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  • What's New, What's Hot: September 2014

    This carry-on has all the standard features you would expect to find in a high-end spinner with one major and remarkably engaging difference: You can customize its entire back shell with a picture from your own digital library. More»


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    Visiting Alaska's Icy Strait Point

    As VP of operations, Tyler Hickman is in charge of day-to-day management at Icy Strait Point. Last year, the port had 73 ship calls. Hickman, who lives in a cottage at the now-closed salmon cannery, explains what makes it stand out from the rest.
    Read Tom Stieghorst's dispatches from Alaska here. »

    • What's New, What's Hot: September 2014 - 1 of 5

      What's New, What's Hot: September 2014

      What's New, What's Hot is Travel Weekly's look at useful and fun travel gadgets, edited by Joe Rosen. First up, the MyFlyBag Personalized Carry-On. This sturdy polycarbonate/ABS carry-on has all the standard features you would expect to find in a high-end spinner with one major and remarkably engaging difference: You can customize its entire back shell with a picture from your own digital library of a loved one or pet (or corporate logo), add text and choose our own background colors. Guaranteed: You won't mistake your bag with someone else's.

    • What's New, What's Hot: September 2014 - 2 of 5

      What's New, What's Hot: September 2014

      Not only will your binoculars or camera cease to be a literal pain in the neck with the addition of the Vero Vellini Contour Sling, you will look to be the professional sportsman or sportswoman when using this classy and practical travel accouterment on your next soft adventure or walk on the wild side. Slide proof and evenly balanced, it is made of premium-grade leather, is UV- and IR-light resistant, and, according to Vero Vellini, is "weather- and temperature-proof and engineered to survive the roughest hunting conditions."

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      What's New, What's Hot: September 2014

      Designed to be worn on a keychain so as to be always at hand, the Nomad Cable, made by Kero, can both charge and sync mobile devices at work, at home, on vacation and in the car. The flexible, rubber cable is 3 inches long and has interlocking caps to protect the charger itself. The Nomad Cable has a version for all Apple iOS devices that use a Lightning plug and a micro USB-to-USB one for Android users. Both are available in blue, gray and white.

    • What's New, What's Hot: September 2014 - 4 of 5

      What's New, What's Hot: September 2014

      Fashioned to make your life easier, the Wallet Ninja is small and flat enough to fit into your wallet without taking up more room than a credit card yet all the same boasts usable tools, any one of which can come in handy when you least expect it. The "tools" are: bottle opener, can opener, letter opener, nail puller, box opener, cellphone stand, fruit peeler, four screw drivers, inch ruler, centimeter ruler and six hex wrenches. By the way, the Ninja Wallet is TSA-approved for carry-on.

    • What's New, What's Hot: September 2014 - 5 of 5

      What's New, What's Hot: September 2014

      A perfect accessory for the well-connected traveler, the SKITS Smart Tech Case combines function and fashion in a lightweight (8 ounces) kit that measures only 7.5 by 7 by 1.5 inches. Designed specifically to house cords, cables and other high-tech accessories, the case offers four soft, see-through pouches; expandable elastic pocket separators; a multi-layered, water-resistant material; zippers; side gussets for extra space; and an attached loop hang.

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