Travel Gear

Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
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I can't help but hear Heart's Barracuda song whenever I look at this bag. That's not a bad thing though because that's a cool song and this is a cool carry-on bag. On paper, the Barracuda Smart Collapsible carry-on bag has all the features that seasoned travelers want. To start with, it has ample room… Read More

Posted in: Cases and Covers, Reviews, Travel Gear
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Packing for travel is a pain sometimes. You need clothes, various charging cables, and, of course, your toiletries. I generally pack fewer items in this category than my Lovely Bride, since I'm willing to wash my hair with whatever soap is available and use one lotion for skin, hair, and face. (Coconut oil is wonderful!)… Read More

Posted in: News, Travel Gear, Wallets
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I travel outside the USA for work several times per year and one thing I am a bit paranoid about is carrying my passport with me everywhere I go. I even take it to the hotel gym with me. However, I also always carry my iPhone with me and often I want my wallet as… Read More

Posted in: Reviews, Travel Gear
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What is the best way to protect yourself from travel related crimes? Just don't travel right? Well that's obviously no fun. Are there other ways to protect yourself? Yes, the P^cubed Pick-Pocket Proof Travel Pants from Clothing Arts can at least prevent the baddies from trying to snag your money, phone and your other pocket gear. Let's take… Read More

Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
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I'm sure that when you travel, you want to have your chargers, cables, portable batteries, earbuds, etc. all organized and easily accessible. Cocoon makes that possible with the Urban Adventure Convertible Carry-on Travel Backpack. This bag has a waterproof rugged waxed canvas exterior and you can use it as a backpack (the shoulder straps are… Read More

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
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As most of us know or have probably experienced, flying these days is not a comfortable affair. The seats are getting closer together, smaller and less comfortable. Even when you take longer flights overseas the bigger planes still feel cramped and the seats uncomfortable. For those longer flights, I have an around the neck pillow… Read More

Posted in: Articles, Travel Gear
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Last week Jeanne and I vacationed in the Panama City Beach, Florida area on Seagrove Beach, Florida. I highly recommend it as vacation destination because the beach was the nicest one I'd ever visited and the sand felt as fine as flour. As with most trips, I always struggle to decide which tech devices to… Read More

Posted in: Reviews, Travel Gear
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The best part of traveling is seeing new places, meeting new people and eating new foods. The worst part about traveling is packing. Especially unpacking. In the past, it's been a big hassle to our old luggage because it was like a set of Russian nested dolls, where the largest suitcase held the next largest suitcase… Read More

Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
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I avoid checking bags in while flying whenever possible.  Additional bag fees?  No, it's the hassle of waiting for checked bags at the carousel, the risk of lost luggage, and the tendency to overpack.  I tend to travel with lots of loose items (charging cables, wall warts, adapters), so what if I could find a… Read More

Posted in: iOS, News, Travel Gear
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Google just released an update to Google Maps that brings Apple Watch support. When you set a route on your iPhone, the Google Maps watch app will automatically show you the directions, in text format, as you go. You can also scroll through upcoming directions to get an idea of where Google wants you to… Read More

Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
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A few weeks ago, I introduced you to the TUO, a travel organizer designed to save space and make packing easier. Since then, I've had the opportunity to travel and test the TUO for myself. Will it ease the frustrations of travelers everywhere or is it a Kickstarter campaign full of empty promises? In case… Read More

Posted in: News, Travel Gear
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I love products that have more than one use, and the Auca multifunctional luggage fits that description very nicely. It's a 25" suitcase that doubles as a desk and cabinet when your travel destination is lacking those amenities. Available in red, green, yellow and blue, this luggage features 360-degree wheels with a braking mechanism for… Read More

Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Travel Gear
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There's a new Kickstarter campaign for something we've not seen a lot of on The Gadgeteer - a thermal flask. It's called the Kole, and is handmade from stainless steel and oak. It can hold 2.4 ounces, and hold hot espresso (4 shots!) or cool whiskey, unaffected by the atmosphere in your pocket, bike bag… Read More

Knife Fork & Spoon, again

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News, Outdoor Gear, Travel Gear
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Back in June 2013, I wrote about this neat product on Kickstarter. I thought is was a rather interesting take on an issue I had seen while working. The project was the Knife Fork & Spoon. Unfortunately, it did not reach its funding goal and was not produced. Well, it's back. The Knife Fork &… Read More

Posted in: Android, iOS, News, Travel Gear
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In the past, the Google Translate app would allow you to snap a picture of a sign and translate it in 36 languages. But since January 2015, Translate (iOS and Android) now allows you to tap on the camera icon within the app, point your phone at any sign, menu, instruction manual, etc. and instantly… Read More

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