Obsessive Research for Smoother Travel

We’re wanderers, and we travel light. So we make sure that the few things we do carry work really well. I’ve been on the road for most of the past 15 years, so this has become an obsession. I’m happy to be joined here by a few more writers and researchers who think likewise.

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.

Mose & co.

We Know Worthwhile Luggage

For years we’ve obsessively reviewed the most lightweight yet durable luggage for frequent and long-term travel. We love backpacks, but think wheels are not an invention to be ignored, and thus generally prefer combination rolling backpacks.

The Differences in the Top Eleven Osprey Daypacks — And How to Choose the Perfect Daytime Backpack

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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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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.

 

A Train Inspector Reveals: The Top Five Most Beautiful, Thrilling Rides in Switzerland

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Our Best Schemes for Cheap Train Tickets in France

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Can I Take Fido? Top Tips for Riding European Trains With Dogs

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Our Test Results: The Best Train Booking Platform for Europe

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What You Never Knew about European Trains — Secrets from a Ticket Inspector

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Portable Bluetooth Speakers

What's the point of travelling without tunes? We always carry a portable Bluetooth speaker, and we've tried out just about everything so we've got a few opinions on what's best.

I’ve been travelling the world for a decade and a half, and no matter how much I whittle down my luggage to the bare essentials, I always have room for a small speaker. I love to follow my podcasts, I to share and discover music with people from all over the world, and to improvise …

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We’ve been carefully analyzing dozens of Bluetooth speakers for years, and we also love gardening, so we were happy to approach the question of how best to combine the two. We’ve found that listening to podcasts and music while weeding (especially with a stand-up weeder) makes the whole venture a lot more enjoyable. We went …

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Our vast research project looked at the largest and loudest Bluetooth speakers. We focused particularly on those that sound great but are still portable enough to be taken out for beach parties, boating, patio soirées, tailgating parties, etc. The market is saturated, to say the least, which is great: there’s something for any taste. Further …

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We’ve analyzed all of the teeniest Bluetooth speaker options out  there — those that are small enough to be clipped or strapped onto clothing, or slide into a pocket. For now, we’ve got one main recommendation. We’ll list a few other cheap tiny options later in this piece as well. Our Top Pick for Tiny, Wearable …

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