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Traveling with IcePlate: Geometric Configuration and Space Efficiency

Long-Haul Travel: The Longest Days of Your Life My in-laws worked for the US Government overseas for 30+ years.  Prior to retiring in 2013, they were in Kenya for 10 years. During that decade, my husband and I took 4 trips from the US to Kenya (two of those trips had small children in tow).  The trip played out in roughly the same way, regardless of air carrier: take a 7+ hour overnight flight from the east coast to Europe, multi-hour layover in European airport, followed by 9+ hour flight from Europe to Nairobi.  Total travel time would typically be between 18 and 24 hours, arriving in the late evening in Kenya. We are economy class fliers all the way...

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The Best Carry-On Water Bottle for Traveling

Frequent flyers know that having a solid water supply available, especially with the Summer months approaching fast, is going to become even more important. Performance isn’t just about exercise and physically demanding jobs, most business travelers have important meetings as soon as they land. Given the strict environment that is a modern airplane behind TSA security let’s discuss some of the best options for hydration on a plane.

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The Best Carry-On Bag Setup for Frequent Flyer and Business Travelers

The perfect carry-on bag or backpack has several key characteristics: lightweight, efficient, slim, modular, and most importantly it must fit various aircraft storage dimensions. This can be extremely difficult because overhead storage bins and under seat storage areas vary depending on the aircraft on which you are flying. Unfortunately, you can't plan a trip around the specific storage space of your particular aircraft. As great as Google Flights and SeatGuru are, they simply don't have information that granular (yet). We don't know which aircraft have been retrofitted with new overhead bins such as Boeing Space Bins or the Airbus Airspace XL Bins and which airframes still sport the old, smaller bin designs. This creates a challenge for us when we’re...

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Review and Compatibility: Arc'teryx Aerios 10 Backpack

Today we’re starting with the Arc’teryx Aerios 10 backpack: A lightweight, hydration compatible, trail-running pack. The 10 refers to its 10 liter capacity (Arc’teryx puts the liter capacity in most of their packs’ names). The IcePlate does not fit inside the bladder sleeve but external attachment offers a pretty unique benefit, discussed later in the article.

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