After trying a number of roll-aboards and or carry on pieces of luggage over the years - I always gravitate back to the Eagle Creek carry on products. The several non Eagle Creek carry on's I've tried previously - either have an issue with the center of gravity, are only two wheels or fall apart after relatively light use. I've had good luck with the Eagle Creek carry ons for several reasons: 1. Durability, 2. Lightweight and 3. four wheels … [Read more...]
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This compact interactive card game recently came across our desk - the directions as listed on the outside of the box seemed simple enough "Predict your opponent's answer and the reason why". It comes with a cool tagline to: "An Absurdly Provocative Game For Thinking People". And always looking for a much needed social activity in a world dominated by screens these days I was immediately intrigued. Three versions of this game can be chosen … [Read more...]
I have been packed for years, at times for an almost perpetual state of motion. This has been especially true in the last 6 months with trips stacked up one after each other. Both my suitcase and backpack remain ready to 'rock and roll' - each one is always in some state of being packed and I can quickly grab either one depending on the type and length of trip. This travel state of limbo has worked well to date, granted nothing is very well … [Read more...]
Noise cancelling headphones - great for blocking out the never ending noise while flying, great for music - or simply a fine escape when you need it. Introducing the Zebra Wood Troubadours w/Mic from LSTN. Founder Bridget Hilton combined her love of music with her friend Joe Huff's passion for fashion and the LSTN headphones are the result. With many musical instruments made of wood they decided to use the same material in their design (each … [Read more...]
This security camera system swooped (their logo is a small bird) into the market in late 2014. This camera and setup is ideal for monitoring home or office setups and or keeping an extra "eye" on your belongings while you are on vacation (the recordings are viewable remotely via a website - see below for more details). The cameras can be setup both indoors or outdoors (the camera's are weatherproof). Disclaimer: I am a NETGEAR Ambassador and … [Read more...]
The GoPro Hero4 Black is the latest premium camera in the GoPro series of cameras. We tested this camera in a number of environments including mounted to a bicycle, in and under water and in low light conditions. Features Low light performance 12mp Photos A number of video frame rates Built in WiFi & Bluetooth Ability to control camera remotely Night & Time Lapse settings Pros And as with other GoPro cameras there are a fleet of ad … [Read more...]
The Stanley brand was founded in 1913 when namesake, William Stanley Jr. invented the all-steel vacuum bottle - effectively replacing glass as the insulating material of choice at the time to keep drinks hot or cold. Over 100+ years since that original vacuum bottle - the designs and products have expanded and diversified. Today Stanley provides a variety of products including various vacuum bottles for both food and drink, lunch boxes, food … [Read more...]
Eagle Creek recently reached out with some products to review - and also donated several prizes for our annual travel writing contest. I've been familiar with a number of their products for many years - one of my go to Eagle Creek products that I always take with me on International travels is my trusted money belt. I've had this for years and have worn it on all my International travels. I'm always on the lookout for durable luggage - … [Read more...]
With Internet access often a challenge during travels around the world it was with great interest that I accepted a Netgear Trek N300 Travel Router and Range Extender when the company reached out to me. I have long been familiar with Netgear having used some of their products since the mid 1990's back when a little Internet Service Provider some friends and I own was just starting out by offering dial-up access. This particular router is … [Read more...]
Bluffworks founder Stefan Loble recently reached out to me indicating he had released the next generation of the Bluffworks pants. Leaving soon after the pants arrived on an International trip lasting several months - involving a number of climatic zones and rigors of both adventure travel and urban travel - this time on the road served as the perfect testing ground for these new pants. New improvements include: - newly-designed slash … [Read more...]