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Top 100 Travel Trends in 2016

From Malleable Travel Pillows to Comprehensive Travel-Planning Apps

— January 29, 2017 — World
Whether they are focused on enhancing traveling experiences or creating highly functional luggage pieces, 2016 travel trends offer all sorts of benefits to consumers. Some of the more prominent trends are ones that optimize the comfort of travelers, as well as apps and services that streamline the process of planning trips.

The 'Ostrich Pillow Go' is a highly functional traveling pillow that provides more comfort than the standard ones that inflate. The pillow's ergonomic design prevents discomfort, bad posture and pain while allowing the user to rest or sleep while they are traveling. When not in use, the pillow can be significantly reduced in size for easy portability.

'Google Trips' is an app that aims to simplify the process of planning a trip. It makes it simple for consumers to book flights and accommodations on their phones, giving them cheaper options from multiple sources. The app is also able to compile an overview of the trip for users, ensuring that they remain organized and on top of things while they are away.

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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Real-Time Luggage Trackers
Real-Time Luggage Trackers
The New Delta Airlines Baggage Tags Ensure Bags Never Go Missing
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99
Travel-Sized Facial Cleansers
Travel-Sized Facial Cleansers
Foreo's 'LUNA go' Device is About the Size of a Cotton Pad
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98
Travel-Friendly Treasure Finders
Travel-Friendly Treasure Finders
The National Geographic PRO Series Metal Detector is Professional
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97
Underground Transit Posters
Underground Transit Posters
This City Subway Poster is as a Creative Souvenir for New York Fans
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96
Daily Travel Tip Campaigns
Daily Travel Tip Campaigns
'365 Days of #OMGB' is Part of Visit Britain's Tourism Campaign
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95
Pain Relief Travel Pillows
Pain Relief Travel Pillows
The Neck Sofa Foam Travel Pillow Provides Ergonomic Support Anywhere
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94
Machine-Learning Travel Search Engines
Machine-Learning Travel Search Engines
'Luppe' Connects Users with Their Optimal Travel Option
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93
Curated Travel Apps
Curated Travel Apps
The Olio City App Recommends Spots Based On Your Likes and Dislikes
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92
Airport Information Apps
Airport Information Apps
The 'FlightSpeak' App Gets Users Ready for Unfamiliar Terminals
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91
Retirement-Loving Travel Blogs
Retirement-Loving Travel Blogs
Author Dave Bernard Explores the Value of Aging on His Website
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90
Shock-Resistant Luggage
Shock-Resistant Luggage
The 'Zero Halliburton Zro Luggage' Uses Polycarbonate to Prevent Breakage
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89
Remote-Control Kid Suitcases
Remote-Control Kid Suitcases
The Rastar Kids Suitcase with Wheels is Controlled Remotely
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88
Masculine Solid Fragrances
Masculine Solid Fragrances
The Fulton & Roark Captiva Cologne is Ideal for Traveling
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87
Wellness-Focused Road Trip Kits
Wellness-Focused Road Trip Kits
This Three-Piece Set from Saje Puts a Healthy Spin on Travel
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86
Travel-Friendly Pants
Travel-Friendly Pants
These Pants Were Designed to Be Both Sustainable and Comfortable
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85
Long-Lasting Travel Cosmetics
Long-Lasting Travel Cosmetics
The 'trèStiQue' Makeup Line Offers Easy, Lasting Coverage
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84
Dual-Space Travel Bags
Dual-Space Travel Bags
The 'Henty CoPilot' Has a Variety of Features Ideal for Traveling
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83
Upcycled Plane Seat Luggage
Upcycled Plane Seat Luggage
These Discarded Aircraft Seats Were Made Into Luxe 'PLANE' Luggage
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82
Sporty Stadium Bedrooms
Sporty Stadium Bedrooms
This Airbnb Rio De Janeiro Accommodation is Inside the Rio Olympic Arena
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81
Fingerprint-Scanning Smart Luggage
Fingerprint-Scanning Smart Luggage
The 'E-CASE' Luggage Case Offers Real-Time GPS Tracking
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80
Collapsible Smart Suitcases
Collapsible Smart Suitcases
'Néit' Hard Luggage is the World's First Collapsible Hardshell Bag
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79
Economy Airline Beds
Economy Airline Beds
Geven Has Designed Lie-Flat Seats Geared to Economy Airplane Passengers
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78
Children's Luxury Villas
Children's Luxury Villas
The 'Pineapple Villa' is Inspired by the Classic Kid's Show Spongebob
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77
Compacting Backpack Designs
Compacting Backpack Designs
The Matador 'FreeRain24' Waterproof Packable Backpack is Dependable
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76
Open-Air Luxury Villas
Open-Air Luxury Villas
This Maldives Resort Offers Villas With Retractable Roofs
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75
Chewable Tooth Cleaners
Chewable Tooth Cleaners
'Rolly' is a Portable Toothbrush That Works Without Toothpaste and Water
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74
DIY Airplane Headphones
DIY Airplane Headphones
These Newly Proposed Airplane Headphones are Extremely Compact
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73
Trailer Compound Hotels
Trailer Compound Hotels
This Hotel Was Made from What Was Once a Rooftop Car Park
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72
Comprehensive Travel Apps
Comprehensive Travel Apps
The Google Trips App Makes It Easier to Book Vacations on a Smartphone
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71
Social Good Hotels
Social Good Hotels
Every Facet of 'The Purpose Hotel' Supports Meaningful Causes in the World
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70
Electronic Suitcase Tags
Electronic Suitcase Tags
The Rimowa Bags Offer Digital Luggage Check-In for Added Simplicity
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69
Translating Travel Shirts
Translating Travel Shirts
This Shirt Has Icons That Allow Its Wearer to Navigate in New Countries
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68
Roll-Up Luggage Organizers
Roll-Up Luggage Organizers
The 'Hang and Roll' Clothing Organizer Keeps Travel Bags Neat
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67
Mobile Tourism Truck Pop-Ups
Mobile Tourism Truck Pop-Ups
Visit Florida and Hertz Teamed Up for an Event in London
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66
Chic Designer Hostels
Chic Designer Hostels
Generator Offers Beautiful Boutique Hostels for Low Nightly Prices
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65
Short-Term Apartment Rentals
Short-Term Apartment Rentals
This Network of Co-Living Spaces Lets Workers Live All Over the World
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64
Private Cabana Suites
Private Cabana Suites
This Hotel Offers Private Cabanas for Residents
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63
Travel-Friendly Apparel Lines
Travel-Friendly Apparel Lines
These Clothes Make the Wearer Comfortable During Their Travels
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62
Eco Flying Cable Cars
Eco Flying Cable Cars
Chicago Will Run Flying Cable Cars to Show Tourist Attractions
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61
Improved Business Class Cabins
Improved Business Class Cabins
Virgin Australia Created an All-New Business Class Experience
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60
Interest-Based Navigation Apps
Interest-Based Navigation Apps
Walking App Sidekix Helps You Discover New Places En Route
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59
Handheld Washing Machines
Handheld Washing Machines
The 'Nival' Travel Laundry Washing Device Cleans Clothes in Basins
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58
Longterm Apartment Hotels
Longterm Apartment Hotels
The Maramara Park Avenue Simulates the Stay of a Home in a Hotel Room
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57
Edible Travel Guides
Edible Travel Guides
These Regional Poland Travel Guides are Boxes of Chocolates
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56
Restored Eco-Friendly Hotels
Restored Eco-Friendly Hotels
This Luxury Hotel Was Once an Inn That Housed Power Plant Workers
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55
Long-Lasting Travel Soaps
Long-Lasting Travel Soaps
The 'OneSoap' is Solid and Lasts Longer Than Traditional Bar Soaps
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54
Rugged Retro Carry-Ons
Rugged Retro Carry-Ons
This Durable Suitcase Combines Vintage Design with Modern Features
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53
Structured Italian Luggage Backpacks
Structured Italian Luggage Backpacks
The 'ItalianGrace' Durable Backpack is Inherently Chic
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52
Child-Free Eco Hotels
Child-Free Eco Hotels
The Ladera Resort Specializes in Luxury Eco-Tourism for Couples
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51
Backpack Baby Cribs
Backpack Baby Cribs
The Lotus Everywhere Travel Baby Crib Instantly Creates a Space for Infants
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50
Glass Pod Accommodations
Glass Pod Accommodations
PurePods Offers a One-of-a-Kind New Zealand Experience
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49
Inflatable Eggplant Pillows
Inflatable Eggplant Pillows
The Aubergine Pillow is Great for Commuting and Traveling
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48
Partition-Free Hotel Rooms
Partition-Free Hotel Rooms
This Open Air Hotel Room is in the Middle of the Swiss Alps
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47
Compressible Travel Bottles
Compressible Travel Bottles
The 'que' Travel Water Bottle Has a Design That Collapses and Expands
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46
Feature-Packed Travel Jackets
Feature-Packed Travel Jackets
The Hallam 29 Traveler Jacket Has 29 Features Like its Name Suggests
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45
Shark-Infested Underwater Bedrooms
Shark-Infested Underwater Bedrooms
This Airbnb Aquarium Suite is the Brand's Latest Contest
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44
Smart Collapsible Suitcases
Smart Collapsible Suitcases
This Hard Shell Suitcase Aims to Solve All Storage Problems
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43
Remote Wilderness Retreats
Remote Wilderness Retreats
These Private Log Cabins are Designed for Grizzly Bear Viewing
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42
Travel-Friendly Tiny Homes
Travel-Friendly Tiny Homes
The Vista Sport is Designed For Stress-Free Towing and Traveling
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41
Luxurious Music Festival Accommodations
Luxurious Music Festival Accommodations
Cornbury's Pop-Up Hotel Caters to an Upscale Clientele
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40
Technology-Focused Luggage
Technology-Focused Luggage
The Arlo Skye Carry-On Suitcases Feature Charging Capabilities
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39
Malleable Travel Pillows
Malleable Travel Pillows
This Supportive Travel Pillow Can Reduce in Size for Easy Portability
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38
Travel-Focused Jeans
Travel-Focused Jeans
The Aviator Travel Jeans Combine Comfort and Style with Security
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37
Functional Backpacker Luggage
Functional Backpacker Luggage
The 'ProGo' Carry-On Backpack Provides Exceptional Functionality
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36
Inflatable Travel Bags
Inflatable Travel Bags
This Inflatable Luggage is Designed to Protect Belongings from Water Damage
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35
Functional Luxury Luggage
Functional Luxury Luggage
The New Louis Vuitton Roller Luggage Was Designed By Apple's Design VP
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34
Vacuum Seal Backpacks
Vacuum Seal Backpacks
Casper Notenboom Unveiled These Versatile Carriers at Beijing Design Week
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33
Wanderlust Commuter Knapsacks
Wanderlust Commuter Knapsacks
The HEIMPLANET MOTION Series Active Backpacks are for Multiple Uses
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32
Contoured Comfort Travel Pillows
Contoured Comfort Travel Pillows
The 'J-Pillow' Neck Travel Pillow Enables Better Airplane Rest
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31
Promotional Floating Apartments
Promotional Floating Apartments
This Airbnb Was Created with Disney Pixar for 'Finding Dory'
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30
Modernized Airplane Cabins
Modernized Airplane Cabins
The 'Airspace by Airbus' Cabin is Designed Around Comfort and Ambiance
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29
Luggage-Storing Airport Loungers
Luggage-Storing Airport Loungers
The Nest Airport Bed Stores Luggage Inside as Travelers Rest
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28
Hyper-Connected Hotels
Hyper-Connected Hotels
This Integrated Hotel Was Designed to Target the Millennial Demographic
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27
Tech-Centric Travel Pillows
Tech-Centric Travel Pillows
This Travel Air Pillow Enables One to Rest While Using Their Phone
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26
Wellness-Focused Travel Kits
Wellness-Focused Travel Kits
Bird & Anchor Curates Natural Beauty Wellness Kits for Travelers
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25
Tourist-Inspired Concept Stores
Tourist-Inspired Concept Stores
The Away Store Conceptualizes Travel to Two Cities in One Space
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24
Airport Layover Sleep Pods
Airport Layover Sleep Pods
The 'aDream' Unit Provides a Tranquil Place to Sleep in the Terminal
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23
Revitalized Glamping Experiences
Revitalized Glamping Experiences
This Camping Facility Features Livable Pods and Cabins
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22
Washing Bag Luggage
Washing Bag Luggage
The Away Carry-On Luggage Provides Removable Compartments For Laundry
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21
Modular Travel Bags
Modular Travel Bags
The 'Arcido Bag' is Specifically Designed for Carry-On Luggage
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20
Breathtaking Travel Photography
Breathtaking Travel Photography
Johan Lolos Epically Photographs His New Zealand Road Trip
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19
Sunlit Private Jets
Sunlit Private Jets
The New Embraer Kyoto Airship Has Door-Sized Windows
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18
Multi-Use Sleeping Bags
Multi-Use Sleeping Bags
The 'Kachula' Sleeping Bag Can Turn into a Pillow and a Hoodie
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17
Hotel-Like Airplane Cabins
Hotel-Like Airplane Cabins
First Spaces Brings Additional Luxury to the Idea of First Class
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16
City-Sized Cruise Ships
City-Sized Cruise Ships
The Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship 'Harmony of the Seas' is Astounding
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15
Collapsible Travel Bags
Collapsible Travel Bags
The Néit Suitcase Fold Down for Easy Storage
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14
Massage-Inspired Sleeping Aids
Massage-Inspired Sleeping Aids
The Woollip Travel Pillow Brings Comfort to Planes and Trains
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13
Tiny Functional Homes
Tiny Functional Homes
Artist Jeff Smith's Design is The Smallest House in the World
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12
Ultramodern Hotel Amenities
Ultramodern Hotel Amenities
Hotel Cappuccino Lets Guests Forward Unused Amenities to Charity
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11
Inflatable Travel Sleep Pillows
Inflatable Travel Sleep Pillows
The 'APUS Relax' Inflatable Pillow Makes Travel Sleeping Better
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10
Multi-Feature Travel Sets
Multi-Feature Travel Sets
The 'Nomatic' Bag's Multiple Features Make It Perfect for Backpacking
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9
Otherworldly Travel Ads
Otherworldly Travel Ads
These Ads for Azul Airlines Show the Ease of Discovering New Worlds
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8
Luxury Travel Pop-Ups
Luxury Travel Pop-Ups
'The Carry-On' is Pop-Up Series from High-End Retailer Kit and Ace
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7
Supportive Airplane Head Rests
Supportive Airplane Head Rests
The HeadRest is a Device That Could Make Flying More Comfortable
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6
Car Pop-Up Campers
Car Pop-Up Campers
The BlackFin Camper Box is a Hard-Shell Pop-Up Tent
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5
Modern Capsule Hotels
Modern Capsule Hotels
This Box Hotel Offers Cramped but Cozy Hotel Suites
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4
Tech-Centric Travel Packs
Tech-Centric Travel Packs
'Lifepack' Travel Backpacks Feature Anti-Theft and Solar Technology
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3
Modern Mini Camping Trailers
Modern Mini Camping Trailers
The Airstream Basecamp is a Camper for Young Adventurers
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2
Teardrop Trailer House Hybrids
Teardrop Trailer House Hybrids
This Tiny Home Combines the Features of a Teardrop Trailer
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1
Converted Sprinter Vans
Converted Sprinter Vans
Filmmaker Cyrus Sutton Shows How He Lives on the Road in His Converted Van
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