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Whether you’re looking for recommendations on a new suitcase or how best to use a packing cube, our travel experts have a guide for you.

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Stocking stuffers to check off all the travelers on your list.
We dug through hundreds of Cyber Week deals to find the best offers for hotels, luggage, cruises, and more.
The sleek model from Peak Design is so compact it will fit neatly into the water bottle sleeve of your backpack. Get it for up to $97 off this Cyber Week.
You should always wear compression socks when you fly. Get our favorite pair for as little as $21 during Bombas’s holiday sales.
The travel-size version of Rumpl’s sleeping bag–inspired blanket keeps me warm even when the AC is blasting at 30,000 feet. Get it for only $74 now.
Thanks to its smart design, this Cotopaxi travel pack is a carry-on, duffel, and backpack, all in one. Get it for only $150 during REI’s Gear Up Get Out sale.
As hotels ban mini shampoo bottles, a good travel-size option is more important than ever.
For the first time ever, Away is offering discounts on every single color, size, and type of suitcase it sells.
Even luggage brands are getting in on the ’90s and Y2K-era trends these days.
These are the best bottles, accessories, and trips to give wine lovers this year.
We dug through all 104 items on the doyenne’s list to find the best travel gifts she recommends this year.
Delight the travel lover in your life—and feel good about your holiday shopping this year—with these 23 gift ideas from small businesses around the world.
Left it to the last minute? Don’t fret about shipping deadlines with these travel gift cards and memberships designed to be ordered now and used later.
From Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego to your own backyard, EcoFlow’s portable power station pairs with the latest RVs, vans, and other vehicles to make all your adventures safer, more comfortable, and more fun.
These useful travel accessories put the fun in functional.
AFAR editors and contributors weigh in on the best travel gifts to give this holiday season, including sleep headphones, our go-to travel shoes, and the hotel bathrobe we’re tempted to steal.
Finding the right travel pillow is a must for getting better sleep at 40,000 feet.
Do you fold your clothes, roll them, or just throw everything into your suitcase? Whatever your method, there’s a better way to pack and sort your travel belongings.
Here’s one editor’s honest review of the Away Bigger Carry-On.
If you’re boycotting the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale, you can still find great travel deals at these alternative sales right now.
Stock up on shoes, bags, and camping gear from AFAR’s Best of lists during the REI Labor Day Sale, which runs through September 5, 2022.
These companies are about not only about buying less but also buying better.
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