Travel Gear

Tested and recommended by travel veterans

We know travel gear. Our stories below feature advice from choosing the best travel luggage or apparel, to selecting the travel security gear and small items we won’t travel without. If we recommend it, we have used it, and likely still do. Look for our recommendations for the best travel gifts for people who love to travel too.

Flying in comfort: What to pack and wear

Flying in comfort: What to pack and wear

Your ticket is booked, your seat is selected, and you’re packing your bags for upcoming travels. But will you be flying in comfort? And we’re not talking getting an upgrade to premium class. Here are a few things we do and pack to help make flying and arriving more comfortable no matter what class you are flying.

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Gifts for traveling kids (and their parents)

Gifts for traveling kids (and their parents)

Kids are travelers – as are their parents – and sometimes a little safety, education, or entertainment for little ones on the road can be a great choice when you are looking for holiday gifts. Here are a few picks of gifts for traveling kids from HI Travel Tales and our traveling friends.

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Holiday Travel Gift Guide 2015: 10 perfect picks

Holiday Travel Gift Guide 2015: 10 perfect picks

From stocking stuffers to more elegant gift selections or even for those wacky athletic folks, you will be sure to find something in our holiday travel gift guide that will delight even the most selective and picky traveling friend or family member. Now, here are our winning suggestions for your Holiday Travel Gift Guide.

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Travel fitness advice: Packing, clothes and gear

Travel fitness advice: Packing, clothes and gear

What you pack along will have a huge impact on whether you workout or how comfortable you are when you do. A friend of mine used to always have a just-in-case workout bag in his trunk “just in case a workout broke out,” he’d say. And that’s our travel fitness advice too. If you aren’t prepared, you won’t get your healthy fix in.

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Perfect travel gifts for under 45 dollars

Perfect travel gifts for under 45 dollars

The experienced global travel team at HI Travel Tales knows what every business or holiday traveler wants and needs when it comes to receiving perfect travel gifts from family and friends. Little things — often items priced under $45 – can provide convenience and comfort. Or may even help save a little money. With that in mind, here are 10 perfect travel gifts, all under $35, that are sure to become a must-pack of your favorite traveler in the year ahead — the best gifts for people who love to travel.

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Travel Packs: A perfect choice for adventurous travel

Travel Packs: A perfect choice for adventurous travel

If you are off to New Zealand, the Ardennes Mountains or South America and you’re going to be gone for a while hopping on and off planes, trains, automobiles, donkeys and boats, chances are you might want to look at buying into the category of travel packs, rather than schlepping wheeled luggage or a duffel with straps.

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