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Air Travel Tips

Everything you need to know to take the pain out of traveling by plane.

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How to Cope With Air-Travel Frustrations
Expert tips to help you keep your seat, your luggage, and your sanity.

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20 Insider Travel Tips

Before snuggling up with a plane blanket or tying a ribbon to your bag, read these tips.
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How to Pack Your Beauty Products

Avoid spills and other suitcase disasters with these tips from seasoned vets.
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Airplane Etiquette

Your in-flight guide to keeping the peace with fellow passengers.
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The Best Rolling Luggage

Ready for a better traveling companion? These bags—ranging from carry-ons to full-size suitcases—will make you wonder how you ever left home without them.
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How to Pack

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Are You an Overpacker?
Do you take along the kitchen sink, or do you travel so lightly that people wonder where, exactly, your bag is?

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Packing Light for a Weekend Trip
You can get through a whole weekend—at the beach, in the country, or in the city—with no more than six key clothing pieces.

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Basic Vacation Essentials Packing Checklist

Who wants to kick off a trip with a round of “I thought you packed it!”s? Skip the recriminations: Use this detailed packing checklist, and you’ll be good to go.

  • Contact lenses and/or glasses, if necessary (consider packing extra pairs, too)
  • Slippers
  • Sunglasses

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