Noise-cancelling headphones reduce unwanted ambient sounds using active noise control, which differs from passive headphones. When I travel for work, I use flights as a way to relax and catch up on my reading or sleep.
Let’s face it…one of the main reasons we choose to go carry-on (or try to) is because we don’t want to lose our luggage. But needs must resulting in checked luggage. Nothing brings as much relief as seeing your luggage heading towards you on the carousel. And there’s the grief when it does not. Despite all the systems in place, luggage goes astray, but you can now ensure a faster return with Lugloc’s geo-tracking system.
One of the reasons I love going on a trip is that I allow myself one new toy to take. On my latest trip to the Sea of Cortez, my pick was the Joby GorillaPod 1K; I certainly had fun coming up with ways to use it. It’s basically a fancy camera tripod, but the flexible segmented legs give it great versatility.Explore
Who really likes to pack? I certainly don’t. No matter how much (or little) planning I ut into the packing process, I usually take far too many clothes, I always forget something crucial and I seldom leave room for tempting purchases on my travels.Explore
If you’re traveling through multiple time zones in a short period, it can be a little tricky to keep track of the time. When I was going through the Northwest Passage, we zigged and zagged through different time zones, back and forth; even my iPhone couldn’t keep up. Explore
I was first introduced to pocket knives when I was learning how to sail. To past time after lunch and before heading back out, we played Mumbley Pig. I loved it!Explore
Using public transportation opens up the real personality of the place you’re visiting, and Citymapper is the premiere app to help you navigate that sometimes overwhelming world. Complete with transit maps for buses, trams, and subway systems, Citymapper provides real-time departure times and disruption alerts as well as bike routing and bike share info. It can even integrate with Uber, if you give up and want to get a car. Explore
Nomad’s new charger fits in a pocket. The battery cable is a five-foot long charging cord woven from super-durable ballistic nylon with a built-in battery that’s got enough power to fully recharge a totally dead phone. For $50, who needs to think twice?This high capacity portable battery knows your priorities. It charges your phone first, then charges its internal battery.Explore
We had just landed safely in Tobermory (Scotland) after a somewhat dark and stormy day…wind, waves and rain…all part of our malt tour adventure. Nothing sets the tone for an evening like great music (and perhaps a dram of scotch). When I arrived back on deck, great tunes from the 60s were bursting out of this small, colourful cyclinder – the Ultimate Ear’s BOOM 2 speaker.
This compact, lightweight Bluetooth speaker boasts 360° immersive sound and performs in any weather whether it be rain, snow or mud with no loss of quality or volume.
As the resident DJ, you can control the tunes by simply tapping on the BOOM 2. Once to play or pause; twice to skip a song.
The musical possibilities are endless on and off the water.
There are so many travel apps to choose from and no one wants to clog up their smartphone or tablet with too many icons of unused apps. I have chosen the top FREE apps to make your travel easier whether its planning a layover, getting help with public transportation or getting the most out of a road trip. I have sorted through the fluff to bring you my top 5! In this issue, we featuring the ones to help you navigate the airports.Explore