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Give the gift of sleep!!!! Our number one recommended product of 2020. We first encountered Chili Technologies at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas in 2019! In a matter of no time we became customers ourselves and can’t say enough how much the OOLER and chiliBLANKET have contributed to our well-being and healthy travel! Interrupted sleep is when our sleep is studded with prolonged periods of waking up throughout the night, usually at least four times over the course of eight hours. This condition can be caused by a sudden shift in routine (for example, a new baby in the house), travel, unexpected noises (such as a party at your neighbor’s house or a partner’s snoring), bathroom trips, menopause or other health issues or racing thoughts. Temperature affects your baseline sleep quality and regulating temperature can help you phase shift your sleep for travel and help prevent jet lag. And do you know what we love best about the company? They stand by their product and you get a 90 day money-back sleep trial. See our full review of OOLER by clicking here! Use our coupon code to take 22% off!
Another product we saw at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show in 2020! We’re sure you know that LTD loves swimming for health and this is one of the most innovative products we have ever used! The Vuzix Smart Swim is a heads-up display for swimmers, providing workout status and information about their swim. This enables users to continue uninterrupted and reach optimum performance. Used for open water and lap (pool) training. Luxury Travel Doc reviewer, Glenn Paige says, “Vuzix is one of the most unique swim training devices I have ever used. Besides allowing you to view and analyze your swim data real-time, it allows for open water navigation guidance, entertainment and training viewing options during your workouts. Try it to believe it!”
The Garmin Venu has an enormous number of features, a long-lasting battery and an attractive build. The original round version was introduced in 2019 with an amazing response from users and in 2020 Garmin introduced a less expensive square version that has all of the same features at a fraction of the price. For serious outdoor travel or fitness enthusiasts, it’s hard to beat. The GPS features of this watch are unrivaled and work all over the world. This is a high-performance timepiece that meets big challenges and fits smaller wrists. During the pandemic many Venu users are happy to have their pulse oximetry tracked on their wrist! The new AMOLED vibrant display is perfect for aging eyes and rivals the Apple Watch display! Anyone would love to receive this special gift!
Did the challenges of 2020 bring those you love down? Give them a story of overcoming adversity all while maintaining a positive perspective on life. WWII Iwo Jima Marine T. Fred Harvey describes his emotional and fascinating wild ride — a man who has experienced more adventures than most of us can even imagine. Harvey, the son of an alcoholic, abusive father, found a way to adapt.
Sick of blurry photos or shaky videos? Capture incredible memories of your family skiing, hiking, or even pets just to name a few with this! DJI has unveiled its latest smartphone gimbal, the Osmo Mobile 4 (OM4). Like its predecessors, the OM4 is an ultra-compact three-axis gimbal for keeping your smartphone footage as stable as possible, with a few other unique features baked in. This is one piece of equipment the LTD purchased in 2020 that has amazed us! Bottom line: Never post a shaky video again even on the move! But there are so many features in this newest version, that make spending the extra for the Mobile 4 TOTALLY WORTH IT!
Give the latest generation GoPro MAX! This BRAND NEW technology from GoPro that we have been hearing about for a couple of years has three Cameras in One Allowing them to: Maximize their creative freedom. With MAX they can shoot traditional HERO-style video and photos or capture immersive 360 footage. Vlog to the max with shotgun-mic performance and a front-facing screen.
Choose from four digital lenses in HERO mode to get the shot. Capture video and photos in Narrow, Linear, Wide and Max Super View-the widest view yet. Take PowerPivot selfies, action shots and vertical pics-all with a level horizon.
For less expensive and other alternatives, look at the other version GoPro’s:
GoPro HERO8 Black transforms adventures into incredible QuikStories right on a phone. With its all-new GP1 chip, next-level video stabilization and 2x the performance, looking good has never been so easy. Add voice control and a durable waterproof design, and HERO8 Black is the ultimate GoPro for sharing life as you live it. The HERO8 has improved battery access which was desperately needed!
The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that the elderly or other illnesses are vulnerable and unfortunately many have become more isolated in their homes. AngelSense is a wearable GPS tracker that can attach to your loved one’s clothing or place in their purse. When needed, only the person who holds the “parent key” can remove the device. Family members can download a mobile app where they can:
Your elderly loved one can also quickly contact you through the mobile app by pressing the one-click SOS button on their personal device. Dementia home monitoring devices like AngelSense are a proactive step to protecting your loved ones who live alone and are prone to wander.
Another product that we saw at The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas 2020! These won an Innovation award from CES! The EarFun Free has surprisingly good sound for their low price and offer both USB-C and wireless charging. Battery life is decent at 6 hours, with an extra four charges on the go with charging case. They’re fully water-resistant, too. These definitely outperform the other sub $50 earbuds on the internet!
We all know the traveler who stays active and travels to cold locations! Unfortuanately there aren’t many brimmed hats to wear in the cold! Help them keep the sun off of their face while staying warm with Trailheads! This comes in multiple colors!
While mask-wearing is important to public health, it poses a particular problem to those who rely on eyeglasses to see. If your exhalations cause your glasses to fog-up and obscure your ability to see, Loocid Anti-Fog Eyeglass Wipes will help clear-up condensation and restore your vision. These eyeglass wipes are pre-moistened and ready to use, with no drippy sprays and no need to provide your own cleaning cloth. Simply tear open the packet, remove the disposable wipe, and use it to apply this exclusive antifogging agent for glasses.
Spend less than $100 on this important and practical item that looks amazing! The Esprit AT is a modern, sling style backpack designed to give you the freedom to multi-task and stay hands-free throughout your day. This sling sits comfortable on your shoulders to relive lower back pressure and has an adjustable, padded, quick release buckled strap. ANTI THEFT FEATURES: This bag is fully equipped with RFID protection, exterior zipper lock tunnels, a clip lock for the main compartment opening, and a chair loop lock system. The bottom of the bag is lined with anti-slash fabric and the main strap is also anti-slash. Three colors are available to suit any taste. This will fit most tablets for easy carry.
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Everyone is ready to get 2020 behind us and give them a laugh during this holiday season with a quality tee shirt showing how you may feel! Lots of colors and men’s and women’s fits available!
These are our new favorites for price, quality and effect! Fear of “economy class syndrome” is more common than ever as airlines aim to fit more seats on planes at the expense of leg room. Click here to learn about the definition, who is at risk, symptoms and treatment. BUT you should always ask your medical provider about your personal risk and what you should do for prevention! We always wear compression socks to reduce ankle swelling ourselves! Treat your favorite traveler to a great pair of socks to make them smile! Multiple patterns are available including solids, strips and other designs. Not sure how and why to wear these? Check out our video full of tips for using compression socks including how to put them on:
It’s was just released and is receiving rave reviews! If they’re new to drones, the new Mini would be a great place to start. It would also make for nifty gift for your kid, due to the low cost and ease of use. Just remember to follow Federal Aviation Administration guidelines that don’t allow flying higher than 400 feet, in crowded areas, over people’s heads or oncoming cars. The drone is so light, at .54 pounds, that it falls right under the FAA’s requirement for recreational users of drones to register their device. (The legal minimum is .55 pounds.)
Do you know someone who complains they can’t see their TSA lock every time they use it? The Tarriss’ TSA Lock Alert is a fantastic option that is slightly different than most padlocks.
Want to give them a cozy travel cardigan but don’t want to spend over $100 on a Barefoot Dreams style? This highly-rated and cute lightweight travel cardigan has lots of patterns and lengths available. We love the leopard pattern. We love the pockets for stashing items when out and about! And the price is sure to please your wallet!
Too hot or too cold—either one can make sleep a challenge, and everyone has their own temperature preference. The right bedding can make a difference, but for a more high-tech approach, give them the Embr Wave bracelet. It stimulates the inside of their wrist with warm or cool sensations, helping make the rest of the body comfortable when it’s time to drift off into slumber. And the best thing for us? You can take it with you wherever you go! Silver and rose gold finishes are available but there are some different color replacement bracelets purchasable!
We love Cotopaxi! It’s made in the USA and is one of the lightest carryon bags you will find! It’s tough to use a backpack that weighs a lot before you even start packing. That’s where Cotopaxi 42L comes in! This pack is perfectly sized for carry-on convenience, loaded with well-designed features, and tough enough to handle years of use.
If you’re worried it may be too big for them, go for the 35L size.
We always carry solid toiletries for our carry on only trips because they weigh less and don’t need to be placed in your liquids bag. One of our personal favorites is the HiBar brand. They are eco friendly and the shape makes them easy to use and get to the roots of your mane! Regular, moisturizing and volumizing versions are available! Tip: A half bar will last for at least a month, so you can cut them in half and take in only one container.
Our favorite selfie stick extends to about 4 feet and has multiple attachments for Cameras, Cellphones or GoPro. What we love about this selfie stick is the tripod, and the quick release clip lock system that is fast, reliable and easy to use.
Dainty and comfortable! Rosa Vila is a jewelry boutique specializing in unique designs with meaning. Their products are crafted with particular interests in mind, taking inspiration from the world to create jewelry that reflects passions — like traveling. Three finishes are available and these won’t hurt your wallet either!
Taking photos with a phone are better than many large cameras these days, but there are still some limitations, like low light photos. Save packing space without compromising on photoshoots with the award-winning AOMAIS Smartphone Lens Kit. The kit works with all iPhones, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy and Note, and more. The lens attachments include wide angle, 15x macro, plus a rechargeable LED. Included is a charging cable, travel pouch, quick release lanyard, cleaning kit, and a lifetime warranty.
Perfect for the globetrotting yogi or workout buff, the Toplus Yoga Mat is compact, non-slip, and tiny enough to fit in even the smallest travel bag. It’s made of eco-friendly suede and comes with a one-year warranty. We love to workout while on the road or while staying home during the pandemic and this mat has been one of our go to pieces of equipment!
Maximum protection guaranteed to any glass bottle! These travel wine bags for are padded inside with two layers of bubble wrap cushions to protect from knocks or bumps. Triple Protection will ensure no liquid will ruin their clothes. This is ensured by the Two Step Zip-Lock system, and a strong velcro seal at the bottom. This wine tote bag guarantees that everything will arrive home intact from their trip.
They can take it with them or use it at home, we tried the Barefoot Dreams throw blanket—and it’s just as good as Chrissy Teigen says! This has been dubbed the “softest blanket ever,” and after trying it, we agree! This sells out often at Nordstrom but Amazon usually has some in stock!
In our eyes Kardia is the textbook example of technology shaping health care, empowering and supporting not only e-patients, but medical professionals as well. So, let’s take a look at their newest creation, the KardiaMobile6L! Compared to the Apple Watch, which only provides a 1 lead EKG (don’t get us wrong, that is great!), Kardia Mobile 6L gives what medical providers are used to seeing, a 6L EKG. We use this ourselves and love the portability of this little unit!
There are many reasons to be cautious when they travel. If they carry extra cash, jewelry, or other small items that they don’t want out in the open, a diversion safe like this hair brush with a hollow core can be the perfect solution. It’s a great gift idea for people who stay in hostels, who prefer not to use a hotel safe, or those who just want to be discrete.
Getting a post-flight massage can beat jet lag, improve circulation, and release tension. If they can’t make it to the spa, these palm-sized firm massage balls act like a portable foam roller to work out the knots and loosen tight muscles in feet, hips, back, shoulders, legs, etc. They could use a tennis ball, but the crevice in the middle of this design is more comfortable to use around places like the spine and come with a handy carrying bag.
We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our compression bags for travel. This is one item that we will not leave home without. A vacuum is NOT needed with these. Wonder what’s the best way to use them? Watch our Video Below!
Our favorite magnifying travel mirror is by Floxite. Use this in low light because it lights and it can stand on its own to have your hands free to put in contacts or apply cosmetics! This mirror provides 15X magnification!
This is a customer favorite! AS SEEN ON SHARK TANK AND DISCOVERY CHANNEL. PhoneSoap’s revolutionary bacteria-zapping technology was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank and tested and proven on the Discovery Channel. Think of the germs we are exposed to during travel! Stay healthy and charge a phone all at the same time.
When traveling internationally a dual voltage hair appliance is necessary! Otherwise the one they bring may get short circuited and stop working! We love this lightweight mini hair straightener for its versatility and ability to use internationally.
Yes we have been through hundreds of travel pillows and BCozzy is still our favorite! It comes in three sizes for children and adults. We love the soft design that cradles our neck whichever way we turn it!
I am a travel maniac! Because I travel so much around the world, I look for solutions to make my travel easier. I get asked all the time about the travel gadgets I use or my recommended items. It makes me happy to share these things with you to make healthy and meaningful travel happen!