Organic Aromas I was first introduced to essential oils (Lavandin and Lavender) several years ago while touring lavender fields and visiting related factories in Provence, southern France. When Organic Aromas reached out to me, I was intrigued by their wide diversity of essential oils. They focus on two products, diffusers and the actual essential oils. Besides their most popular diffusers, Organic Aromas also produces hand-carved and … [Read more...]
We have personally tested and used all of the travel related products reviewed on this site.
Some but not all of the products reviewed have been sent to us as samples.
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...]
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...]
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...]
Recently a representative for Speck (maker of durable cases for a number of digital devices) reached out to me. With intriguing videos of phones being dropped from odd and often high places (see the 2000 foot drop video below) I accepted their offer to send me two samples, one of which we are giving away here (see below). The Review We set aside one case for testing - building the courage to drop our iPhone on the hard rug (while enclosed in … [Read more...]
Sprout Watch (Reviewed January 2013) Affordable and Eco-friendly do not always match up in the same sentence - but they do when referring to Sprout watches. Sprout brings watchmaking into the current century for the environmentally conscious generation - their watches are biodegradable. The adventure watch we tested is contained in a case made of corn resin, the material behind the dial is natural bamboo, the strap is organic cotton and the … [Read more...]
iSafe (Reviewed: Jan 2012) The iSafe fanny pack is always armed and ready for use. By quickly pulling down on the hidden draw strap you will immediately produce a mind numbing shrieking sound that is sure to draw attention, startle your attacker - gaining precious time to with an advantage over your attacker. iSafe is advertised as being the world's loudest personal alarm system - containing two 125 decibel sirens and a high intensity LED strobe … [Read more...]
Head Hammock Traveler (Reviewed: June 2011) There are a lot of items that claim to make sleeping in airplane Economy seats more comfortable - with limited success, most we've tried are related to pillows or a brace behind your head/neck. The Head Hammock is somewhat different in that it allows you to lean your head forward slightly and rest against a well supported cotton hammock. This simple yet ingenious invention is the brainchild of Theri … [Read more...]
Booklight in a CoverTM (Reviewed: Oct 2010) is a handy little device that provides light for reading (Three AA batteries required). It is cordless, clipless and clutter free. Often we find ourselves traveling in situations both during the day and at night with very little ambient light. This is the answer to reading under low light conditions! Merely slip a small book into the cover pockets, pull up the LED light from the cover spine. This light … [Read more...]