These carry-ons are designed for traveling light

Best lightweight suitcases carry on

As we travel more often, we become smarter in how we pack and how much we bring. As a result, frequent fliers tend to only bring a carry-on and forgo the large suitcase. We all know, traveling with suitcases are never fun—sometimes they end up being overweight, other times they get lost, and they can even be damaged from how they are handled by the cargo crew.

If you do happen to travel with only a carry-on, choosing the best one that will fit the overhead bin and be light enough to not have to check in, can get overwhelming. There are so many options out there! So to make it a little easier for you, we’ve selected the best lightweight carry-ons on the market designed for traveling light.

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Lufthansa’s new concept business class cabin is eye-opening

New Lufthansa business class 777x

Earlier this year, Lufthansa announced on Twitter their newest business class on the Boeing 777x. Just recently, images of the inside were released, featuring a luxurious design that uses the elements of space in a well thought out manner. As a result, the cabin feels a lot more open, making the overall environment increasingly comfortable for each passenger.

The new Lufthansa business class cabin is designed only for the Boeing 777x, an airplane that is “set[ing] a new bar for commercial aviation”—it’s no wonder that Lufthansa decided to completely revamp their premier seat.

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Exciting new flight routes we’re looking forward to in 2019

flight routes

As the air travel industry continues to grow, customers are always looking for more direct flights, or at least ones with better connections. As a result, airlines release new flight routes to boost revenue and help travellers connect to more destinations than ever before.

Carriers such as Delta, Air France, United, American Airlines, British Airways and others will open up new non-stop flights to countries all over the world. Here are the new flight routes we’re looking forward to in 2019.

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Best noise-cancelling headphones for your next international flight

Best noise-cancelling headphones

Headphones have become an essential for modern-day travel, however having the right pair can make or break the entire experience, especially for those traveling long-distances. And with so many options to choose from, it can be cumbersome to decide which headphones are the best.

So to help you with the decision-making process, we’ve selected the top three best noise-cancelling headphones that are comfortable, provide excellent sound quality, and will last you for may years.

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Our top go to destinations for 2019

We’re months away from another year, and some of you are or may already be planning your next trip. But where will 2019 take you? Will it be the some island cut off from the majority of the world? Maybe a smaller, less touristy city in Spain or France? Or, is your next destination an adventure through a jungle? With so many choices, it’s difficult to decide.

But for those of you who are not yet sure where to go to in 2019, these are our top five picks we think you’ll love.

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The best of Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Scotland city guide

What once was a fort is now Scotland’s capital. Edinburgh, a place with a history that dates back to the Middle Ages, is an old royal marvel split between the old and new. With castles and museums featuring some of the oldest artifacts in the country, to trendy and boutique cafes, restaurants and stores, the city is full of interesting sights for those who visit the centuries-old destination.

But that’s not all, Edinburgh also offers hidden spots that are below grounds too—the city is full of secrets that are exciting to uncover. So the next time you plan your getaway to one of Scotland’s most historic cities, make sure to check these gems off your list.

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Why we love business class and so will you (if you don’t already)

love business class

Flying in a premium seat is probably one of the best feelings you can have whenever you travel to a destination—be it near or far. From the ground all the way up into the air, business class comes with a ton of perks we love, and so will you (if you don’t already).

With comfortable beds, luxurious bedding and amenity kits, pajamas, meals created by world-renowned chefs, and lounges, the front of the plane is one of the best placed to be. Once you try business class, it’s hard to turn back.

Let’s take a look at each of these magnificent perks a little more closely.

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Biometrics in the US and why we benefit from it

Biometrics in USA airports

Biometrics has made its way into US passports almost a decade ago, and has now been sprouting up beyond that in US airports. Currently, only 15 airports in the US have begun experimenting with biometrics such as ATL, BOS, JFK, LAX, DEN, and IAH for travelers going through customs. Moreover, these airports are working in conjunction with major airlines like Delta, Lufthansa, and British Airways to establish a fast and easy boarding system that would also require a simple scan of the face and quick photo to proceed to the plane.

Airports in Australia and UAE have already implemented the biometric system, as well as several in Europe. In five years, we should see most (if not all) airports in the US use biometrics as the main source of identifying travelers coming in and out.

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BMW’s Designworks new business class for EVA Air

EVA Air business class

The Dreamliner is one of the best aircrafts designed by Boeing, and more and more airlines are debuting new business class seats on their Boeing 787s that are remarkable. Some of these include EL AL, QantasAir Canada and Korean Air.

Just recently, EVA Air, the second largest Taiwanese carrier, revealed their new business class on their first Dreamliner. It’s also named the Royal Laurel, but it has been completely redesigned—this time by BMW’s Designworks, which captures the notion of space.

One of the Design Directors at BMW Designworks, Johannes Lampela, stated how they “wanted EVA’s business class experience to be fresh and memorable for passengers and to make service, design and brand all work together,” with the goal of taking a “proven seat platform and make[ing] it unique to EVA.” And unique it is.

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Discovering Vientiane and beyond, one step at a time

Vientiane city guide

The French-colonial city of Vientiane is one that should make it on your list of must-see destinations. An area that was first inhabited in the 9th century, now features architecture designed in the French fashion, Buddhist temples, modern cafes, restaurants and shops.

Vientiane is a charming, romantic and sophisticated city—a perfect place to relax yet have the time of your life. And with influences from France, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, China and Vietnam, it’s the perfect getaway for those who love to immerse themselves in a multi-cultural city. So to make sure you get the most of what the city and its outer parts has to offer, here are our top four hidden gems to add to your list.

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