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Travel Gear

We travel all the time and are always trying out new gear, gadgets, bags, and technologies to make journeys more enjoyable, easier and less hassle. Below are items we have tested and recommend.

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Some Additional Cool Gear to Check Out

Stow-N-Go luggage Organizer

This clever item is a mini wardrobe that you pack and them collapse it into your suitcase. It emerges Mary Poppins-like, and you hang it in the closet. It has for shoes and clothes and even a zippered laundry compartment. Yes, it fits into a carry-on. Check it out here: CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Case Logic Evolution Pro 15.6-Inch Laptop and Tablet Backpack

We travel all the time and after many years of searching have found the ideal backback. It is versatile, holds so much stuff that we often use it as a sole carryon when traveling for just a few days. There is a special pocket for your sunglasses which is great when you emerge from a long flight into equatorial regions. Numerous inside pockets enable you to put things where they belong so retrieving them is not a mining operation – this is especially nice on overnight flights when you want to get something in the dark.  And, perhaps best of all, it has a well-hidden documents pocket for your passport.  A great piece of gear, road tested by On the Map Travel. Look at it here:  GREAT BACKPACK

Goo Toobs

Have you ever used these? So fantastic. They are civilized, smart, squeezable tubes for travel. GoToob is made from soft (but very rugged) silicone, so it’s easy to squeeze out all of the contents. A large opening makes it easy to fill and clean, and an ID-window on the collar helps you remember what’s inside. Airplane carry-on approved, food-safe (FDA), and 100% BPA and PC-free.  I want them in multiple sizes! – CLICK HERE TO VIEW

SCOTTeVEST

Have you ever flown one of the low cost carriers? The ones that limit your carry on to a small wallet (ok I am exaggerating here, but that is what it feels like).  When I am in that situation, I yearn for a SCOTTeVEST – 17 well-designed pockets designed to hold phones, tablets, wallets, keys, drone accessories, water bottles, sunglasses, camera accessories, GoPros, Amazon Kindle, external batteries, dog treats, leashes, and much more.

The vest does not count as luggage.  You just take it off at security, put it through the scanner, put on back on and stroll onto the plane with a carry-on’s worth of your gear.  BTW – this is a big HINT for any of my friends and family who have not done their shopping yet. – CLICK HERE TO VIEW

The Bose QuietComfort (QC20) Acoustic Noise Cancelling Earbuds

I remember getting my first pair of Bose Noise Cancelling headphones – loved them!  A revolution for flights.  However, as great as they were they were just to bulky to sleep comfortably.  Now, Bose has come to the rescue with their Bose QuietComfort (QC20) Acoustic Noise Cancelling Earbuds. The earbuds feature advanced noise reduction that can stand up against nearly any full-sized headphones; the ear bud-type design means I can sleep in comfort and some of my least favorite airplane sounds — another passenger’s loud conversation or a baby crying — are reduced to a soft purr.  NOTE TO FAMILY: I actually want these more than the SCOTTeVEST . . . – CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Folding Snap Trays

I ALWAYS have one of these with me when I travel.  It is nearly the first thing out of my suitcase and goes right on the nightstand.  It is a great catch all for a room key, earrings you forgot to take off until the middle of the night, a watch, your phone and any other paraphernalia;  you tend to lose in a hotel room. Mine is leather, but there are plenty of inexpensive versions, too. I actually want a second one ( I have a lot of paraphernalia). – CLICK HERE TO VIEW