Travel Apps and Road-tested Gear

Travel Apps and Road-tested Gear

The well-packed traveler may be carrying more than a suitcase. Need to know what to stock in your iPhone or what gear will make your trip easier? We've got the buzz on some of the latest apps for your smartphone as well as the best travel accessories to help you get where you're going.

An adventure camera

3:03 PM EST, March 4, 2014

Travel gear

An adventure camera

Name: Pentax WG-III GPS camera

Women's warm-up

4:31 PM EST, February 25, 2014

Travel Gear

Women's warm-up

Name: Heat Holders

Sun backs up battery

1:00 AM EST, February 18, 2014

Travel Gear

Sun backs up battery

What it is: A rugged, water-resistant lithium battery with a built-in solar panel for power on the go. It has a micro-USB input that allows you to charge it before hitting the road. The 2.1A USB output is powerful enough to charge a tablet. When you're out and about, the 6-inch square solar panel allows the sun to give the battery a boost. A fully charged BoostSolar can recharge most smartphones twice and boost the power of a tablet. LED lights indicate both when the battery is charging and how much of a charge is left.

A mobile tracking device

4:38 PM EST, February 11, 2014

Travel Gear

A mobile tracking device

Name: StickNFind Sticker

Don't get cold feet

1:00 AM EST, February 4, 2014

Travel Gear

Don't get cold feet

Name: Heat Holders

Comfort for dry eyes

1:00 AM EST, January 28, 2014

Travel Gear

Comfort for dry eyes

Name: The Dry Eye Relief Kit from Hammacher Schlemmer

A personal air purifier

January 14, 2014

Travel gear

By Josh Noel, Tribune Newspapers: A personal air purifier

Name: AirTamer A302

 A morphing carry-on

January 8, 2014

A morphing carry-on

Name: Eagle Creek Morphus 22

Ski hill communicator

January 1, 2014

Ski hill communicator

Name: UClear HBC220 Force Snow

Wi-Fi in your pocket

December 25, 2013

Wi-Fi in your pocket

Name: Freedom Spot Overdrive Pro

An adventure camera

December 18, 2013

Travel gear

An adventure camera

Name: GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

Travel gear: Air-conditioned shirt

December 11, 2013

Travel gear: Air-conditioned shirt

Name: Columbia Women's Coolest Cool Short Sleeve Top (available in men's)

Travel gear: Lenovo's versatile laptop

December 5, 2013

Travel gear: Lenovo's versatile laptop

Name: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

A big-time backup

November 27, 2013

A big-time backup

Name: Jackery Giant

Pure water in seconds

7:58 PM EST, November 19, 2013

Pure water in seconds

Name: SteriPEN Freedom

Gearbox: Home monitor in HD

November 13, 2013

Gearbox: Home monitor in HD

Name: Dropcam HD

A handy lightweight

6:23 PM EST, November 5, 2013

A handy lightweight

Name: SeV (Scottevest) Tropiformer Jacket

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