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.
Hunt down far-flung powder days in style and comfort
Tired of catching airplane bugs? The Bioscarf looks like any old neck warmer, but there’s a filter hidden in the fabric that blocks germs, pollen, and air pollution.
Gregory Praxus 65 Pack ($170)
This clever pack is padded, to safeguard electronics, and has separate compartments for clean and dirty gear. The back straps are made of comfy closed-cell foam, and the Praxus (and women’s Proxy) fits in an overhead bin. Made of 420-denier nylon, it’ll also hold up fine if you need to check it.
Superfeet Crane Shoes ($110)
Make the Crane (or women’s Addy) part of all your travel outfits. It has a Supercork premium insole for support, so you can make your connecting flight without wrecking your dogs.
Skyroam Solis Global Wi-Fi Hotspot ($150)
Unlimited Wi-Fi is nice when you’re globetrotting. This portable hotspot has 4G LTE connectivity, and the pay-as-you-go rate is just $9 per day. Bonus: it doubles as a battery pack.
Osprey Transporter 90 Wheeled Duffel ($270)
Don’t take just any old bag on your trip. The 90-liter Transporter is lightweight and indestructible, made of 840-denier thermoplastic-coated nylon. Oversize, grooved wheels avoid slips on snow and ice.
Evo Roller Ski Bag ($135)
You can fit two pairs of skis and everything else you need to shred, including your boots, in the Evo Roller. And the 600-denier ripstop polyester is tough enough to keep it safe.
Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler 60 Duffel ($99)
Are you the bring-back-more-than-you-left-with type? Pack this collapsible duffel. It stores in its own zippered pouch and is reinforced with heavy-duty polyester, so it won’t burst when you stuff it full of tchotchkes.
WakaWaka World Charger ($25)
Trade all your adapters and converters for this nifty unit. It works in 150 countries.
Ecuadane Ski Blanket ($160)
Meet your adult woobie. Made from a blend of alpaca fleece and synthetic fibers by native Otavaleños in the Andes, it’s oh-so soft and perfect for snuggling.