The Ultimate Guide to Packing a Carry-On Bag

After years of traveling the world, we’ve come to an important conclusion: traveling lighter is better.

When you travel light, you’re so much more mobile. Whether you’re backpacking across Europe or rushing through the streets of Tokyo, bringing less stuff with you opens up more room for experiences.

And by far the best way to travel light is to pack only a carry-on. To many travelers, this will seem impossible; how can you possibly fit everything you need in a small rolling bag or backpack?

As you’ll see in this guide, however, it’s a lot easier than you might think. (more…)

Maximize Your Miles: Understanding Stopovers and Open Jaws

Travel hacking changes your whole perspective on travel. Instead of being content paying whatever prices the airlines want to charge, you start to look for any way you can to get a better deal.

In the beginning, this usually means using travel credit cards to quickly earn miles and then redeeming those miles for maximum value. After that, you may look into ways to get cheaper accommodation, such as housesitting or signing up for a hotel credit card.

If you’ve done all of that, then you’re already miles ahead of the typical traveler. But what if you want to take things to the next level? What if you want to visit multiple cities without paying for extra flights, or get a free mini-vacation on your way to another city? (more…)

The 46 Best Gifts for Travelers in 2019

[LAST UPDATED: November 1, 2019]

Every year, for the past seven years, we’ve scoured the globe to find the most unique, most useful, and best gifts for travelers on the planet (tough life, I know).

And in those past seven years, our annual “best gifts for travelers” guide has become one of the most popular travel gift guides in the world!

So if you’re struggling with what to get the traveler in your life, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered again this year. (more…)

Philly: Best Things To Do

Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast 394 Philly: Best Things To Do


This is the last episode of our updated Philly Destination Diary (cue sad music) but we are ending it with the best of all…Activites! Yep, we are giving you the must-see sites for adults, kids and everyone in between in this gorgeous city of ours. We hope you have enjoyed the new format for this destination diary and that we have inspired you to come visit the city of brotherly love real soon.

Click here to download the episode directly. What’s your favorite activity or site in Philly? If you haven’t been here, what place are you looking forward to visiting first? Are you enjoying this format of the mini-episodes? Let us know @PackofPeanuts!

Check out the entire library of EPoP Travel Podcasts on iTunes. Do you have travel questions for Trav about travel or travel hacking? Tweet us @packofpeanuts or Instagram with #askepop to @packofpeanuts, or even on facebook! Anywhere you can find us!

In This Episode

  • 03:50 West To East
  • 07:00 For The Kiddies
  • 11:40 Medical Oddities
  • 13:20 Time For A Visit To The Markets
  • 16:40 History In A Nutshell
  • 21:55 Wandering The Old City
  • 24:10 Concerts
  • 26:10 Sports

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Should You Close a Credit Card? Here’s How to Decide

It’s a question I get asked more than almost any other:

Should I cancel a credit card?

There are a lot of questions, rumors, and misinformation surrounding when, and if, you should cancel a credit card.

And unfortunately, many people do the wrong thing!

The answer, of course, isn’t cut and dry, and so I’ve broken down the main question into a few smaller ones to make it easier to figure out whether you should cancel a credit card or not. (more…)

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