Throughout the pandemic, we'll keep publishing news to help you navigate the state of travel today (like whether travel insurance covers the coronavirus), as well as stories about places for you to put on your bucket list once it's safe to start going more far-flung.
VIP style and comfort, even in the cheap seats.
Tucker and Bloom Miller Cable Organizer ($36)
Your weapon against a rat’s nest of cords, this handsome pouch has a Velcro strap to keep things nicely coiled.
Trew Weightless NuYarn Shirt ($65)
We’ve touted merino’s funk-fighting properties for years. When you’re crammed into the middle seat on an ocean-hopping flight, there’s nothing better for feeling fresh on arrival.
NEMO Fillo HQ Travel Pillow ($50)
The foam Fillo isn’t inflatable, so you might balk at bringing it along when space is tight. But if you’re like us, comfortable sleep without seams biting into your neck is of paramount importance.
Mountainsmith Essential Stash Kit ($22)
We all know that a Ziploc bag won’t prevent toiletries from exploding all over your vacation duds. Keep things orderly with this Dopp kit, which has compartments for a toothbrush, shampoo, and contact lenses.
Skullcandy Hesh 3 Headphones ($100)
A folding design and just enough noise isolation make these a must-have on red-eye flights. Bonus: both Bluetooth and a wired cable are included, should you wish to avail yourself of in-flight TV.
Pacsafe Transit Pants ($100)
Sweatpants on a plane? Always. And the trim fit of the Transit doesn’t scream slob. Seven zippered pockets keep travel documents secure.
Merrell Jungle Moc AC+ Shoes ($100)
The Jungle Mocs are a boon for cramped, sweaty feet. Mesh-lined suede uppers allow for plenty of breathing room, and odor-controlling footbeds lend extra cush.
Thule Subterra Carry-On 40L ($200)
With the Subterra, the king of rocket boxes has created a damn near perfect travel pack. The main compartment fits a weekend’s worth of clothes, while smaller pouches quarantine shoes and undies.
Eddie Bauer Stretch Hooded Atlas Jacket ($149)
Traveling means not knowing what sort of weather you’ll encounter. The soft-shell Atlas has you covered with moisture resistance and a host of pockets for docs and electronics.