Travel: Getaway Gear

Hang on to your boarding passes this holiday season--it's bound to be a bumpy ride. Luckily, there's a new generation of travel gadgets designed to ease your passage in style and comfort. Case in point: the Travel Brush Kit, above, from Michael Marcus Cosmetics ($95). It packs eight sable makeup brushes into a compact just slightly thicker than a passport.

CHASING A DREAM Now that many airlines have started charging for pillows--or stopped offering them--it makes sense to start carrying your own. Goose-down pillows from Quixote ($52) have removable cases and can be compressed for easy packing.

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