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Stories from the road and tips & travel hacks.

Shayla Christine: A full-time traveler of 2+ years

Shayla, a long-term traveler of 2 years, shares her travel tips.

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A Clean Getaway Airline Seat Slip Cover

An odd airplane seat cover that’s guaranteed to upset everyone in the boarding line behind you as you slip this thing onto your chair.

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Tiago Almeida: Living Life out of One Bag

A front-end developer working on a product that he loves while traveling the world.

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Laptop Stand Showdown: The Roost 2.0 vs. the Nexstand K2

We took a look at two of the best laptop stands on the market—perfect for digital nomads who are tired of hunching over their laptop.

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Soarigami Airplane Portable Armrest Extender/Divider

A really weird way to make the armrest on a plane a little bit bigger for you & your neighbor.

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Heidi & John Hakala: Nomadic Trailer Travelers

A husband & wife writer, blogger, and full-time adventurer team shares their favorite travel gear and tips with us.

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Phil Oliver: Jeep Driving Drifter & Zen Photographer

Phil’s love of travel began with annual family vacations to New England and since then, it has taken him far and wide. From a compressible, inflatable airplane pillow to an ultralight dry bag, Phil’s gear recommendations are great for the well-experienced traveler.

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Samantha Schaible: Country-Hopping Digital Nomad

At age 25, Samantha decided to break the monotony of her routine and explore the world. She shares her vision for a portable clothing dryer (how great would that be?) and a versatile travel tote that also looks good.

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Dan Taylr: Eco-Conscious Industrial Designer

Traveling through Southeast Asia and avoiding typical tourist destinations, Dan Taylr walks us through his favorite gear and some travel tips.

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Carry On Bag Sizes

Weight limits for carryon luggage on every airline around the world.

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Frances Beatty: Wanderer & Wedding Photographer

Frances shares her favorite travel tips with us including how she chooses the camera gear to take with her on any given trip, as well as a nice little gesture to brighten the day of airline staff members. 

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Connect-A-Desk

This odd contraption creates a portable stand up desk that you can use … well … anywhere.

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Francis Villanueva: Engineer & Gadget Minimalist

Minimalist travel tips, USB-based gadget charging, and a strategy for warming up a cold airplane-food-bread-roll at 40,000 feet.

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Meet Meat Ruck Backpack

This bag makes it look like there’s a big slab of meat on your back.

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Jesi Hoolihan: Business Trip Titan

A manager who travels for work more than half the year, Jesi shares her tips on staying balanced and looking sharp while on the move (plus her favorite travel item that always saves the day before a big meeting). 

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Modo Bag

Packing is hard. So is walking (apparently). Introducing the Modo Bag, the world’s first motorcycle/suitcase hybrid.

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Pack Hacker has Launched!

Hello! We’re excited to (officially) introduce ourselves. Learn more about us (including how the idea for Pack Hacker was born) in this note from our founder, Tom Wahlin.

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