Excited to test out my new Vasque hiking boots I headed up state to the northern reaches of California. I stopped in Redding, a town known for outdoor activities and featuring plenty of hiking trails in the surrounding hills. I headed out towards Whiskeytown Lake and then found myself in the back country hiking down several dirt footpaths. The Vasque Snowblime Ultradry™ Hiking Boots are ideal for winter use in the snow but certainly are good … [Read more...]
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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...]
Travel + Phone = $$$ That’s an accurate way to think of HireMyCamera.com! What is HireMyCamera about? Think of it this way: If eBay met YouTube and had a baby, that cuddly creation would be HireMyCamera! This brand new website is a unique platform that lets people bid, buy, and sell videos – which means that it’s a great tool for travelers to make some convenient money. Do you have a passion for travel? Does your passion need … [Read more...]
Rashid Fehmi, the CEO of Minnesota based Travel Health and Wellness LLC recently contacted me to review a traveler's health app that he has been an integral part of creating. 'My Travel Health' is available via the Apple Store. Once the app is downloaded and installed you choose from seven primary informational based categories - organized by the major continents and regions of the world. Theme travel is one of the categories and provides … [Read more...]
I was recently contacted by The TUNG Brush™ to test out their innovative and very useful product. This special brush is meant to be used in conjunction with every time you brush your teeth - to neutralize bad breath. Comes with TUNG Gel - in a tube that is airplane friendly (3 oz) so you don't have to worry about losing it in your carry on luggage. Why clean your tongue? Well, apparently this is where most of the bad breath bacteria in your … [Read more...]
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...]