How to: Use Vacuum-Sealed Compression Bags for Packing Luggage

How to: Use Vacuum-Sealed Compression Bags for Packing Luggage

If you've ever seen those vacuum-sealed bags on infomercials, where you suck the air out of a bag full of sweaters, blankets, and jackets, you may not have considered using them to pack your luggage. 

But they are brilliant. And with a compression bag - where you squeeze the air out of a small valve - you don't need a vacuum cleaner. 

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The Most Accurate 2D Map of the World, Ever.

The Most Accurate 2D Map of the World, Ever.

We all know there is some distortion in every flat map; an accurate representation of the spherical earth is an impossible task on a two-dimensional map. Yet this new map, from Japanese designer and artist Hajime Narukawa and his design firm AuthaGraph, just took home Japan’s most coveted design award, aptly (if not creatively) named the Good Design Award.

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As Travel Sites Expand Their Reach, a Trail of Complaints Suggests Online Booking May Not Be the Best Choice for Consumers

As Travel Sites Expand Their Reach, a Trail of Complaints Suggests Online Booking May Not Be the Best Choice for Consumers

Usage of traditional travel agents has been growing for four straight years, according to MMGY, with the fastest growth from time-pressed Millennials, who value convenience and service over playing travel agent on their smartphones and tablets. Travel-industry suppliers are not helping customers, either, with their unbundled pricing and myriad surcharges, which make figuring out what’s the best deal more time-consuming than ever for novices and experienced travelers alike.

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