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Gear Guide

The Hunt for the Ultimate Toiletry Case: 7 Great Finds

By SHANNON KELLY

Tumi Voyageur Monaco toiletry bag

What makes the perfect toiletry bag? It depends a bit on how many products you travel with and how long you intend to travel, but in general, a toiletry case should have some key features:

  • waterproof
  • durable
  • has separated compartments for organization and possible spillage
  • opens up completely so you can see contents (we hate those open-from-the-top-only bags: they’re black holes)
  • can be hung on a hook, rail or doorknob
  • is as compact as possible given what it holds

Here are seven toiletry bags and cosmetics cases that meet our criteria. (more…)

Father’s Day Travel Gift Guide: 12 Ideas for Dads

By SHANNON KELLY

A dozen dad gifts for the father who gets out of doors, out on the road or just has a penchant for travel-friendly gadgets.

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5 Must-Have Items for Your Next Family Road Trip

By SHANNON KELLY

There are only so many times a parent can listen to the Kidz Bop version of “A Pocketful of Sunshine” without driving off the road in protest. To avoid multimedia overload, prevent meltdowns of the I-dropped-my-favourite-stuffed-animals (and my juice box, too!) variety and other en-route calamities, CanadianFamily.ca has compiled a list of five essentials for a kid-friendly road trip. (more…)

Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Travel-Lovin’ Mamas

By SHANNON KELLY

A dozen ideas for moms who travel this Mother’s Day—no matter what her style! (more…)

18 Novel Travel Inventions, from Innovative to Odd

By SHANNON KELLY

The AirTrain brings clean air to train travel through the power of plants

You may not need a laptop kitchen, a suitcase that doubles as a scooter or an underwater camera the size of a strawberry, but they’re out there nonetheless. Ranging from ingenious to befuddling, these travel-minded products are undeniably fun to peruse. (more…)

Keep Cool (and Warm) on Vacation with Climate-Control Clothing

By JOANNE LATIMER

Dressing for the “getting-there” part of travel can be more difficult than packing for your trip. What do you wear to prepare for chilly flights that become too warm if you’re stuck on the tarmac and for the climate you’re leaving as well as the one you’re going to? And how can you be both comfortable and stylish (more…)

6 Incredibly Cool Eco-Friendly Travel Accessories

We’ve deemed April Earth Month at Where.ca, with a series of stories all about eco-friendly, sustainable travel. Go green!

By AMANDA HALM

1. JOOS Orange, 2. Baby Bobble water bottle, 3. Hadaki Lug Around Pod, 4. Iqua Sun, 5. LUSH shampoo bar, 6. Drop Bedol Water Alarm Clock

When planning your next adventure, whether it be a weekend trip or a ’round-the-world expedition, gear up with these six eco-conscious travel accessories and reduce those carbon footprints wherever you go. (more…)

Stash Your Stuff With Hidden-Pocket Undies

By SHANNON KELLY

Men's and women's hidden-pocket undies from Clever Travel Companion

Savvy travellers hide money in some pretty creative places: socks or shoes, bras, wrist cuffs and hats. What they don’t do is use money belts and neck pouches. Thieves have long been hip to those “security” measures.

Some enterprising folks we know have even sewn hidden pockets into their pants, bras or undies. New company Clever Travel Companion has taken the idea commercial with hidden-pocket tank tops, t-shirts, underwear and long underwear for men and women.

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Travel in Comfort: 12 Carry-On Accessories to Keep You Healthy En Route

By SHANNON KELLY

Ever finished your flight, road trip or train ride less than refreshed and not so much ready for your vacation as you are for a nap? (more…)

Beach- and Cruise-Worthy Resort Wear

Photo by Carlos Mendoza

Yesterday we shared our hottest summer destinations to book now. Today, we’ll refer you to FashionMagazine.com on what to wear (emphasis on bright, retro separates) and how to wear it.

Get cracking on your summer vacation wardrobe (you eager beaver, you!) or gear up for a tropical winter getaway.

See the slideshow (FashionMagazine.com).

Travel-Friendly Convertible Winter Coat for New Moms and Moms-to-Be

The M Coat can be worn as maternity outerwear and two ways pre- or post-pregnancy.

Splurging on a maternity coat can seem wasteful, prompting all sorts of makeshift winter wear and exposed-belly dilemmas. Not ideal—especially if you’re planning a “babymoon” this winter. (more…)

12 Stylish Suitcases You Can’t Lose on the Conveyor Belt

Recently, we overheard a woman at baggage claim relaying a sob story to an airline attendant: she had mistakenly taken the wrong suitcase and now hers was nowhere to be found. The luggage in question: a nondescript black roller exactly like 90 percent of everything ever wheeled through the revolving airport doors. (more…)