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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Travel, Sleep, or Live Better with SpectraSpray

I bet right now during these try times you're not taking the best care of yourself. There seem to be two types of people: Ones that stuff themselves with comfort food and ones that are starting a new diet and exercise program. I can count on one hand the people I know who are the second type. SpectraSpray is going to be your new best friend through Lockdown and after.


These vegan, organic, sugar-free, gluten-free, yeast-free, wheat-free, dye-free sprays come separately and in awesome kits to help you live your best life during travel and beyond.

I hate pills, especially vitamins, because a lot of them are a choking hazard. Like, why do they need to be SO big?! Also, a lot of vitamins don't give you the most benefits because they have to go through your digestive tract and half the nutrients get lost in the process. SpectraSpray makes vitamins that you spray into your mouth, where they get quickly absorbed and into your bloodstream.

If you're having problems sleeping right now (or any time), their Sleep Spray is a natural way to lull yourself into a deep sleep. It contains melatonin and herbs, all proven to support a restorative sleep. 

Need more energy to get stuff done? The B12 Energy Spray can give you that boost whenever you need it. 

Worry about health is big on everyone's mind at the moment. Immune Spray creates a barrier in your mouth to defend against bacteria and viruses. This is perfect for these uncertain times, but also when you're traveling to new places and are facing new germs and experiences where it's easy to get sick. 

Another big issue right now is added stress. A mix of B vitamins and herbs make the Stress Spray a good way to help you just relax and calm down when you feel like everything is too much. 

Now,  you can purchase these by themselves as single sprays or you can get them bundled like these below:

Travel kit gives you energy, restful sleep and immunity: 
Immune Spray | Sleep Spray | B12 Energy Spray

Stress Less kit allows you to sleep well and stay calm and focused:
Sleep Spray | Stress Spray

Jet Lag kit allows you to naturally fall asleep and then wake up with energy:
Sleep Spray | B12 Energy Spray

Stay Well kit gives your body the natural boost it needs to fight off sickness:
B12 Energy Spray | Immune Spray

I have the Jet Lag kit and these sprays work wonderful separately, but they're going to be great when I travel long distances as well. I always have trouble sleeping the first night I'm away from home. Eric has troubles sleeping almost always, so this is working wonders. When you're going more than you usually do it can be easy to lose steam some days. The B12 Spray is going to give me the extra I need to keep going without needing a nap. 

Not only are these sprays all natural, but they have the highest absorption rate, they can be used anywhere at any time, they're safe for everyone, are TSA-compliant, and they taste great! You can't say that about a lot of other vitamins, because they taste like they are good for you (meaning gross). These have a nice minty taste, but it doesn't linger, as it absorbs so quickly. So, if you don't love mint, know it's very slight and has no aftertaste.

They're easy to use, too! You spray them inside your mouth or on the inside of your cheek. Use 4-8 sprays as needed and then let it work its magic. 

More info:
Where can I buy them? Online at SpectraSpray's website
How much do they cost? $19.95+ | Jet Lag kit: $38.95
Other specs: Superior oral absorption; no binders, fillers or artificial ingredients; convenience and taste. No food or drink required. There is no sugar, starch, wheat, soy, eggs, salt or dairy. Made in the USA. SpectraSpray is a woman-owned small business. 

You'll find even more varieties online than what I've outlined above. These are just the best travel kits and individual sprays for your trips. You can also grab a CBD spray if you have a fear of flying, and hand sanitizer spray to keep you even healthier on your trips (or when you're going on essential business in town right now). Items are in stock and ready to ship to you.

These also make great gifts for people in your life. Maybe grab a pack of sanitizer spray for work, kids, or your mailman. Get a Stay Well pack for your mom or dad. Slip a Jet Lag kit in a gift bag for your graduate who's hoping to see the world. Because they're natural, organic, and free of allergens, they work for everyone you know.

Like what SpectraSpray is doing? Follow them on social media!

How do you keep traveling well on your trips?



Disclaimer: I was provided with the Jet Lag kit for the purposes of sharing with my readers. All opinions are 100% my own.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

How to Plan Trips When You Can't Travel

We're going into week 2 of forced exile, and I hope you're all keeping busy and not having too much cabin fever. I'm an introvert, but also working on some more product reviews for you, so it's fine for me. One of my three future trips has been cancelled, and I'm being realistic about the fact that the other two might also get postponed, but I'm keeping my travel spirits up.


I've been using the Joe Coffee App to order from local coffeeshops to get my coffee fix and help our baristas keep their jobs and the shops to stay open. You order and pay in-app and then get coffee delivered to your car when you arrive. It helps to keep your interactions minimal and you aren't hanging around inside with others. Portland Dining Month has been suspended for the time being, but I was able to go to two before lockdown, so stay tuned for those as well. 

Our new "eating out" normal

Right now is the perfect time to start planning a vacation, far in advance, since we don't know when it'll be safe again to get on a plane, but when we do, it's going to be exciting. What can you do right now to plan the perfect trip?

Save Money

If you're lucky enough to be able to work from home or get paid during lockdown, then you are already saving gas money and money you'd spend going out to dinner, lunch or the movies. Even if you get a few meals through take-out or Uber Eats, that's probably way less than what you usually spend. I know we're doing well on that front. Since you aren't going out for dates or whatever else, put that money in your travel account.

Research, Research, Research

What else are you doing besides binging Netflix/Hulu/Prime? Exactly. Now's the time to figure out everything a destination has to offer, everything you want to see/do/eat, and find deals on those things that cost money. You'll also have time to find all the cool free things or ask your friends on social media for all their suggestions. You'll end up with the perfect itinerary!

Book Far In Advance

If you know when you want to go, then this is the time to book those popular things in advance if you can, while no one else is traveling or booking. This means getting those hard-to-get reservations, which will make you feel like you won the lottery. 

Get Prepared Now

Order or study maps, learn the language, delve into the culture norms. You'll know how to get around and not offend anyone, and how to ask people where the bathroom is. People will think you're a natural and you'll feel great about yourself. Make a list of all the local foods you want to try or your destination's "specialty" items, like spices or toys or exports that you can't get elsewhere and you want to bring home for gifts or souvenirs.

Put Together Your Carry-On

This is the time to perfect your packing and get your ideal travel capsule wardrobe together. Make a packing list, pare it down to the essentials, buy the best travel bag for you, and then pack it! If you struggle with packing light, this is the time to practice it. If you're like the rest of us, you're surviving on the bare minimum of clothing and makeup right now, so that those ideas into your packing. Need new items for your toiletry bag? Check out Travel Pakt and get that squared away now, so you're ready when travel day comes.

There's more that you can do, but these will get you through Quarantine and get you excited about being allowed to travel further than the grocery store again. Need more ideas on how to survive lockdown when you have massive wanderlust? Check out my post on keeping your sanity. You can also see my post on Facebook with all the virtual tours and live streams to get you "out of the house". 

How are you satisfying your love of travel right now?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Review: The Travelon Seat Pack Organizer

The Travelon booth at the Travel Goods Show this year was packed with a bunch of new and awesome products. As a blogger, I have the privilege of going home with a media bag with some of the new or popular products for the year. Travelon always includes some great products, but this organizer is one of my favorites, because I hate it when I get on the plane and have to rummage in my bag to pull out the things I want on my flight, but this keeps it all together and, as the name implies, organized.

The Seat Pack Organizer from Travelon has three sections and a slim profile, so it's easy to slip into your bag, and then pull out when you get to your seat.

The Seat Pack Organizer has three sections and a slim profile, so it's easy to slip into your bag, and then pull out when you get to your seat. This bag is perfect for people with kids, for keeping all your electronics at hand, or for those that don't want to stuff anything in the seatback pocket. I get it.


On the front of the organizer, you have two zipper pockets. They run the length of the bag and go all the way down. This bag seems small, but it actually holds a lot of things. 



The back of the bag is a full zippered compartment that is clear, so you can keep your tablet, iPad or other electronic in there. You can fully use the touchscreen through the plastic, and it also keeps it protected from spills. (You never know when turbulence will cause weird accidents.) You'll find two loops on this organizer: One of the top and one on the side. This allows you hang it on the tray table hook and watch or play vertically or horizontally. 


If you aren't watching a show or playing a game, you can flip your organizer around and have everything else right at your fingertips (in fact, I would store it this way instead of stuffing into your seatback pocket, because those are dirty and gross). I packed this the way I would for my flights, but if you have kids, you could throw in crayons, cars, sticker books, snacks. 


I was actually surprised that even with what I put inside, there was still room for more, so that it made finding items really easily. Inside I included my passport, a pen (for crosswords and customs forms), a package of tissues, lip balm, my earbuds, battery back-up, and phone cord. These are all the things I like to have throughout my flights, so having them all in one place will make my trips way more convenient and I won't have to pretzel myself to get able to get into my bag under my seat unless absolutely necessary. 

For those of you with kids, you can have their coloring supplies in one place and can hang their loaded tablet on the seat back, so they have their own little theater at their seat. Pair with a set of bluetooth headphones and they'll be set for a good portion of the flight. And if they want to play games, this is great, because it's protected from spills and crumbs from snackage. 



I know we aren't really traveling right now, but some of us are still going to work and some of  us are taking road "trips" just to get out of the house and see outside. And, eventually, we will travel again, and I'm looking forward to those days already. So, in this time of self-isolation and lockdown and social distancing, let's get our travel bags straight. That way, when we do travel, we'll be super ready.

Also, this makes a fantastic gift for the traveler or commuter in your life. Mother's Day, Father's Day and graduations are coming up, so why not get them a super convenient gift that will make their travels easier. Even if they don't fly that much, they can use this on the train or in the car on road trips.

More info:
Where can I buy it: On the Travelon website (sorry, this looks to be out of stock at the moment) | On Amazon
How much is it? $15
What colors does it come in? Black | Gray Heather (shown) | Peacock Teal
Other specs: 10. 75" x 8" x 1", the rear panel allows the gadgets to be fully accessible while in the organizer

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Disclaimer: I was provided with the Seat Pack Organizer for the purposes of sharing it with my readers. All opinions are 100% my own. **This post contains an affiliate link. If you make a purchase through it, I may be compensated. This helps me keep this blog running and I'm grateful for all your support. 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Review: Travel Pakt Toiletry Bags

If you're like me and like to have a toiletry bag always in your carry-on, so you don't have to keep packing and unpacking and making sure you have everything you need, then I bring you the genius of Travel Pakt. This small company lets you choose all the items you want to bring with you, where it will be pulled together and put into a 3-1-1 bag for you, then sent straight to you, ready to toss in your bag. 

ravel Pakt is a small company that lets you choose all the items you want to bring with you,

Travel Pakt chooses brands that are good for you and, when possible, that give back. Products are all natural and many are eco-friendly, including compostable packaging for some. One great brand they work with is Spinster Sisters, which has a 100% wind-powered  production facility. You can learn about each brand on their listing.


If you're tired of digging through your travel and trial-size items that you may or may enjoy, then Travel Pakt helps to eliminate that annoyance. Find items between hand sanitizer (yes, they do have it in stock!) to shower gel. Everything is TSA-compliant. Don't want to pick products yourself? I mean, I get it. Sometimes you just want stuff to be easy. Well, you can choose from pre-packed Pakts, too.  


If you purchase $40 or more of product, then Travel Pakt will put your items in a suitably sized silicone zip-top bag. These are great, because they have a really reliable seal, plus they're super cute. Don't worry though, because if you purchase less than $40, your products will still come in a TSA-compliant plastic bag that you can still toss into your bag. This is also perfect for those that have already ordered a larger batch of items and already have one of these adorable silicone bags. You can also reuse these silicone bags for things when you aren't traveling, like chips or fruit.


Why a zip-top silicone bag? Well, compared to the normal plastic toiletry bag with a zipper top, the seal will keep any spills inside and are way easier to clean in case of accidents. Your liquids will not end up getting into the rest of your bag. There's nothing worse than getting to your destination and finding something has spilled and then leaked onto your clothes, meaning you have to do laundry when you could be out having fun.


I know we aren't traveling now, but that doesn't mean you can't prep for when you do start traveling again, or keep a toiletry bag with your favorite products in it for work or in your gym bag. Maybe you're a mom and like to keep certain products with you for messes and other unforeseen situations. Right now, I'm keeping this delicious-smelling ruby grapefruit hand sanitizer spray from Everyone in my purse. It comes in handy multiple times a day when I can't go wash my hands after touching something that might be contaminated with other people's germs. Their lotion is also perfect for keeping my hands moisturized after washing them a ton of times throughout the day.


This bag I have is the largest bag, but it also complies with TSA rules and I like that it's see-through as well. It has a flat bottom, so you don't have to worry about it falling over in the bathroom and all your items rolling out onto the floor, because that's a horrible situation.  

Start putting together your own toiletry bag at Travel Pakt's website. And if you love what they're doing, go follow them on social media, too: 



Also, don't forget that Mother's Day, Father's Day and graduations are happening right around the corner, so if you're still too sad about not getting to travel at the moment, remember that these products could really brighten someone's day soon. Heck, you can even purchase an eco-friendly toothbrush at Travel Pakt and complete their whole toiletry bag, so whether they go on business trips or need a bathroom kit for the dorms, you're really the hero there.  And you're supporting a small women-owned business, which makes you a hero to them. Double win!

What's the most annoying part about stocking your 3-1-1 bag for travel? 


Disclaimer: I was provided with a packed Travel Pakt for the purposes of sharing with my audience. All opinions are 100% my own.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Review: Travelon's Packable Travel Blanket

Those of you that know me know that I hate to pack items that aren't essential to my travels, but I also get chilly when I'm hanging out in my room or on the plane. I've also been in rentals where I couldn't close the air vent and my room was freezing, no matter what I did, and needed an extra layer. This packable travel blanket from Travelon is the thing my carry-on bag needs, and possibly yours does, too.


Travelon is one of my favorite travel brands. Everything they have is geared to making your travels, and even your home life, better. While you may not be traveling now, you will in the future, plus you can totally use this at home while you're self-isolating during this pandemic. It comes in its own drawstring travel pouch, and is quite small, but you can omit the pouch and save room by just folding it and putting it flat in your bag. 


This blanket is lightweight, as you can see, but it's also a really good size, so it works for everyone. I like to go back to where I'm staying and snuggle up on the couch to watch a show, read a book, or play on my phone. Many travel blankets are quite small and don't cover my lap and feet unless I'm sitting cross legged. Travelon has fixed this problem, by making a blanket that's larger than most, but still fits in a small space.


Look at this! I could, conceivably, use this as a regular lightweight blanket, it's so large. I'd double this up and use it as a lap blanket on the plane or in the car, but it could also be used as a wrap on the plane if you need an extra layer on top. I love multipurpose items, and this one serves many problems I have. 


At home, I always have a blanket on the couch that I share with the dog sometimes. Depending on the season, I switch it out for one that is heavier or lighter and I foresee this one getting a lot of use in Spring and Summer in between my trips. 


Remember, too, that Mother's Day and Father's Day and graduations are coming up, so giving them something thoughtful and useful for their travels (or dorm room) will make their day and they'll think of you each time they use it. Pair it with another cool accessory, like a sleep mask or toiletry bag (both of which Travelon sells) to give them a head start on a new or upgraded travel bag. 

More info
Where can I buy it? on the Travelon website (sold out at the moment) | on Amazon
How much is it? $18.50 - use the code SHEREENTRAVELS20% on Travelon for 
Size: 50" x 36" (152cm x 91cm)
Other details: breathable fabric that is machine washable. 

I hope you consider adding this to your travel bag, because even while we aren't traveling now, you'll be happy that past you made this purchase when you are traveling again. The same goes for the recipient of this if you give it as a gift. Have you used a travel blanket before?


Disclaimer: I was provided with this travel blanket for the purposes of sharing with my audience. All opinions are 100% my own. This post contains an affiliate link. If you make a purchase through it, first of all, thank you so much, but second of all, I may receive monetary compensation. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

How To Get Through Lockdown with Your Sanity

With everything happening in the world amid the Covid-19 pandemic and everything shutting down or with reduced access/hours, it can be hard to think about travel at all. While you can't get out and see the world like you want to, it doesn't mean you can't plan for your next trip while you're stuck in the house catching up on every show ever made that you have access to.

Learn a new language

Eventually, you're going to travel again, and when you do, you want to be prepared. This is the perfect time to learn a new language for that dream vacation you plan to take at some point. Check out this list of apps that you could be using right now to learn to speak another language or brush up on one you might have forgotten a bit of.  

Get some new travel goodies

I'll be working on some travel product reviews in the coming weeks. Since your trips are being postponed right now, you aren't spending money there. Sure, you're going to want to save most of that for your next trip(s), but if you've been hoping to get some new gadgets, goodies, clothing or whatnot to make them better, this is the time to do it and also support some smaller businesses. 

Stock your travel bag

I'm using this time to test out a ton of new items, but also to put all that best stuff in my bag for my upcoming trips. Get travel-ready by putting together a complete toiletry bag with all your necessities. This is also the time to get a few extra things you enjoy, like some fantastic undies that you can keep in your carry-on. This is especially important if you hate packing or you're prone to forgetting crucial things, like socks or a toothbrush.

Book things for late summer/early fall travel

You're going to be seeing some really low prices for things like airfare, vacation packages, and cruises, but you want to be careful before you decide to jump on those, because there's no telling how long this travel ban and lockdowns will last. If you already have travel plans that are going to fall through (I have at least one trip that isn't going to be happening), know that airlines and hotels are doing their best to allow you to change your plans with ease. Don't screw yourself by making new plans that might fall through, too.

Make a plan for your next vacation

While you're stuck at home, it's a great time to let yourself think about future trips and plan your next one really well. I mean, it's not like you have much else to do besides your piles of laundry and dishes. Get online and really dig into your chosen destination. You can figure out what you want to do the most and ask friends on social media for their best tips and suggestions. It'll really help you figure out a budget, too. Make a plan for how you will save money to pay for your amazing trip.

Purchase gift cards for future you

Future you is going to travel. If you've got money that you want to spend on travel, but you can't right now, because nobody can, put that money into gift cards for things like hotels, airlines, Airbnb, Disney or whatever. You'll be supporting travel businesses and will be setting yourself up for easier travel later in the year.

Virtually tour some museums

A lot of museums and zoos and aquariums and some National Parks are giving virtual tours and streaming right now. If you've really got cabin fever, this is a great way to get a little out of your head and enjoy the world from your couch. There are also a bunch of other cool things you can learn about online, concerts you can watch, and even learn to cook with a Michelin-star chef! Along with learning a new language, you can inject some international flavor into your life and feel like you're on a mini vacay.

Take a rad staycation

You kind of don't have a choice in the matter now. You can sit on your butt and be sad about life and your state-imposed exile, or you can make the most of it by making your time at home into a staycation. Get out in your yard and watch a movie on a screen or sheet, order take-out for a picnic, throw a mini destination party with your family, break out your tent and camp outside, or even book a few nights into an Airbnb, because they still want your business.

Take a photo walk

Getting outside and taking a walk or a bike ride isn't out of the question. In fact, you'll still be socially responsible while also getting fresh air and exercise. Bring along your camera or snap some with your phone and rediscover your town.

All of these are more fun than just sitting on your couch and complaining about all the things you can't do. What are you most looking forward to during your time of Social Distancing?

Saturday, March 14, 2020

2020 Is For the Conscious Traveler

Are you a conscious traveler? With overtourism and travelers who do't eat local when they vacation, it's more important than ever to be aware of your trip choices on every level. Lots of destinations depend on tourism to thrive and I do my best to support the local economy wherever I go. Do you?



So, are you a conscious travler?

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Why You Should Visit New Orleans' Sazerac House

New Orleans is steeped in history. In fact, this year is their 300th birthday/anniversary, so you can imagine the stories the city could tell. While the food and some activities can be quite expensive at times, there are many cheap or free things to do, if you know where to find them. One of these things is the new Sazerac House.



Sazerac rye was birthed in New Orleans, as well as bitters. Want to learn all about this whiskey? Sazerac House is a free "museum" that gives the public a history lesson on booze in the city. The building it's housed in is part of history itself. It was an appliance store and then a hat & glove store, then sat vacant for over 30 years. Sazerac House swooped in and took over the bottom three floors of the six, gussied it up, and started a distillery where they make small batch rye. They produce just one barrel a day, which is then aged for six years.


Each bottle is marked with the actual date and sold in the gift shop. I was lucky enough to catch one of the brewers at the end of my tour, and he gave me a quick turn around the small distillery. It has just four cookers and one still. The bottling line is probably around 15 feet long. It's all very compact, but also very streamlined and shiny.


Now that I've skipped to the end of the tour, let me talk about the beginning. You must make a reservation, even though the tour is free. When you show up, you'll receive a funky bracelet that will enable you to sample three different cocktails. You have the option to get your photo taken in front of the gorgeous bottle wall, then you'll take the elevator to the third floor to start and learn about Peychaud's Bitters.


On this floor, you can taste bitters on their own. Now, they are called bitters for a reason. Don't expect them to be sweet or slightly flavored. It's a very concentrated flavor. While we were there, they were not testing bitters, because of the Coronavirus, but we assured the employee that we all washed our hands and were aware of the risks. You see, you taste bitters by them putting a drop on the back of your hand and then you lick them off (similar to salting your hand for tequila shots). The dropper doesn't touch your skin or anyone else's. 


As a group, we tried the general bitters, Xocolatl Mole, and Hellfire. We were all in agreement in our tasting experience. The general bitters tasted a lot like Nyquil/medicine-y, the mole had a great deep flavor that would give a dark chocolate depth to a cocktail, and the Hellfire was very spicy (it's made with habanero peppers), but didn't linger, so you didn't feel a burn in your mouth. 


We then proceeded around the corner and tried the drink of the hour: the Sazerac. This is made with Sazerac rye whiskey, Herbsaint (an anise-flavored liqueur) and bitters. It's a sipping drink and it was delicious. From here, we thanked our bartender and headed down to the second floor. Here we stopped to interact with the virtual bartenders to learn about specialty drinks like the Ramos Gin Fizz. We took some selfies and then strolled through a rum "storage" room, which took us to the next real bartender who made us a drink that was a bit of a twist on a mojito. This drink used Rum and Elemakule Tiki bitters (cinnamon, allspice and island spices) and was fairly tart in my opinion. 



I like rum, but a more simple drink is preferable to me. If you like lemonade, this is probably a drink for you. The hitch on this drink is that it's made with rum that you can only buy at Sazerac House. The tour continues with the story of whiskey in New Orleans, along with tons of different whiskey varieties. You're then face-to-face with your third bartender, who makes you an apertivo called Peychaud's Spritz. 20% of it is Peychaud's Apertivo, which is a bit bitter and can overpower the palette. It's one part apertivo to four parts prosecco or champagne. You can add or omit soda water, though I think it might need it. Annita and I agreed that it wasn't our favorite, but it may have been a bit more palatable with the soda water. 


Your tour ends in the gift shop, where you also have the opportunity to enter the distillery, which I did, because I love to learn about the making process of things. I also was able to talk to the brewer to ask some questions about burning out the barrel and what they do with them afterward, since you can't reuse a burned out whiskey barrel for whiskey. Turns out you can use it for other alcohol, including gin and even wine. This gives an interesting flavor to them that you can't get on its own. It's a great exercise in recycling and reuse. 


So, that's an awesome free tour in New Orleans, just about a block from the French Quarter, which comes with the extra benefit of getting free drinks. It's probably one of the only places in the city that offers absolutely no-strings-attached booze. If you'd like to see more pics and action shots, see my Instagram post.


Have you ever tried a Sazerac cocktail? If so, what did you think?

Saturday, March 7, 2020

The 2020 Travel Goods Show

So, I'm headed back from the Travel Goods Show in New Orleans, and I've got a lot product recommendations and reviews coming at you, but for now I wanted to give you a peek of some of the cool products I saw. If you're following my Instagram, you may have seen a bunch of these already, or you may have missed them in my stories.
Unfortunately, the Coronavirus made travel pretty impossible for a lot of people, so the show was smaller this year and pretty quiet. For me, personally, that was great, because I didn't need to make any appointments and could just walk into booths to speak to merchants.
Standley, from Denmark, is a company that makes wonderful bags. Their motto is 'Watch more sunsets', and they made a bag to do just that. It has a stand that pulls out, and a seat pad that attaches so you can sit comfortably and enjoy wherever you are. They also have great cooler bag for picnics.

Ever find your keys to be big and bulky? Keysmart turns them into a sort of Swiss Army knife. They even have one equipped with Tile for those that often lose their keys.

So many hotels have crummy lighting in the bathroom. Riki from Glamcor makes awesome makeup mirrors of all sizes with built-in lighting that you can adjust to different levels for your preference. This one us carry-on perfect, allowing you to mix and match your favorite palette pieces inside
Have I told you about YaY Novelty? These bags do great things and also look great. Each bag purchased gives money to Cambodian genocide survivors. I've used these for groceries, shopping, extra stuff coming back from trips, laundry, and even gift bags. So cute and versatile!
Pocketalk is one of the coolest products out there for world travelers. It translates 74 languages, converts currency, and fits right in any pocket!


This revamped boarding bag from Walter + Ray is not only chic, but so useful. Slip your flight accessories inside and you're ready to fly!

I met the lovely folks from True Dark, who make stylish blue light-reducing eyewear. They help reduce eyestrain and also help you sleep better when you might experience jet lag. They come in three different levels for different light and times of day, and each come in styles that will suit everyone's face.

Sick of packing your own 3-1-1 bag? Travel Pakt allows you to customize your bag with natural brands, them they put it all together in a flight compliant bag and ship it off to you. Boom! Ready to go!


This isn't all the cool stuff I brought back, tested, or will be reviewing, but it's a good sampling. What products are your travels lacking?
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