Travel Miscellaneous

Garment Hideaway

Here’s a smart way to hide valuables when you’re away from home or your hotel. This zippered pocket ‘garment’ is meant to be hung in a closet under a shirt so your important documents and jewelry are safely hidden when you’re out and about.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.85
Available from: Magellan's Travel Supplies

Source: bookofjoe

Kiosk

Do Kiosk owners Alisa Grifo and Marco Romeny have one of the best jobs ever? They travel the world finding the most interesting and unique products and bring them back to sell in their New York store. Each trip they take results in a curated exhibition at the store, together with on-going products from previous exhibitions. Emphasis is placed on goods that are traditionally used and cultural-specific. High-priced “over-designed” products don’t make the cut. Kiosk is a must visit if you’re in New York, but you can always browse their online shop. There really is no store quite like it.

Official Kiosk website:

kioskkiosk.com

Address:

95 Spring Street, Second Floor
New York NY 10012
United States

More information:

View Kiosk here

Travel Luggage Scale

Now you’ll know if you’ll be hit with fees or not, or maybe you’ll just get some satisfaction with knowing exactly how much weight you’re lugging around. (Sometimes it helps to be precise when looking for sympathy: ‘Wait up, this thing weighs 25.7 pounds!’, ‘Ack, my back is killing me, I carried around 19.5 pounds through three different airports today!’ etc.)

Upto 77lbs(35kg) Including Tape measurer 39″(1m)

$10.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Travel Luggage Scale here

Outlets To Go Power Strip

I know someone who recently bought this and can’t stop extolling its virtues as a travel power strip. Compared to a regular sized power strip, it’s ridiculously tiny and the way the cord wraps around and plugs in simplifies cord management.

  • Four AC outlets to maximize the number of accessories that can be charged
  • Ultra compact design to fit into luggage and briefcases
  • Exclusive cord management to eliminate dangling power cords

11 x 3 x 7 inches

$12.96, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.96
Availability: Buy Outlets To Go Power Strip here

Moleskine

The Clear Gift Card

Have you heard of this? I wonder how well it works*?

The Clear Card allows its members to pass through airport security faster, with more predictability and less hassle. With Clear you will get a consistent experience all the way to the gate. Clear members have access to a separate, express security lane by using an identity card containing their encrypted fingerprint or iris images at select airports. The gift card comes imprinted with a unique code which, when entered on the online application, will grant the recipient one free year of Clear membership. A perfect gift for the frequent traveler.

more about Clear and how it works.

$199.00, Buy it here.


*(not the gift card, but the actual experience)

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy The Clear Gift Card here

Laundry 101 Bag

For those of you that have to lug your laundry to and fro (or know someone who does), this bag looks like it would make the job a bit easier.

…heavy-duty denim laundry bag, printed with Lindy Sue’s most popular stain-fighting tips and universal laundry symbols. Bag can be carried as a backpack and includes a zippered pocket for change and keys for those trips to the laundromat (or home).

$38.50,
Buy it here.

More information:

View Laundry 101 Bag here

Travel Shoe Bags

I swear by shoe bags. That sounds funny, but I mean it.

“This handsome shoe bag is great for protecting clothes from getting soiled in a suitcase and so much nicer than carrying shoes in a plastic bag from the supermarket. . The bag is made from a sturdy cotton with a heavy duty cotton cord drawstring. One bag will hold a pair of shoes. Machine wash and dry.”

Measures 16″ L x 11″ť W.

Golf Shoe Bag, $13.95, Buy it here.
Gentleman’s Travel Shoe Bag, $13.95
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.95
Availability: Buy Travel Shoe Bags here

Top Ten American Beaches

If you’re planning any road trips this summer, you might consider checking to see if any of these beaches are on the way to your destination.

From wejetset magazine:

Dr. Stephen Leatherman, coastal expert with Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research, has recently published his 18th Annual Top 10 American Beaches ranking. Click Read More to view the ranking and our tips for turning a beach visit into a healthy excursion.

top ten american beaches

1. Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin/Clearwater, FL
2. Hanalei Beach, Kauai, HI
3. Siesta Beach, Sarasota, FL
4. Coopers Beach, Southampton, NY
5. Coronado Beach, San Diego, CA
6. Main Beach, East Hampton, NY
7. Hamoa Beach, Maui, HI
8. Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks, NC
9. Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, FL
10. Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, SC

Fifty criteria were used to evaluate the beaches, including water and sand quality, facilities and environmental management. The top spot went to Caladesi Island State Park. According to Dr. Leatherman, “Caladesi’s real attraction is its powder white sand, warm, crystal clear water and beautiful nature, all making it the number one beach to enjoy and decompress”. -wejetset magazine

Travel Thread Kit

Never underestimate the importance of a needle and tread whilst traveling. This would fit easily anywhere within your luggage or in a pocket (though if you put it in a coat or pants pocket, be careful, of course).

“A travel sewing kit, much better alternative to the small spool-in-a-box version. Cotton thread to be used on all fabrics, 8 strands per color, 21 colors in total. Pull a thread out piece by piece.”

Cotton Thread and Needle
18″ x 1″

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.00
Availability: Buy Travel Thread Kit here

Travel Moleskins, set of 3

A Mokeskin set with a built-in travel guide? Yes, please.

“Each guide includes 228 pages – 44 in color – and up to 36 maps, including areas of interest, metro routes and an alphabetical street index. Tabbed sections help organize information on hotels, restaurants or whatever interests you, and there up to 76 blank pages on which to record your thoughts. There are slots for your travel documents. Crafted with a sewn binding, these City Guides fit all the information you need in one compact, durable package.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $17.95
Availability: Buy Travel Moleskins, set of 3 here

Pack This Pad

How many times have you forgotten something on a trip? This pad will aid you in making sure you take everything you need.

“An exhaustive checklist of everything you could ever need, this organizational tool will help even the most forgetful to arrive and depart fully equipped. Now you only have to worry about getting to the airport on time! The Pack This pad consists of 60 pages that are 80-pound uncoated text stock with chipboard backing and adhesive binding.”

6″ x 9″

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.95
Availability: Buy Pack This Pad here

World Traveler’s Plug Set

These make adapting your electrical devices look fun- maybe because they look kind of puzzle-ish?

“These five lightweight and compact adaptor plugs accommodate plug sizes in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Made of high-impact plastic. For use with electrical appliances that suit or are switchable to suit the foreign wall outlet voltage.”


Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy World Traveler’s Plug Set here

Hostel Sheet

If you ever stay in hotels or motels or hostels with questionable cleanliness standards, and you fear the results of a black light test, you may sleep better in the hostel sheet, which is essentially a sheet sewn into a sleeping bag shape. It packs neatly into your luggage and weighs 14 ounces.

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Availability: Buy Hostel Sheet here

Shoes and Stuff Travel Bags (set of 3)

Keeping things organized when traveling is not always easy, especially when shoes and laundry are involved. These nice graphic nylon bags might just be the trick to help with your bag/suitcase organization dilemma.

One set includes 1 “STUFF” bag and 2 “SHOES” bags.
Sold as a set of three bags.

Shoe: 15″ x 8.5″, Stuff: 15.5″ x 12″

Purchase Information:

Price: $21.93
Availability: Buy Shoes and Stuff Travel Bags (set of 3) here

 
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