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The Solar-Powered Adventure Traveler

A reader asked me back in 2008 if there was a way to travel around the world without ever plugging into a wall socket. The answer was “sort of” and it has not gotten much better since then, unfortunately. If you
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10 Gear Gifts Under $20 for the Traveler on Your List

Want to know what gift to get a frequent traveler that will be appreciated? But you don’t want to spend a fortune or take a chance they’ve already got it? These practical travel gear gifts and gadgets will come in handy
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14 Useful Travel Gear Items for $20 or Less

I have spent more than a decade reviewing travel gear in some form or another, six of those as editor of the popular Practical Travel Gear Blog that I sold last summer. I originally started that to highlight the inexpensive but
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Worth Packing Now: a Portable Bluetooth Speaker

As technology changes and evolves over the years, it impacts what is small and light enough to pack for every trip. We’re at the point now where you might as well throw in a portable Bluetooth speaker for your trip. The
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Are Your Electronics Ready for the Rigors of the Road?

In my travels and moves abroad, I’ve witnessed many deaths. Not many human ones, actually, but scores of electronic ones. In my own family there’s been a cracked laptop screen (bunched-up x-ray machine in the airport), a broken smartphone screen (dropped