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A Smart Italian Audio Course: My Experience with “Think in Italian”

Your Italian Guide Mose Hayward Thoughtless Polyglot On my way to learning Italian I’ve tried out many books, apps, and podcasts. This review will focus on the audio-based course Think in Italian, which turned out to be something I wish I had picked up much earlier in my journey. It’s not a perfect course but […]

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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 Wheeled Series vs Osprey Ozone Convertible Rolling Bags

UPDATE: These super handy luggage pieces are discontinued (though some people still do find them on Amazon, at times, at the links below). Boo, Osprey. You can check out our reviews of the newer models of Osprey rolling travel bags here. What are the differences between the Osprey Ozone Wheeled series and the Osprey Ozone

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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This article is a bit out of date!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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The Osprey Meridian 60 vs. Ozone Convertible 50 vs. Sojourn 45: A Careful Comparison of the Carry-On Wheeled Backpacks

Update: These three lovely pieces from Osprey are discontinued and usually no longer available (though you may sometimes still get lucky with the Amazon links below. But we have updates more on the current best rolling backpacks for travel from Osprey and others. Osprey makes three convertible carry-on-sized rolling backpacks: the Osprey Meridian 60L, Osprey

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Large (28″) Osprey Wheeled Backpacks Compared: Meridian vs. Ozone Convertible vs. Sojourn

Update 2023: These packs are mostly discontinued (though you may get lucky on a few of the links below, and even find some at a discount. Our recommendations for current model Osprey Wheeled Travel Backpacks are here. We analyzed Osprey’s three full-size convertible (backpack/wheeled combo) luggage options to uncover the key functional differences and find out which pack

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Top Foldable Luggage Carts Compared

We’ve compared every popular luggage cart in terms of price, weight, size, features, and carrying capacity; we’ve also considered reactions from online reviewers (eliminating the fakes!) and luggage brand reliability as reported by America’s Consumer Reports and European consumer organizations. While for travel purposes we tend to prefer both large or carry-on wheeled travel packs, there are

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