Category Archives: Travel Products & Services

Grab N Go Band: Using your Cell Phone for Storage?

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How often do you wish that you didn’t have to take your wallet or purse with you when leaving the house? If you’re like me, this happens quite a bit as I really don’t enjoy carrying a purse, but the problem for me is that I often need to take along my cell phone, IDs, and money. Enter Grab N Go Band rubber storage bands. These colorful bands fit around your mobile phone and allow you to store things like credit cards, IDs, cash, and business cards without the need for a wallet or purse. Best of all, the bands are designed to fit so that they do not interfere with the functioning of your phone, allowing you to call, text, or surf the Internet even with the Grab N Go Band storage bands in place. Ideal for traveling, hiking, exercising, or just running errands. Interested? Read on to hear Read the Rest…

Lettr: The New Digital Way to Send Custom Postcards

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As frequent travelers, we love buying and sending postcards and we were very excited to hear about a new service called Lettr. Lettr allows you to create custom postcards online that are then mailed to anyone worldwide. While traveling, we love sending postcards from awesome locations with short notes to people back home to let them know we are thinking about them. But as much as we love the perfect photos on the front of postcards, we have wished before that postcards could be a bit more personalized. Lettr is a new online service that solves this issue by allowing you to take and use your own photo for the postcard. So instead of sending your mom a postcard of the Eiffel Tower, you can send your mom a custom postcard with you in front of the Eiffel Tower! While you customize the postcard online, a printed postcard is still Read the Rest…

PortaPocket: Versatile Travel Accessories for Storage & Safety

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If you are ever find yourself digging in your luggage or purse for your passport, credit cards, cell phone, or airline tickets, you may be in need of a few PortaPocket travel accessories. If you find yourself hiding money, credit cards, or tampons in your socks, bras, or shoes, you definitely need to check out PortaPocket! These nifty accessories are designed to store all your small personal belongings and keep them safe while you travel, exercise, dance, or just wander around a shopping mall. PortaPocket accessories are unique from other travel safety products in that they consist of several interchangeable pockets and straps so that you can place almost anything on any part of your body. So if you are looking to strap your passport to your waist, smartphone to your bicep, or your lipstick to your thigh, yeah you can make that happen! We were so excited to have Read the Rest…

Secret Sweater Cardigan: A Perfect Travel Accessory for Women who Layer their Clothing

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The Secret Sweater cardigan may be the perfect travel accessory for women looking for a way to layer their clothing without the bulk. It is a lightweight but durable sweater that works well as a hidden middle layer of warmth or as a fashionable outer layer. While not created exclusively with travel in mind, the Secret Sweater cardigan can help keep you warm on your travels, whether it involves exploring ancient ruins, perusing air-conditioned museums, or sipping coffee at outdoor cafés. I was excited to try out the Secret Sweater cardigan over the past several weeks and I share my experiences below. I have found the Secret Sweater cardigan to have a number of uses and it has become a valuable addition to my wardrobe. Basic Information on the Secret Sweater Cardigan Website / Facebook / Twitter The Secret Sweater cardigan was created and designed by Katherine Noyes Arnemann who lives Read the Rest…

How to Use Airbnb to Save Money on Accommodations and Meet Locals

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Using Airbnb to book accommodations during your travels can not only help save you money, but it can also help you meet people and bring you closer to the local culture. While hotels and even hostels can offer more services than most Airbnb hosts, the chance to stay in someone’s house or apartment can lead to some wonderful conversations and experiences. We have found that it can also help us save a lot of money when compared to booking a hotel room in the same location. Sometimes it can even be cheaper than booking a hostel! While Airbnb is not for every traveler, we’ll provide a review of Airbnb that can help you decide if it is right for you. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of what is Airbnb, our personal experiences of using Airbnb (including how much we’ve paid for various accommodations), and provide a list of Read the Rest…