Category Archives: Product Review

Check Out The Bluffworks BluffCube Packing Cube On Kickstarter!

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In early August 2020, travel-friendly clothing brand Bluffworks launched a Kickstarter campaign for the BluffCube Smarter Compression Packing Cube.

For those of you unfamiliar with the brand, check out a couple of my reviews:

Overall, I’d say that the company makes high-quality, comfortable gear made for your travels and adventures. Continue reading Check Out The Bluffworks BluffCube Packing Cube On Kickstarter!

Game Changer? I Wore The Bluffworks Threshold T-Shirt 5 Straight Days!

BluffworksAt the 2019 New York Times Travel Show I came across a booth from Bluffworks, a travel clothing company. I chatted with their team and checked out some of their products, walking away impressed.

The company was kind enough to send me a few products to me to test out and review. (Check out my review, Bluffworks: A Couple Of Hits And A Miss.)

At the NY Times Travel Show, Bluffworks had one item on display which caught my attention, however it wasn’t yet available. Continue reading Game Changer? I Wore The Bluffworks Threshold T-Shirt 5 Straight Days!

The SkyClip Can Make Flying Much More Entertaining

flyingMany airline have removed seat back screens from their planes for shorter flights, opting to go with a cheaper alternative.

Rather than have to deal with upkeep on the screens, they’ve given passengers the ability to stream content like movies and TV shows directly to their own devices when flying.

When I’m going on a trip, I also like to download a bunch of things from Netflix which I can then view offline. Continue reading The SkyClip Can Make Flying Much More Entertaining

Bluffworks Travel Clothing: A Couple Of Hits And A Miss

BluffworksAt the 2019 New York Times Travel Show I spent some time chatting with the team from travel clothing company Bluffworks.

I had heard of them before but never actually seen their products. I was very impressed with what I saw and hoped to give the brand a try.

The folks from Bluffworks were nice enough to send me a few items to test out. Continue reading Bluffworks Travel Clothing: A Couple Of Hits And A Miss

Product Review: The Tortuga Setout Packable Daypack

Picking the right gear is crucial to making travel more comfortable. When you’re traveling with kids, this is even more so the case.

I typically travel with a 60 liter North Face backpack and a 35 liter Cotopaxi Volta daypack. This is usually a good amount of space for my thing as well as some of the kid’s items.

One problem we consistently run into during trips is which bag(s) to bring along when we’re out for the day. My wife Kim always has a bag, but she doesn’t always want to carry a backpack when she ‘wears’ Theo in our Ergo (baby carrier). And the issue I have is that I don’t want to bring along a 35L daypack, just for a few things. Continue reading Product Review: The Tortuga Setout Packable Daypack

I Tried The Monthly Subscription SprezzaBox For Their Delta Airlines Box

SprezzaBoxMonthly subscription boxes have become increasingly popular in recent years.

A couple of years back, I got Kim a subscription to Birchbox. The price seemed fair and Kim got to try out a bunch of items she probably wouldn’t have tried otherwise.

We also got Lucas a subscription to KiwiBox, a box with activities for kids which are somewhat educational. (If you sign up with my link you’ll get $10 off and I will too after your purchase.)

There are subscription boxes for lots of interests but I’ve avoided trying any out until just recently. I kept getting ads on Facebook and Instagram for SprezzaBox. Continue reading I Tried The Monthly Subscription SprezzaBox For Their Delta Airlines Box

An Awesome Aviation Related Scooby Doo Gift For Kids!

scooby dooWhen shopping for holiday gifts for Lucas, it’s nice to get an idea of what kind of things he’s interested in but it’s even more fun to surprise him.

Lucas loves traveling and he also really likes planes. When I was offered a Scooby Doo Bi-Plane Snaptite Model Kit from Revell to review, I figured it would be a good item to hold off on giving him until the holidays. Continue reading An Awesome Aviation Related Scooby Doo Gift For Kids!

Product Review: The Mifold Super- Portable Booster Seat

mifoldIn travel and everyday life, safety is of utmost importance when you’re getting into a car with kids.

One of the biggest problems when it comes to traveling with a car seat or booster seat is portability. Bringing your own car seat equates to bringing a lot of extra bulk on a trip but it will save you a good amount of money instead of renting one. A booster seat isn’t as bulky as a car seat but they can still take up a decent amount of space.

We came across an interesting car seat alternative earlier in the year, the Ride Safer Travel Vest.

I had received e-mails about another, super- portable booster seat option a while back. Then, I was offered the opportunity to test out and review the mifold. Continue reading Product Review: The Mifold Super- Portable Booster Seat

Can the Ritz Paris Traveler Turn Coach Into Biz Class Comfort?

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Getting comfortable while flying in coach isn’t always easy. However, most of us can’t always fly in premium cabins.

To help with comfort, there’s got to be some other solutions which can make economy class more enjoyable.

Airfiber is their proprietary technology that “helps you move easily, evenly distributes weight and allows airflow to help keep you in a deeper more restful sleep“. Continue reading Can the Ritz Paris Traveler Turn Coach Into Biz Class Comfort?

An Interesting Car Seat Alternative, the Ride Safer Travel Vest

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Kim and I are always looking for ways to lighten the load when it comes to what gear we bring along on our trips.

Traveling with kids requires a variety of extra items. While we never use a car seat on flights, when we rent a car, we bring along one of our car seats so we don’t have to pay ridiculous rental fees of around $12 per day. Continue reading An Interesting Car Seat Alternative, the Ride Safer Travel Vest