Smarter Travel Pick of the Day: Zipbuds Headphones

These earbuds have a cool, never-before-seen design that prevents tangling.

What Is It: Zipbuds Pro Mic earbuds

Why It’s Smart:

• Unique zipper-like design prevents tangling

• Earbuds are angled to stay in place in your ear

• Noise-canceling microphone and remotes allows for hands-free calling and music control

• Made from military-grade fibers to last a long time

Where to Buy: Available on Amazon.

(Photo: Zipbuds Headphones)

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "Earplugs. A good pair has saved my sleep and sanity many times!"

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro.

Travel Motto: "Don't be boring."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Aisle (when the first class private suite isn't available)."

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