, and Ultra-Lightweight

Your Guide Mose Hayward Minimalist Packing Nerd What’s the best minimalist toiletry bag? It depends a bit on what you mean by “minimalist”—we’ve experimented in our constant travels with both solutions for simplicity in design and for travelling very light. Be warned that the solutions we review here are not for those who travel with […]

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The Danger of USB Charge Points — and How to Charge Your Devices in Public Safely

I am not a super spy, with secrets to keep. But I also don’t really want to get my devices all gunked up with the viruses that governments are using to go after each other. I recently dove into the research on the perils of using public USB charge points in airports, trains, buses, libraries,

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The Best Universal Power Plug Adapter for Travel with Fast-Charging USB-C

Your Guide Mose Hayward Travel Nerd In our years of travel we’ve tried out loads of too-flimsy or too-bulky power adapters, and have always been hungry to find the one plug that could do it all without weighing us down. It’s the key travel gadget that makes all other travel gadgets possible. Sure, you can

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My Favorite Portable Second Screen So Far: Review of the Mobile Pixels Duex Pro

Your Guide Mose Hayward Traveling Writer I was certainly sceptical of the the as a second screen for laptops, but also desperate to find a travel monitor with a quality image and that would work as part of a portable standing desk setup. And so I arrived at the Duex Pro. The fact that it

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Review of the Osprey UltraLight Zip Organizer—After Years of Constant Travel Use

Your Guide Mose Hayward Minimalist Vagabond I have used the Osprey UltraLight Zip Organizer for over four years of nearly constant travel, and yes, in that period I have frequently brushed my teeth, shaved, and even showered. This small toiletry bag has stood by me for all of those adventures, storing and organizing my implements

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The Travel Water Bottles that Collapse Down the Smallest—Reviewed

Your Minimalist Guide Mose Hayward Likes Foldable Stuff I get thirsty, but I hate buying plastic bottles of water. And I hate taking up extra space in my pack; I’m a minimalist travel packer, after all. The solution is collapsible water bottles. I’ve tried a number of them and nothing is perfect, but there are

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