Packing and Travel Accessories
ABOVE: Unless you're accompanied
by a team of dray horses, pack lightly to moderately for a trip to Europe.
Packing for Europe
From Europe for Visitors, a how-to article based on the premise that
"Happiness lies somewhere between a travel tote and a steamer
trunk." The article includes links to other packing resources.
Killer Bags and Backpacks
Your camera bag, computer tote, or rucksack
could put you in grave danger if you heed a common tip for travelers.
Paper Media Design's stylish but practical
bifold wallet is made of Tyvek, which is thinner, crisper, and more
moisture-resistant than leather.
Antler Size Zero Cabin
This British wheeled upright is
slightly smaller than its U.S. counterparts, but it's remarkably light in
weight, and most European and Asian airlines will accept it as a carry-on bag.
In our quest for the perfect European travel suitcase, we test a fifth-generation
bag from the people who invented "rollaboard" luggage.
Briggs & Riley
The Briggs & Riley U-21NX has some unique features--among them, a patented
"one-touch" expansion device and a lifetime no-questions-asked warranty.
PUP Personal Utility Pouch
If you're tired of looking like a kangaroo and don't need a full-size tote,
ditch your "fanny pack" and wear a PUP around your waist, over your shoulder, or
across your chest. Also see:
GiZmo Travel Bag
Jean Newell improves on the original PUP with a bag that has more space and
better protection against pickpockets. It's especially handy as a more secure
sidekick to a sightseeing daypack.
If you've ever longed to take your Klipschorns on a vacation or business trip, a
Boom Bags 'stereo in a suitcase' may be the perfect travel companion.
The Wine Mummy
Vino Amici's bubble-lined, reusable plastic pouch makes it easier (and safer) to
carry a bottle of wine or liquor in your checked luggage.
Put a spring in your step--literally--with these shock-absorbing shoes, which
prevent sore feet during all-day sightseeing.
SeV turns the travel vest inside out with a stylish, efficient design that
Voyageur Travel Jacket
If you have US $750 to spend on a travel jacket, this handsomely tailored blazer
of water-resistant Ventile cotton may be just the ticket.
If you've ever wanted to buy flowers while traveling, this lightweight folding
travel vase is for you.
The Ultimate Camera Bag
It's made in England, it's a photographer's delight, and it converts into a
travel tote with a snap and a tug.