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Meeting the Drying Challenge

Conclusion of the series, “Doing Your Own Laundry on the Road” You’ve washed and rinsed your clothes by hand. Now they’re clean . . . and wet. The final step is making sure they dry sufficiently. Most hotels discourage guests … Continue reading

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Roadworthy Illumination

While traveling in places where light is inadequate, it’s difficult trying to read printed books, maps, and brochures. Years ago I solved the problem with a lightweight folding book light from Lumatec that also happens to double as a flashlight. … Continue reading

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One Small Tube, Many Travel Uses

The trick to packing light is squeezing as many uses out of one item as humanly possible. That’s why I always take a small tube of petroleum jelly in my carryon. Just like hand-sanitizer, this inexpensive product has dozens of … Continue reading

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Dehydrate Your Hair Conditioner

One of the biggest challenges of flying with just a carryon is how to limit your liquids and gels to what will fit into a quart-size zip-top bag. Did you know that one such elimination can be hair conditioner? Now, … Continue reading

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