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The Best Travel Gear and Accessories for Your Next Adventure, According to Experts


At the Good Housekeeping Institute, our analysts and engineers have been testing travel products for more than two decades across our Labs. Below we feature the travel gear that’s outperformed in our tests and has been rated highly among consumer testers, ranging from reliable suitcases to comfortable walking shoes, beauty must-haves, gadgets to keep you entertained for hours and handy travel accessories. According to our pros, this is the best travel gear to bring along on your next adventure in 2023 and beyond. READ MORE

On Trend and On Brand: Why Harnessing Trends Is the Future of Marketing


Before social, marketing was a one-sided conversation — brands were in control and set the trends, persuading consumers through TV, radio, magazines and billboards, and consumers would adhere to those messages. Social media blurs the lines between brands and consumers. Today, consumers now set the trends and brands fall in line. READ MORE


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Behold, the 102 Best Travel Gear Deals We’ve Found at Amazon This Month So Far


Whenever I make a packing list, I always include a section for items that I still need to get. For an upcoming trip, my needs were as diverse as a replacement case for my Apple AirPods, a pair of seriously cushioned walking shoes, a lightweight suitcase, and a few travel-sized bottles of my favorite dry shampoo. Amazon is currently offering hundreds (maybe even thousands) of markdowns across its travel section. READ MORE

The Benefits of Traveling with Your Parents as an Adult


Any parent worth their salt will make sacrifices for their children. A privileged few afford their offspring the chance to travel. As time elapses, your childhood travels may be harder to recall. So, why not make new travel memories with your parents as an adult? You’ll enjoy the experience, and it’ll bring you closer together. Here are some benefits and other things to keep in mind when traveling with older parents. READ MORE

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NRF Forecasts 2023 Retail Sales to Grow Between 4% and 6%


The National Retail Federation recently issued its annual forecast, anticipating that retail sales will grow between 4% and 6% in 2023. In total, NRF projects that retail sales will reach between $5.13 trillion and $5.23 trillion this year. “In just the last three years, the retail industry has experienced growth that would normally take almost a decade by pre-pandemic standards,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. READ MORE

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Disability Groups Urge EU to End Air Travel ‘Nightmare’


People with disabilities in Europe still face disproportionate obstacles when flying, with denial of boarding commonly due to purported safety reasons often related to equipment such as wheelchairs or assistance dogs, according to a recent report. The Brussels-based European Disability Forum (EDF) report urged the European Union to put in place strong regulation to ensure air travel is accessible for all. READ MORE

Larger Crowds, Less Chaos: Why Summer Travel May Be Less Bumpy


If 2022 felt crowded, 2023 could be more so. Checkpoint data from the Transportation Security Administration for two out of the first three months of the year show that average airport passenger counts have actually exceeded their 2019 levels — and they’re set to keep growing. While travel volumes are shaping up to be even bigger than their pre-pandemic numbers, things might not feel as brutal as they were last year. READ MORE

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