Travel - Vacations

At Reader’s Digest, we know you have so many places to go and even more people to see. No matter where you’re heading, we’ve got all you need to know, bring, and plan for before you leave on your next worldwind vacation.

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10 Camping Gadgets You Don’t Need (But Really, Really Want)

Well-chosen extras can take your camping trip from good to great. Here's a list of ten of the best nonessential (but super-cool) camping toys.

10 Vintage Camping Hacks Every Camper Should Know

Make it easy to pack, store, and cook your camping food with these simple tips from the good ol' days.


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I Make My Living by Road-Tripping America—Here’s What I Never Travel Without

As my career neared its end, taking up life in a retirement community didn't interest me. I wondered what it'd...


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Your Road Trip Essentials Checklist

Pack these road trip necessities to keep safe, comfortable, entertained, and ready for just about anything on your next outdoor...


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12 Unexpected Things to Pack for Your Vacation During a Pandemic

If you're traveling this summer, you'll need more than just sunscreen and bug spray in your suitcase to avoid bringing...

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15 Odd Travel Accessories That Are More Useful Than You Thought

Maybe you've heard about noise-canceling earphones and snuggies, but what about air-conditioned shirts and motorized suitcases?


11 Cruises with Crazy Cool Amenities You Need to See to Believe

Start packing your finest cruise outfits and gear, because these souped-up spring break cruises are about to redefine relaxing vacation.

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10 Brilliant Tricks for Squeezing EVERYTHING in Your Luggage

With these packing tips, you’ll be able to fit everything you need in your carry-on during your next vacation.


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14 Genius Packing Tips from Flight Attendants

Want to travel lighter and smarter? Master the art of packing with these tips from the professionals.


What to Pack for a Cruise—and 6 Things Not to Bring

Packing for a cruise is a lot like packing for any other vacation. You'll want to bring comfy walking shoes...


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This Is Why You Should Never Buy Luggage in Stores

The price point difference is kind of absurd.