TPG Staff Picks for Best Luggage

Are you in the market for some new luggage? TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino recently asked TPG’s editorial staff to share their favorite suitcases. Here are their recommendations for your next great travel bag, plus a few of her own.  TPG readers are constantly asking us about our favorite luggage and wondering what bags and suitcases…

This Smart Suitcase is Designed to Climb Up and Down Stairs

When it comes to choosing the best piece of luggage for any type of trip, wheels are pretty much essential. While a rolling suitcase can do wonders in lessening the stress you put on your body when you’re forced to drag your luggage from Point A to Point B, there’s one place where all the…

9 Essential Things to Pack for a Trip to Cuba

Last week, TPG Senior Editor Kaeli Conforti was in Cuba on the first US cruise to the country in more than 50 years. Stay tuned for more fantastic Cuba content, including this go-to list of essential items to bring with you on a trip to this unique country. Be sure to keep up with her travels on Twitter and…

7 Great Low-Tech Travel Accessories for $15 or Less

With the holiday travel season upon us, TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten offers his recommendations for travel accessories that are so simple and inexpensive, anyone can use and afford them. (All photos are courtesy of Amazon.com, unless otherwise noted.) There are a lot of great electronic gadgets and apps out there to help make traveling…

7 Things Families with Young Kids Should Pack for Travel

Having the right gear can make all the difference while traveling internationally, or even domestically. You can find thousands of opinions on travel gear, but TPG Contributor Jessica Lawler suggests that families with young children shouldn’t travel without these seven items. 1. The Ergobaby Carrier. Being hands-free while traveling is essential for parents. While we bring this carrier for our…

What to Pack for a Warzone (or Other Travel Adventures)

Delayed luggage? An insane thunderstorm? Unexpected power outage or lack of hot water when you arrive? It’s all par for the course for new TPG Contributor Muhammad Lila, a foreign correspondent who focuses on reporting stories in hostile conditions. In this post, he reveals the five items that can help get you through any volatile…

What Are Your Favorite Noise-Canceling Headphones?

TPG reader Marcus tweeted me to ask about travel gear: @thepointsguy – “What are your favorite noise-canceling headphones for travel?” I think it’s important to have a great pair of headphones for air travel. It’s nice to be able to control your airplane environment, and even if you’re flying in first class, it can get loud. People…

7 Travel Wallets to Bring on Your Next Trip

The Points Guy himself brings along two wallets while traveling: a smaller one for everyday use that can hold an ID, a little cash and some of his favorite credit cards, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Amex Platinum (both of which have no foreign transaction fees), and a larger wallet to hold extra credit cards and copies of travel documents in the event of…

Unclaimed Baggage Center: The Shop for Lost Luggage

When suitcases or carry-ons at US airports can’t be traced back to their owners, they might head off to another destination: the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama. TPG Contributor Michele Herrmann spoke with the center’s Brand Ambassador Brenda Cantrell to learn more – and find out how to prevent your bag from going there….

9 Tips to Save on Baggage Fees

Baggage fees can add up quickly — if you’re not careful, you can wind up with a big bill at check-in. Today, TPG Contributor Matthew Zuzolo looks at some tricks to take a load off your mind and save on extra baggage fees. 1. Get a credit card with related benefits. There are a few credit cards available that offer annual…