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Travel Trendsetters: A Light-Hearted Look at Laptop Lifestyles with Giang Cao’s Very Nomad Problems

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Travel Trendsetters: A Light-Hearted Look at Laptop Lifestyles with Giang Cao’s Very Nomad Problems

In the Instagram age, it can seem like digital nomads are living a flawlessly glamorous existence. People in the industry, however, will know that this isn't always the case and no one captures this quite as thoughtfully as Giang Cao. Originally from Vietnam, Giang now lives a location-less existence as an illustrator and graphic designer.Her online comic Very Nomad Problems shines a humorous light on the everyday struggle of choosing this way of life. She releases a new comic every Tuesday, which you can keep up to date with by joining the mailing list on her website or liking the...

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Two Secret Weapons That Make Our Bags Last

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Two Secret Weapons That Make Our Bags Last

Not all travel backpacks are created equal. The Arcido concept was born out of a need for convenience; for travelers who demanded a superior product that made their travels infinitely easier. Comfort and utility coupled with sound design principles make the Arcido brand a contender for one of the best travel carry on bags on the market today.  There are two key elements, which are often overlooked, that makes our bags the most durable option for carryon luggage.  Kodra Fabric  Recognizing the challenges of everyday commuters, the hard-wearing but tactile qualities of this material were our first choice for protection against the elements. The rigors of air travel, in particular, can take their toll on luggage, as bags are constantly hauled, dropped and scuffed.  Kodra is a modern fabric based on Cordura, originally developed and used...

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