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5Jan

The Best Way To Pack A Suit In Carry On Luggage Without It Wrinkling

Brittany Reed
Nowadays it is too much of a hassle and an expense to pack a garment bag. That leaves many business travelers having to do their best to pack a suit without wrinkling it. Even the most careful packer can end up scrambling once they land to find a dry cleaner to get a quick steam so they look professional for an important client meeting. However, there is a way to pack a business suit to reduce wrinkling. It may not lead to a perfectly pressed suit, but if hung up as soon as you get to your destination or even slightly steamed in your hotel room shower, you can keep your suit looking pretty fresh for that important meeting.Read More
4Jan

Pro Tips To Add A Little Vacation Time To Your Business Trip

Brittany Reed
It’s wonderful when you have a position that allows you to travel. Most of the time though, you’re just in and out of cities without ever getting to truly enjoy them. However, if you plan strategically, you can sneak in some vacation time while you are on the go for business. Here are some pro tips to help you stack in a vacation with your business travel.Read More
1Jan

How To Upgrade Your Flight For Cheap

Brittany Reed
Frequent travelers understand the importance of comfort. However, if you are traveling all the time, it may not be cost-effective to always sit in first or business class seating. Luckily, there are some techniques to upgrade your flight for cheap. A savvy traveler can always get an upgrade if they are smart about it. Here are some tips to get an upgrade on your next flight.Read More
29Dec

How To Keep Your Devices Charged So You Can Work On The Go

Brittany Reed
When you travel a lot for work, being able to use your laptop, smartphone, and tablets can help you get everything done efficiently and on time. However, all of these devices require a consistent stream of power to work, so you need to always have a plan to keep them charged. Here are some easy ways to keep your devices charged so you can work while on the go.Read More
27Dec

Get Through Airport Security Quickly Like A Pro

Brittany Reed
Nowadays you need to get to the airport around two hours before your flight to make sure you get to your gate on time. However, sometimes client meetings run long, traffic is bad, or something unexpected happens and you simply can’t get to the airport early enough. In those cases it helps to know how to get through security quickly, so you don’t miss your flight. Here are our top tips for getting to your gate as quickly and easily as possible when you are running late.Read More
25Dec

Five Time Management Tips For The Busy Business Traveler

Brittany Reed
When you are traveling for work, it can be ard to juggle all your responsibilities against travel time, back to back meetings, and jet lag. To be truly successful in your role you have to be able to really manage your time wisely. If you are just starting out as a business traveler or are a seasoned pro looking for some really effective ways to manage your time on the road, here are some tips to make the most of your time when you are working on the goRead More
22Dec

Five Must Have Travel Accessories For The Savvy Business Traveler For 2018

Brittany Reed
If you are a frequent flier, you’re probably aware of the most common hassles of flying. However, with an investment in a few smart gadgets, you can definitely overcome these issues. We’ve reviewed all the exciting new accessories for 2018 and streamlined it down the the five absolute must-haves for the smart business traveler. If you are looking to make traveling for business easier, definitely invest in these five items:Read More
20Dec

Five Essential Packing Tips For The Travel Shopper

Brittany Reed
One of the best things about traveling is access to unique shopping experiences. If you are anything like us, you love to take some time to grab one of a kind souvenirs, memorabilia, and even some great fashion items to step up your wardrobe. However, when it’s time to pack up and head home, your vacation shopping can become a real pain. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way. With some smart packing tips, you can not only shop til you drop, you can get it all home without a problem. Here are some essential packing tips for the travel shopper:Read More
18Dec

Five Best Smartphone Apps To Help You Travel Like A Boss

Brittany Reed
Smartphones have really changed how we travel. They allow us to conduct business on the go, keep us entertained during long airport wait times, and help us stay connected to home no matter where we’ve traveled. However, many frequent travelers still don’t use their smartphones to their full traveling potential. There are numerous apps that can help make traveling even easier. Here are five of our favorite apps we recommend all travelers download right away:Read More

15Dec

Eight Best Airport Restaurants In The United States

Brittany Reed

We all know how difficult it is to eat well when you are traveling. Airports are especially known for having some pretty bad food options. However, recently many airports have been stepping up their culinary game, offering more than just chain restaurants and bland cafe sandwiches to the weary traveler. If you know where to go, you can actually find incredible food from award-winning chefs at some of the major airports. Here are our picks for the eight best airport restaurants to grab a bite at next time you are traveling:

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13Dec

Backpack Or Messenger Bag: Which Option Is Right For Your Travels?

Brittany Reed

When selecting your ideal travel luggage, you’ll be faced with a lot of decisions. One of the most common is whether to choose a backpack or a messenger bag as your personal carry on item. Both messenger bags and backpacks offer a range of great features for any traveler, but depending on your needs, one may be better for you than the other. Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine which bag will best suit your needs:

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12Dec

Will I Need A Passport To Travel Domestically In 2018?

Brittany Reed

The Real ID Act of 2005 required states to update their ID regulations to include certain information in order to be recognized and valid to the United States federal government. States were given a timeframe, as well as extensions, to update their state issued IDs, and some states have taken a bit longer than others to make the switch. What this means is that starting in 2018, your state-issued ID may not be accepted when taking a domestic flight, and you may be required to carry with you a passport even if you’re not traveling outside of the country

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11Dec

8 Other Ways To Use Your Airline Miles Besides Booking A Free Flight

Brittany Reed

When you are a frequent flier you can quickly rack up airline miles. This is great if you have the time to cash them in for a free flight. However, if you don’t have time to take a personal trip or you haven’t accrued enough to cash in for a flight, but your miles are about to expire, you may end up losing them. There are some other ways to use your airline miles that are just as valuable as getting a free flight. So instead of letting them lapse, consider one of these options:

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9Dec

The Top 4 Honeymoon Destinations For 2018

Brittany Reed

Whether you’re planning a wedding in late 2017 or anytime in 2018, or you’re thinking of rekindling the feeling with an anniversary honeymoon, the year 2018 has plenty of options to choose from. The top 4 honeymoon destinations for 2018 include:

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7Dec

The Best Domestic Airlines For Travelling With Your Family

Brittany Reed

Family vacations make up some of the best memories one can have, but the getting there can be pretty stressful with kids in tow. If you’re traveling domestic, there are some airlines that make travel with your family much easier and dare we say, even one of the fun parts of the trip. The best domestic airlines for traveling with family in the United States are

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5Dec

The Best Airlines For Eating Gluten Free

Brittany Reed

For those with gluten allergies or intolerances, finding good options at your average restaurant is tough, never mind finding something you really want while taking a flight. With more attention surrounding gluten allergies and intolerances in recent years, however, finding these options is becoming easier, and some airlines are beginning to accommodate those who need to avoid gluten in the fares they offer. Rather than filling your Falcon Wheeled Duffle Carry-On Bag with gluten-free snacks, some of the best airlines for eating gluten-free include:

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2Dec

Is A Messenger Bag Or Backpack Better Suited For My Trip?

Brittany Reed

When you plan to enjoy excursions and activities on your trip, whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, the two most popular types of day travel bags out there are backpacks and messenger bags. We have excellent and travel-friendly examples of both, like with our Javelin Executive Daypack or Trident Messenger Bag, so how do you decide which is the best to take along?

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30Nov

How To Plan Your First International Trip

Brittany Reed

Maybe you’ve flown quite a bit domestically, or maybe you haven’t traveled too frequently at all yet, but planning your first international trip is an exciting and even sometimes stressful thing. An international trip is going to allow you to see the world, and experience different cultures while making lasting memories, making it worth any work that needs to be put into the planning process. When traveling internationally, our FastPass makes finding your luggage the easy part, but we want to break down just how to plan your trip so you’re guaranteed the least stress and the best time.

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28Nov

How To Help Yourself In The Event Of Lost Luggage

Brittany Reed

So you’re on a trip, and as you go to grab your checked luggage from the carousel, the worse has occurred – your bag is nowhere to be found. Sure, you have your Falcon Wheeled Duffle Bag for carry-on, but all of the belongings and necessities you couldn’t fit into your carry-on are now nowhere to be found. So what do you do now? Well, there are some things you can do to help yourself in the event of lost luggage, or to avoid lost luggage in the first place:

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27Nov

Your Guide To Backpacking Through Europe

Brittany Reed
A backpacking trip through Europe has become something of a rite of passage for young travelers, but this isn’t an experienced reserved for college students and twenty-somethings. A backpacking trip through Europe is a cultural and personal experience travelers of any age or experience level can benefit from, but it all depends on how well you plan your trip. While the younger generation may be better suited to the “fly by the seat of your pants” style of travel involved with hopping trains and finding late night hostel vacancies, making a plan makes this a vacation option that works for anyone.Read More
25Nov

Beach Destinations For Families With Kids

Brittany Reed
When looking for a family vacation destination, few are better than a great beach. Not only do we have the luggage you’ll need to take everything with you, but we also have some of the very best beach destinations families can visit during the year 2018. Vacation planning season for next year is here, and the top beach destinations for families with kids are:Read More
24Nov

You Can Pack With Just A Carry-On For Any Trip

Brittany Reed
Whether you’re going on vacation, or you’re taking a trip for business, packing with just a carry-on is possible. No, it’s true! Regardless of your trip, going through extra security lines to check your bag is something you really can avoid, no matter the circumstances surrounding where you’re going or why. First, of course, you’ll need the right carry-on bag, like our 22” Carry-On Falcon Wheeled Duffle, with our FastPass system, allowing you to separate your electronics from the rest of your luggage and move through checkpoints even faster.Read More
22Nov

6 Tips For Travel With Just A Backpack

Brittany Reed

The ultimate in carry-on only travel is backpack travel, and backpack travel has become something of a rite of passage for young people in recent decades. Not only for young people, adventurers and lovers of travel can benefit quite a bit from traveling out of only a simple backpack, like bypassing long baggage checking lines and not being burdened by heavy suitcases or luggage, and we at ecbc have several backpacks perfect for trying this travel method out for yourself. 6 tips for travel with just a backpack include:

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22Nov

The Top 6 Beach Vacation Destinations For 2018

Brittany Reed
With 2017 quickly winding down to a close, it’s time to start thinking about what adventures 2018 will bring. Booking your trips early will frequently give you the best rates and dibs on accommodations, so now is the perfect time to consider your travel for next year. Beach vacations never go out of style, and if you’re considering taking a trip to the beach during 2018, the top 6 hottest beach vacation destinations for the year are slated to be:Read More

20Nov

5 United States Foodie Cities Travelers Can’t Miss

Brittany Reed

Whether domestically or internationally, travel gives people the opportunity to eat and enjoy so many different types of cuisine. Food could be considered a window into the particular culture and history of any place, and it gives you a way to experience that culture in a unique firsthand way using your physical senses. Many seasoned travelers feel that you need to take a trip abroad to really appreciate a food-based vacation, but this isn’t actually the case.

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20Nov

Packing For Your Pet Before A Big Trip

Brittany Reed
Whether you’re boarding a flight, or packing everyone into the car, there are some packing considerations you’ll want to take if you’re travelling with your pet. Packing your pet supplies into a duffle, like our Falcon Wheeled Duffle, is ideal, and our Falcon even has wheels to transport your pet’s things to and from the car or plane to where you’re staying.Read More

17Nov

5 Reasons To Love Our Harpoon Daypack

Brittany Reed

For travel, a great backpack is a must, and we always suggest our Harpoon Daypack for all of your travel needs. Whether you’re jetting off for business or for pleasure, the Harpoon Daypack gives you everything you need to ensure you’re prepared for your trip and everything that may come along with it. 5 reasons to love our Harpoon Daypack are:

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17Nov

Learning To Pack Light While Traveling With Kids

Brittany Reed
For parents, packing with children can seem like a lot of added stress. Especially on international trips, it can seem like you need to bring everything and the kitchen sink along in your checked bags and carry-on luggage, but this isn’t necessarily the truth. We want to show you how to pack light, but still have everything you need, while you’re travelling with your little ones.Read More
15Nov

5 Must Experience Destinations For Animal Lovers

Brittany Reed

For an animal lover, a truly memorable vacation is one where one is able to experience the nature and the ecosystem of a certain destination. Sure, going to a zoo is great, but traveling to these destinations to see these habitats and critters in person is an experience that cannot be duplicated. 5 must experience destinations for animal lovers are:

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15Nov

How To Return Home With Your Souvenirs

Brittany Reed
Souvenirs are one of the most fun parts of travelling for many, but even the most seasoned travelers may find getting all of that stuff home is a bit of a challenge. Buying souvenirs on all of your stops allows you to take a physical piece of your experience home forever, and to have it to remind you of all of the fun you had on your trip. While returning home with souvenirs can be challenging, there are some travel hacks that can help to make the experience a bit easier:Read More
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