Category Archives: Air Travel

A Legendary Hot Air Balloon Pilot Died After a Bizarre Crash. It Still Doesn‘t Make Sense.

It took a few minutes for passengers aboard the hot-air balloon to notice that their pilot had gone silent. Brian Boland was no longer pointing out ridgelines rising above recently mowed fields in the Connecticut River Valley, or the land curvatures where geologists believe Africa was once connected to the North American continent. Instead, he […]

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Our Top Picks for Traveling in Comfort and Style

Traveling is difficult. The hustle, the sweat, and the long periods of waiting can feel unbearable. That’s why having the right gear is so critical. We rounded up some of our writers’ favorite travel upgrades to make your next trip not just more bearable, but more enjoyable. Check them out. Eagle Creek Pack-It Mixed Cube […]

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The Best Travel Packs for the Restless Adventurer

REI Co-op Flash 18L ($40) (Photo: Courtesy REI) Best Crossover Potential Our minimalist testers were drawn to this year’s version of the Flash 18. The pack’s drawstring closure makes it easy to secure and get out the door in a jiff. Want to cut weight? Leave the chest strap and waist belt behind. Planning a […]

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