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“I love airport layovers!” said no person, ever. Airport layovers rank pretty high on the list of major travel bummers, right up there with travelers’ illness and being stuck on an overcrowded bus next to a guy with a snake in a pillowcase. (I sadly have been the victim of all aforementioned plights and can say honestly the snake was the best of the worst.) I’ve also seen almost every length of airport layover imaginable, from a five minute dash from one terminal to another, to a 36 hour stint in JFK one unfortunate December. And from long to short,…

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For most travelers, any trip longer than the better part of a week requires checking a bag. When up against a variety of climates, excursions and the possibility of not being able to do laundry, 17 pairs of undies feel rather necessary. But if you’re doing your gap year or just off for a prolonged adventure round the world, is it possible to get away with never checking a bag? The advantages are obvious – no chance of losing your belongings, less weight to cart around and packing time is massively reduced. But do they outweigh the disadvantages? I personally…