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  1. Skills

    How to Pack Light for Traveling

    Traveling light can help you move more comfortably and freely. This article offers advice on luggage options and tips for packing less.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 357 reviews
  2. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Travel Power Adapters

    Learn about plugs, adapters, voltages and accessories needed to recharge and power your electric devices in any country around the world.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 313 reviews
  3. Buying Guides

    What Is the Best Water Treatment for International Travel?

    Learn what options you have for water treatment while traveling. This article discusses the pros and cons of different treatment methods.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 236 reviews
  4. Checklists

    Adventure Travel Checklist

    Use our checklist to help you plan the travel documents, clothing and personal items for your next big adventure trip.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 225 reviews
  5. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Daypacks

    Choosing a daypack can be daunting. Learn how to find the right one by looking at how you plan to use it, plus capacity, features and fit.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 206 reviews
  6. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Travel Clothing

    Learn how to compare fabrics and choose travel clothing that dries fast, resists wrinkles and provides sun, rain or insect protection.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 194 reviews
  7. Skills

    How to Identify and Treat Altitude Sickness

    Learn about altitude sickness, acute mountain sickness (AMS), high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) and high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE).

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 190 reviews
  8. Checklists

    Festival Camping Checklist

    Headed to a summer music festival? Use our festival camping checklist to make sure you don’t leave any important camping gear behind.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 183 reviews
  9. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Hydration Packs

    Which hydration pack is best? Learn about reservoir size, gear capacity and other key pack features for cyclists, runners, hikers and more.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 176 reviews
  10. Checklists

    Travel Preparation Checklist

    Going on a big trip? Use this travel checklist so you don't forget anything important.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 156 reviews
  11. Skills

    Tips for Traveling with Kids

    Learn tips to make family travel smoother, more rewarding and fun for both kids and parents.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 86 reviews
  12. Skills

    Solo Travel Tips

    Going it alone offers rewards that group travel cannot. REI travel staffers offer tips on safety and other solo travel considerations.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 51 reviews
  13. Buying Guides

    Travel Accessories: What to Bring

    Travel accessories can make any trip more pleasant. Learn about accessories for packing, traveling, sleeping, repairs and using electronics.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 49 reviews
  14. Skills

    Tips for Festival Camping

    Get tips and advice on planning for a music festival and choosing the right gear for comfortable camping.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 45 reviews
  15. Skills

    Health Concerns for Travelers

    Get tips on staying healthy while traveling. Find out about immunizations, water purification, treating diarrhea and more.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 45 reviews
  16. Skills

    Bargaining Tips for Travelers

    Bargaining over the prices of goods and food is common in many places. We cover etiquette, strategies and tips to use when you travel.

    rated 3.25 out of 5 with 41 reviews
  17. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Travel Insurance

    Learn about types of travel insurance and common exclusions so you can get coverage, and peace of mind, for medical emergencies and more.

    rated 3.25 out of 5 with 35 reviews
  18. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Travel Guides

    Hiring a guide when traveling can help you get more enjoyment out of your destination. Get tips on finding a guide to match your adventure.

    rated 2 out of 5 with 33 reviews
  19. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Luggage, Packs and Bags

    Read about the different types of luggage, packs and bags for travel and learn how to choose the best one for you.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 27 reviews
  20. Skills

    Preventing Motion Sickness

    Motion sickness can put a real damper on your outdoor adventures. Before you head out, read our primer on prevention and treatment options.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 25 reviews
  21. Skills

    How to Choose a Tour Company

    Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of organized tours, and what to look for in a trip and tour company.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 22 reviews
  22. Skills

    Budget Travel Tips

    REI travel-savvy staffers offer some savings tips you might not have heard before to help stretch your travel budget.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 19 reviews
  23. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Car Racks

    You invest time and money in the right gear for your adventures. Make sure that equipment gets to its destination safely with the right car rack.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 18 reviews
  24. Skills

    How to Pack for an International Backpacking Trip

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    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 17 reviews
  25. Skills

    Tips for Using Your Cellphone Internationally

    Traveling abroad? Here’s what you need to know about using your cellphone internationally and how to use a SIM card.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 11 reviews
  26. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Camera Bags

    A good camera bag will protect your equipment from getting knocked around and damaged by dust or moisture. Learn how to choose the best one.

    rated 2.5 out of 5 with 10 reviews
  27. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Child Carriers

    Is your baby ready for a child carrier? Learn what to look for, including types of carriers, key features, fit and safety tips.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 6 reviews
  28. Skills

    How to Avoid Getting Sick When You Travel

    REI travel staff offers health tips on sickness-prevention topics ranging from vaccines to minimizing jet lag to medical insurance for trips abroad.

  29. Buying Guides

    How to Choose the Right Size Cargo Box

    A cargo box can expand your vehicle’s storage to hold bulky things like skis, backpacks and strollers. Learn how to get the right size box for you.