Obsessive Research for Smoother Travel

We’re wanderers, and we travel light. So we take care to make sure that the few things we do carry work really well.

This site is our little passion project to carefully analyze and review the tools that make our nomadism a bit more enjoyable. We hope the info will help for your wanderings as well.

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The Best Large Wheeled Travel Backpack for Long-Term Travel

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Rolling Carry-On Backpacks: What to Buy, What to Avoid

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The Best of Rolling Women’s Laptop Bags, Purses and Carry-Ons

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Rolling Laptop Bags: What’s Great, and What’s Junk

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Our Advice on the Most Durable Rolling Backpacks for Kids

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Top Foldable Luggage Carts Compared

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Travel Accessories

A few small things that make travel much smoother

In our years of travel we’ve tried out loads of too-flimsy or too-bulky power adapters, and have always been hungry to find the one plug that could do it all without weighing us down. It’s the key travel gadget that makes all other travel gadgets possible. Sure, you can stop at any electronics store or …

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At this point we’ve spent decades on the road — as well as decades uncorking wine.  It was finally time to take a good hard look at our road uncorking options. All too often we have wound up in some cheap tourist apartment, hostel, or campsite sans that most basic of basic necessities: the corkscrew. …

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Sure, you could take a bottle of wine on a picnic in Italy, or a flask of vodka on the Peter-Moscow overnight train. But the best road drinking gear is Spanish: the bota. These drink sacks are made from leather with an inner lining of goat bladder, pitch or — nowadays — more durable, food-safe latex. The chief …

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We got a bit obessed with researching toiletry bags. That’s because we’ve blown through lots of crummy ones in our decades of constant travel. Standard bags leak, fall apart, and aren’t much better than a plastic ziplock bag. We’re thus delighted to have found one that we can really get behind. This article is mainly for those needing to …

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Better Train Booking for Europe

The booking process for the continent's official national train websites can be awful, particularly for non-Europeans.

We love riding the rails in Europe and have done so for a few decades between us. So we’ve put together a complete guide to riding European trains.

We’ve also gained insights from a train inspector about what it’s like to be on the other side of the adventure.

And finally, we’ve analyzed all of the options and uncovered the most convenient (and cheapest) way to buy European train tickets online.

 

The Best Bluetooth Speaker for Gardening

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The Best Bluetooth Speaker for Travel 2018

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Cheap, Ultra-Portable Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones: The Blitzwolf BW-ANC1

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The Loudest Bluetooth Speakers — Which Sounds Best?

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The Best Tiny, Wearable Bluetooth Speaker

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