Travel

How to Safely Use Airbnb for Your Next Family Vacation

Leigh Gallagher, the author of The Airbnb Story, shares her tips.

Here’s What Happens to the Coins You Throw in Fountains

You could say the Vatican is swimming in the money.

American Girl Just Released Its First Boy Doll

The company is also unveiling new diverse dolls—and bringing back an old favorite.

The Weird Way Your State Affects Your Relationship

There might be a reason all your exes live in Texas.

These Are the Best Bookstores of 2017

How many are on your list to visit?

Air Travel Tips

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

Basic Vacation Essentials Packing Checklist

Even the best-laid vacation plans can be easily dashed by something as simple as forgetting to pack the creature comforts and small necessities that you, well, need. Frustratingly, it always seems to be the obvious, everyday things that you use all the time (your glasses, for example, or your toothbrush—doh!) that get left out of the suitcase, and consequently left behind. But fear not—we’ve come up with this handy list to ensure that exact scenario never happens again, and that you can confidently head off on your next trip sans that nagging “I think I’m forgetting something” feeling. Conveniently broken down into categories that include everything from health and beauty items to “equipment” like batteries and phone chargers, and structured in interactive, checklist form, tick each box as you pack each essential away, and you’ll be prepared for stress-free fun, wherever you’re headed. (We intentionally left out clothing since that varies so widely, but try our Beach Vacation Packing List for a comprehensive review of what you’ll need if you’re heading somewhere warm, or our Ski Trip Packing Checklist if you’re bound for colder climes). Bon voyage!

How to Pack Your Beauty Products

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