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Get Started Packing Smarter - 10 Simple Tips

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Get Started Packing Smarter - 10 Simple Tips

True travel efficiency doesn’t stop at the selection of your bag. Sure you’ve done the most important part but once you’ve come to embrace the benefits and convenience involved in one-bag travel, there’s a slew of additional resourceful tips at your disposal. For everything from the way you pack to what you should leave behind and how to optimize the space inside your shoes, here are the 10 top proven tips on how to get started packing smarter.  1. Keep a Packing Checklist On Your Phone  Think before you pack. This one is a bit of a no-brainer, but many people are still in the habit of throwing things into a bag without gauging what they need. Planning ahead with a quick list on your phone will undoubtedly save you time, energy, and weight down the line. Cross-check your list with your clothes and gear all laid out to make sure you have everything you need.  Pro tip: save the list! Keep a template with all the essentials you know you’ll need for every trip -- phone charger, toiletries, passport, etc.  2. Use Packing Cubes  Once you make the switch, you’ll realize that life can be divided into two chapters: before packing cubes, and after packing cubes. Packing like with like cuts down on space and keeps things extremely organized.  Plus, once you arrive you’ll be able to quickly throw your packing cubes into drawers or lockers without unloading a mess onto...

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Living Away From Family & Friends - How I Get Through The Holiday Slump

Living Away From Family & Friends - How I Get Through The Holiday Slump

Eight months ago I took a decision that would change my life irrevocably. I left friends, family, and my partner to move from South Africa to South Korea. Instead of pursuing a career in the advertising industry, I chose to venture along the well-worn path of teaching English in Asia. My reasons revolved largely around freedom ‚Äď the financial kind, as well as time freedom. I knew that if I wanted to see more of the world it would require a monumental life shift; something which was nerve-wracking but exciting at the same time. So far, the experience has been...

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Under $100 Gift Guide For The Efficient Traveler

Under $100 Gift Guide For The Efficient Traveler

Efficient travelers are a tough breed to buy for. While they have tons of interests and are always brainstorming the next itinerary, they likely tread lightly. Trinkets and souvenirs won’t cut it, and anything that weighs them down is probably staying behind. Don’t get discouraged -- we’ve got your back. Here is our hand-picked selection of Christmas gifts that will make it onto the packing list of any efficient traveler.  NoliiEvery avid traveler loves a good gadget. Tools that genuinely make life more convenient and efficient are hard to come by. Sometimes the need isn’t really there, and sometimes they end up as clutter after no more than a few uses, but this isn’t the case with Nolii. Nolii makes a line of functional, multi-purpose gadgets that could change the life of any traveler. When it comes to charging, their portable power banks, cables, and plugs make it easy to stay connected while you’re on the move. Seamlessly fold plugs into whichever outlets are available and get a kevlar-reinforced docking base to make them feel...

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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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5 Best Wash Bag Products For Winter 2019

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5 Best Wash Bag Products For Winter 2019

The humble washbag deserves far more credit than we give it. For travelers who dart between different destinations, it holds the secrets to looking and smelling good. After all, what’s worse than being stuck with the bog-standard hotel soap and shampoo when you have your own personal grooming routine that you rely on to get you through meetings, pitches and after-work drinks? In addition to your standard toothbrush, deo, and signature cologne, here are five best wash bag products for the upcoming winter. Moisturiser Winter can be particularly harsh on the skin, as exposure to cold, dry air can strip...

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The One Question I Ask Myself At Every Boarding Gate

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The One Question I Ask Myself At Every Boarding Gate

Picture this: you arrive at the airport comfortably ahead of schedule, you check in, cruise through security uneventfully, grab your MacBook, and sit at your gate. And then, something curious happens. Over the loudspeaker you hear the announcement that your flight has begun initial boarding. Initial boarding -- the words themselves seem to immediately cue anxiety. ‚ÄúWhere‚Äôs my phone? My boarding pass? My everything?‚ÄĚ Chaos ensues. Commotion starts, people start shotgunning what remains of their coffee, inhaling food, and hurriedly racing to jostle for a position in line. Why though, do we do this? Why do people queue so early...

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How To Build A Winter Travel Capsule Wardrobe That Works

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How To Build A Winter Travel Capsule Wardrobe That Works

Winter is a particularly tricky season to pack for.

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Keeping Your Gadgets Safe While You Travel - 7 Practical Tips

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Keeping Your Gadgets Safe While You Travel - 7 Practical Tips

If there’s one thing that separates regular travellers from expert travellers, it’s their ability to keep precious cargo safe and orderly while on the move.

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