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Carry-On! 10 Easy Ideas for Ditching the Checked Bag

Carry-On! 10 Easy Ideas for Ditching the Checked Bag

This post was originally posted on woofd.com where Benjamin J Travel serves as a contributing blogger. woofd.com is a website maintained by a pack of volunteers that span across the globe. This website features articles by guys, for guys, on a range of topics; including but not limited to entertainment, fitness, health, travel, technology and more. I write this post as recovering over-packer; someone that used to check a 50 pound suitcase on just about every trip, no matter how long or short….

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Lover of Travel and Aviation? 20% Off Gear at 08 Left

Lover of Travel and Aviation? 20% Off Gear at 08 Left

As a fan of all things travel and aviation, I am surprised that I hadn’t heard of 08 Left until the end of last year. I cam to discover their site after a good friend and fellow #AvGeek bought me one of their awesome canvas prints. After my first look at their website, I couldn’t decide what to buy first! 08 Left is an #AvGeek shop with aviation and travel-oriented artwork, apparel, household items and accessories. They even have a…

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Travel Style: JORD Wood Watches

Travel Style: JORD Wood Watches

So maybe it’s not specifically travel gear, but who doesn’t need a stylish timepiece to wear on the go? The folks over at JORD wood watches gave me an opportunity to try out one of their beautiful wood watches so I though I’d share my impressions. Let’s just say I’m impressed with the Frankie watch! I received my Frankie watch via mail in one of JORD‘s custom mailing cartons. The Frankie watch comes in different color and wood options but…

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What’s In My Overhead Bin? Ben’s Travel Carry-On Essentials

What’s In My Overhead Bin? Ben’s Travel Carry-On Essentials

Traveling about 200,000 miles per year, there’s a lot of packing (and un-packing) in my routine. Over and over. Every trip is a little different from climates to occasions, but the majority of the time, my carry-on essentials are the same every time.   So what carry-on bag do I use?    Depending on the length of trip, I have three go-to carry-on bags in my closet. Each one well suited for a variety of trips. 1 Day Trips: Timbuk2 Command…

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Travel Gear: My Essentials for Stress-Free Global Travel

Travel Gear: My Essentials for Stress-Free Global Travel

We all pack differently for travel. Some of us can live out of small backpack for a month in Southeast Asia. Some of us check 3 bags for an overnight trip to Phoenix. Most folks fall somewhere in between those two extremes.Throughout my life, my packing style has evolved. Since I’ve become uber-frequent traveler, I’ve been  able shed a lot more unnecessary items in my luggage. I’ve become a much lighter packer and it’s made traveling a whole lot easier….

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