This Fully Autonomous Suitcase Will Follow You Around the Airport

There’s a new player in the “luggage of the future” race — Travelmate. It’s described as the first fully autonomous suitcase — once you pair it with your smartphone, it’ll follow you around, avoiding all obstacles in the process. The bag can travel both horizontally and vertically, includes a rechargeable battery (which lasts four hours when in…

5 Ways the Airline Industry Could Improve — According to Teens

Most aspects of air travel are out of our hands, at times leading to stressful situations for even the most seasoned travelers — for younger flyers, especially those traveling on their own, that level of stress is only amplified. Lucky for the airline industry, this 17-year-old globetrotter has a few suggestions that would make it easier and more enjoyable for everyone — especially…

6 Travel Writers & Bloggers You Should Be Following on Instagram

Fez. Cape Town. Palawan. Biarritz. Brisbane. These are just a few of the exotic destinations you’ll find in the feeds of our favorite travel writers, editors and bloggers, people who, like TPG, travel for a living. Some pen stories for major magazines, others for their own books and blogs, but what they all share is…

Samsung’s Collecting Galaxy Note 7 Phones at Select Airports

When reports first emerged that new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones contained batteries that caused them to catch fire, several airlines immediately acted, more often than not, by stopping people from using them on the plane. Following another incident on a Southwest flight, in which similar explosions were caused by Samsung’s replacement devices, the Department of Transportation…

The Best Lightweight Laptops for Travel

Years ago, traveling with a computer required adding 5–10 pounds of weight for a small laptop with a battery that would hardly last the length of a full movie, let alone an entire flight. Nowadays, things are different, and hitting the road with a laptop in tow isn’t the same burden it once was. Everyone wants to stay…

9 Amazing Travel Accessories for Your New iPhone 7

Whether you’re enjoying the new iPhone 7 or waiting for it to arrive, a number of other accessories have released for it (along with a bunch that can be used by it and other phones and tablets). We’ve already shared about some of the best wireless headphones out there to connect your new phone too, but there…

The Key to a Better Airport Experience Has Just Landed at JFK

Now more than ever, the airport experience is filled with what seems like a never-ending stream of if only’s: if only they had more customer service people working… if only it didn’t take an hour to get through security… if only this coffee didn’t taste like sand. While a decent cup of coffee might still be…

New Credit Card Technology Could Help Eradicate Fraud, But Will Consumers Embrace It?

Pop quiz: Can you rattle off the number of your favorite credit card? Extra credit: What about the customer identification number on the back of the same card? That second three- or four-digit code has been known to trip up even the greatest credit card connoisseurs on occasion, but that’s sort of the point, as it’s…

4 Ways Hotels Have Been Leveraging the Pokémon Go Craze

Pokémon Go fans, rejoice! While many businesses and public venues, from mom-and-pop shops to local libraries, have been getting involved with the worldwide app craze, hotels and resorts, we’re proud to report, have as well. Here’s a look at how properties have been getting in on the game, and how you can turn your next vacation into…

China’s Cargo Ship Elevator Can Lift 7 Million Pounds in Just 40 Minutes

We’re used to seeing elevators transport people or smaller cargo items from one level to another — but a mid-dam elevator for cargo ships is a first. On China’s Yangtze River, the controversial Three Gorges Dam is home to the latest engineering marvel, which cuts the time for cargo ships to get past the dam from three hours to…