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    I have an Osprey Ultralight. It folds into a...

    I have an Osprey Ultralight. It folds into a very small built-in pouch that you can slide into a pant pocket, so it's truly packable.
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    Most US carriers sell phones by rolling in the...

    Most US carriers sell phones by rolling in the cost of the device into your monthly charge. AT&T generally doesn't unlock phones until you pay off the phone (usually 12-24 months) or 2 months has...
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    Hah, that's funny about her distaste for lounges....

    Hah, that's funny about her distaste for lounges. Waiting in a crammed NYC airplane terminal gets old fast, so lounges are a life saver. JFK Terminal 8 actually is the least cramped terminal I've...
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    I have nearly 2mm flight miles on American and...

    I have nearly 2mm flight miles on American and have been to Terminal 8 many times because I live in NY and have flown on Cathay from Terminal 8 to Hong Kong. The terminal is large but easy to...
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    I usually fly out of JFK and not use it as a...

    I usually fly out of JFK and not use it as a connection, but I have connected through Chicago and Dallas with connection windows as tight as 1 1/2 hours. If she has Global Entry, 6 1/2 hours of gap...
  6. If you are going to Volcano National Park and...

    If you are going to Volcano National Park and want to walk around, you may want a pair of sturdy hiking shoes and some gloves. Lava rocks are very sharp and can tear up sandals and boat shoes very...
  7. I have a pair of Bose headphones. Instead of...

    I have a pair of Bose headphones. Instead of using their case, I stuff them into a Tom Bihn 3D organizer cube. Despite the cube being smaller than the Bose case, the headphones still take up more...
  8. Thread: Travel with Mom

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    Something to consider is that most 2-wheel...

    Something to consider is that most 2-wheel rollers have huge wheels versus the tiny wheels on 4-wheel rollers. Larger wheels help immensely on rough pavement such as cobblestones.
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    Lots of women carry multi-thousand dollar Hermes...

    Lots of women carry multi-thousand dollar Hermes bags down the street in Manhattan and no one really cares. I don't think you really need to worry much about locking down zippers on a backpack.
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    Thanks. You can leave it open, but I'm under the...

    Thanks. You can leave it open, but I'm under the impression that a sleeve with a zipper will never open as wide as one without a zipper because of the lack of stretch and the space a zipper needs on...
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    This is a silly question, but what is the...

    This is a silly question, but what is the rationale for a zipper on the laptop sleeve? I would think the pack would fit more laptops if you just left top top completely open. It also would make...
  12. I admit to always leaning towards things that...

    I admit to always leaning towards things that reduce, even fractionally, the hassle of traveling and care less about design simplicity. Along that line of thought; finding, attaching, and tightening...
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    Maybe just buy the bags they sell at Ikea for...

    Maybe just buy the bags they sell at Ikea for less than $2?
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    Op-tech makes a pouch that seems more...

    Op-tech makes a pouch that seems more conservative in appearance.

    optechusa.com/soft-pouch-digital-d-series.html
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    Trains definitely can go over 80 mph in the...

    Trains definitely can go over 80 mph in the United States. On the Acela up to New England, the train hit 150 mph according to my cell phone speedo. This surprised me given the terrible reputation...
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    I have a polartec neoshell jacket from Westcomb. ...

    I have a polartec neoshell jacket from Westcomb. The fabric is significantly more breathable than gore-tex and has a slight stretch to it.
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    People are naturally selfish. There is no age...

    People are naturally selfish. There is no age limit where you lose the right to vote. Young people can't vote until they're 18. This creates a natural bias to shorter term planning. 60 Minutes...
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    Transportation is only one portion of the...

    Transportation is only one portion of the emissions pie. People have very romantic view of Europe as being a quaint place with a focus on being green, but Europe isn't the best reference point to...
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    On a side note, the TSA is rolling out CT...

    On a side note, the TSA is rolling out CT scanners. The goal of these is to let people keep laptops and liquids in bags, regardless of the traveler having TSA pre. That will eliminate the need for...
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    I doubt a layer of foam at the bottom of a...

    I doubt a layer of foam at the bottom of a synapse is going to make the bag noticeably more heavy, it's just foam. They could do what the camera bag makers use and have it removable with velcro,...
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    If you have thin clothing that dries quickly, you...

    If you have thin clothing that dries quickly, you can get a scrubba and some travel detergent. The scrubba folds into the size of a small paperback book and takes about 5 minutes to use.
  22. On a side note, the S25 does have a loop on its...

    On a side note, the S25 does have a loop on its strap into which I put a carabiner. I have a Really Right Stuff plate on my camera that has a quick detach (QD) hole. Into this hole you can insert a...
  23. In my opinion, the synapse would not be a good...

    In my opinion, the synapse would not be a good camera bag because it just doesn't seem like a bag designed for people who are going to constantly open and take things in and out.

    It's relatively...
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    This is very interesting. I frequently fly out...

    This is very interesting. I frequently fly out of NY and my experience with AA and Delta doesn't match the airline quality report.

    I have had unusually good luck with American. American...
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    Japan is 50 hertz on the East side (Tokyo) and 60...

    Japan is 50 hertz on the East side (Tokyo) and 60 hertz on the West side. The voltage also is about 10V lower in Japan than the US at 100V. I would say 90% of US electronics or more should work...
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