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Study Abroad Packing: What to Bring, What to Leave Behind

Your Guide Mose Hayward Travel Nerd I’ve interviewed former students and a long-time trip leader about what you should pack — and, just as importantly, not pack — for study abroad trips. Add to that my own two study abroad experiences and a decade of living in all sorts of countries for extended periods. The […]

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Rolling Backpacks: For the Lightest, Most Comfortable One-Bag Travel

Your Backpack Tester Mose Hayward Minimalist-ish Vagabond A carry-on backpack that rolls? This, for minimalist travel, is the sweet spot. I’ve traveled constantly with one small rolling backpack or another for the past decade. I have also been updating this article for nearly as long, every time I’ve tried a different wheeled backpack. My favorites

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Osprey Ozone Convertible 22″/50L vs Eagle Creek Expanse Convertible International Carry-On

This article is a bit out of date! The Osprey Ozone Convertible is no longer available. See our recommendations for the best rolling convertible backpack carry-ons from Osprey and others, as well as this comparison of the Expanse convertible rolling backpack carry-on with other similar options from Eagle Creek. We’ve been reviewing rolling travel backpacks

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Foldable Luggage Carts vs. Wheeled Backpacks

2023 update: The specific rolling travel gear featured in this article are mostly no longer being produced; check here for our reviews of the latest rolling travel backpacks. Sometimes we need to hop our luggage up on our backs, but when we can we prefer to roll it around. So what’s better? A dedicated wheeled

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Eagle Creek Switchback International vs. Osprey Ozone Convertible 22: Wheeled Carry-On Backpacks Compared

These models are generally no longer available (though you may have some luck at the links below still, especially on Amazon). But never fear, you dear modern backpackers: We do have recommendations for the best current rolling backpacks for travel. The article below was originally published May 24, 2017 and so is now a bit

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Eagle Creek DoubleBack vs. Switchback International Carry-Ons: Which Is Better?

There are newer versions of these bags available. We cover the three newer versions of rolling carry-on backpacks from Eagle Creek in our comparison review of the Caldera International, Gear Warrior, and Expanse International. We’ve looked at every option out there for wheeled carry-on backpacks, and Eagle Creek pieces were close to the top, but not

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What to Pack for Brazil: The Minimalist’s Checklist for Smoother Travel

We’ve been taking long trips around Brazil for years, and boy, the dumb things we’ve seen our fellow gringos carrying. I suppose it’s hard to know what to pack for Brazil, but heavy clothes, wheeled oversize plastic suitcases, fancy watches — these are all asking for trouble in various ways. The ideal packing checklist for

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The Best Small Toiletry Bags for Travel—for Those Who Can Pack Light

Your Travel Guide Mose Hayward Minimalist-ish We got a bit obsessed 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

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How to Choose Between Eagle Creek Convertible Carry-Ons: The Caldera International, Gear Warrior, and Expanse International

Your Guide Mose Hayward Convertible Backpacker As someone who for for more than a decade has basically lived out of various convertible rolling backpack carry-ons, I feel like I know what to look for when comparing them. So I recently took an interest in the Eagle Creek lineup of bags with both backpack straps and

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The Best Larger, All-in-One Toiletry Bag for Digital Nomadism and Long-Term Travel

Your Guide Mose Hayward Minimalist-ish Traveler We pooled wisdom of a few long-term digital nomads, including especially women, who have somewhat larger arsenals of grooming products, soaps, and cosmetics that they carry for months on the road. The result: our recommendations for larger toiletry bags for travel. In listening to those travellers who carry more

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