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
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.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, American airlines lose an average of about 10,000 bags a day. Canadian Airlines aren’t required to report incidents of lost or damaged luggage, so we don’t have exact numbers. Either way, you hope it never happens to you.
I used to dread flying. Not because I was afraid to fly, but because my ears would instantly plug up after taking off giving me a major headache. It was even worse descending. Sometimes my ears stayed plugged for days, even weeks. When you travel by jet, they pressurize the cabin so you can breathe, but they only pressurize it to the equivalent of about ten thousand feet and we fly higher than that more often than not.Explore
Keeping fit is easy when you can track it with the flick of a fitness tracker. Which one is the best fit for you? Introducing Misfit, the elegant way to track steps, laps, and REM.Explore
A digital luggage scale should be part of every traveller’s bag of tricks. Airlines are clamping down on sizes and weights of every piece of luggage you take with you. Recently, I was visiting relatives in Mexico and taking a few presents with me. Without my own digital scale, I would have been over the allowance. Be on top of your game with a scale that makes weighing and re-weighing easy. All digital scales are not created equal, but this handy scale is small enough to store away in a drawer or shelf when not in use.
My Mocreo universal travel adapter travel adapter was a daily essential on a recent trip through the Northwest Passage. My camera needed a charge every night to be ready for the hundreds of photos I was taking, my laptop had to be at the ready for the myriad of notes I typed; and, most importantly, my travel kettle allowed my morning cup of tea in the cabin. Adapters are simple, but they need to be reliable and it’s vital that they “adapt” to the required voltage no matter what, no matter where.
Vinyl is back with records being placed in the front of every music store. Analogue watches and clocks aren’t far behind. There’s something about a travel clock waking you up in an exotic, foreign hotel that rings authentic. Digital vs. analogue – there is no right or wrong. Sleek versus nostalgia. Tradition vs. modern. What type of traveller are you? I travel with a foot firmly in both camps. Explore