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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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