Way to Go: How to Travel Safely, Conveniently, and Stylishly

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Traveling abroad is an adventure in itself, but how do you get there conveniently, comfortably, and stylishly?

Before you even book tickets for that dream vacation you’ve been planning, do yourself a favor and go to A subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Viator helps take the guesswork out of travel. Never been to a certain city before? Don’t wing it. Let Viator suggest the safest and most entertaining places for you to go and the most reputable local tour operators to take you there. And if you’re already on the plane before you remember Viator, don’t fret. Simply download the Viator Tours and Activities travel app!

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Viator goes the extra mile by providing updates and information about travel safety conditions on its blog, travel tips like how to register with the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, and a 24/7 customer support team ready to answer your travel questions and help you with any changing travel plans.

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Getting from the airport to your hotel and back, and getting around locally during your stay in a foreign city can be expensive and a hassle. Make it easy, economical and safe with an international ground transportation company like Blacklane. Make reservations at or by downloading the app, then choose which vehicle you’d like to be picked up in. Your rate includes all taxes, tolls, fees, and gratuities, and you can cancel your reservation up to an hour before one-way trips and 24 hours before hourly bookings. What happens if your flight is delayed? Blacklane’s airport pickups include an hour of wait time; all other pickups include 15 minutes of free wait time. Now that’s travel convenience!

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Some airlines offer to sell you headphones for in-flight movies or streaming radio, but why not carry your own? Skullcandy has you covered with their Grind Wireless headphones or their Ink’d Wireless Earbuds. Touted for their quality and affordability, Skullcandy Bluetooth products are lightweight, easy to operate, and come in a variety of colors.

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If you’re traveling for business, you’ll want to make sure your MacBook doesn’t run out of juice in mid-presentation. Be sure to grab a Kanex GoPower USB-C portable battery to keep you charged and ready to go. A 15,000 mAh battery, the GoPower delivers a full charge to MacBooks and multiple charges to a Nexus 6P, iPad Pro, or Android device.

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Stay connected here and abroad with the Samsung Galaxy S7 phone and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablet. With its large screen, expandable memory, dual-pixel technology camera, wireless charging ability and water-resistance—popularized in Samsung commercials featuring Lil Wayne pouring champagne on it—the Galaxy S7 does all you need a phone to do and more.

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The lightweight design of the Galaxy Tab S2 belies its power and versatility. It has 32GB of storage and the option to expand to 128GB, and it’s powerful enough to stream movies, play games on or run several apps at once. It also has a vivid display screen and the ability to share and communicate information across Samsung devices.

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How do you stay stylishly fabulous when traveling? You wear clothes by Eloquii, Ashley Stewart and Society+, of course! Made for the curvy, plus-size woman, these three brands make gorgeous clothing that can take you from a Sunday brunch all the way to a night on the town. Paris couture will have nothing on you!

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The best way to accessorize your travel outfit is with a cute and convenient handbag. It’s good to be hands-free when you’re shopping and exploring on vacation, and even better to do it while carry your belongings securely. The medium zip–top crossbody bag from the Tula Nappa Originals Collection is the perfect travel accessory. The compact, casual bag is made from soft nappa leather; has a slim, unobtrusive profile; and features lots of pockets. Convenience has never been so chic. Tula Crossbody bag - crop