This week, Mark and Xeni discuss their dueling carry-on bag picks and other travel faves, as well as this week's gadget giveaway — the Ascent Vaporizer by DaVinci. Enter to win by Nov. 17!

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In episode 019, Mark shares his experience traveling with his Briggs & Riley Carry-On Bag, as well as the AmazonBasics Universal Travel Case. While, after a two-week, minimal-carry trip to DC and NYC, Xeni revisits the TSA-friendly backpack and rolling suitcase mentioned in previous episodes.

Mark's picks:

luggage_019Briggs & Riley Baseline Carry-On Bag ($(removed))
Incredibly sturdy bag holds clothes in garment section without wrinkling them. You can overpack it and then ratchet it down to size. Model U122CX-4 is the one to get.

AmazonBasics Universal Travel Case for Small Electronics and Accessories ($(removed)) I use this when I fly. Have a look at all the stuff I can fit into this little electronics case.

Xeni's picks:

eBags Mother Lode TLS Mini 21" Wheeled Duffel ($(removed))
See previous post.

Brenthaven MetroLite BP XF X-Ray Friendly Laptop/Tablet/Ultrabook Backpack ($(removed))
See previous post.

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