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The Best Universal Power Plug Adapter for Travel

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The Best EU- and TSA-Compliant Travel Corkscrew for Opening Wine While Travelling

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The Best Small Toiletry Bag We’ve Tried Out

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The Best USB-C Mobile Power Banks — for Nexus, MacBooks, OnePlus 2 and More

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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, …

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 stop at any electronics store or …

At this point we’ve spent decades on the road — as well as decades uncorking wine.  It was finally time to take a good hard look at our road uncorking options. All too often we have wound up in some cheap tourist apartment, hostel, or campsite sans that most basic of basic necessities: the corkscrew. …

We recently tested out our top-recommended USB-C battery, the Anker PowerCore+ 20,100 with the Samsung Chromebook Plus. Reports had been great on its use with a variety of USB-C phones, laptops, and tablets, but we wanted to see how well it would work with the latest Chromebook from Samsung. Our assumption is that a laptop user who …

We got a bit obessed with researching toiletry bags. That’s because we’ve blown through lots of crummy ones in our decades of constant travel. Standard bags leak, fall apart, and aren’t much better than a plastic ziplock bag. We’re thus delighted to have found one that we can really get behind. This article is mainly for those needing to …

To find the best portable battery to provide backup juice to USB-C devices (Macbooks, Nexus phones, and more), we devoured the extant consumer advocate and press reviews, as well as customer complaints and raves across blogs, YouTube, Amazon comments, and tech geek forums. The best deal we have found at the moment is the . But we’ll also point out a decent cheaper, somewhat-lighter …

Sure, you could take a bottle of wine on a picnic in Italy, on a flask of vodka on the overnight train from Saint Petersburg to Moscow. But the best road drinking gear comes from Spain: the bota. These drink sacks are made from leather with an inside lining of goat bladder, pitch or — nowadays …