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
Monthly 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
When 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!
In 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
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?
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
(Publishing this review is long overdue…)
After flying 91,144 miles as a lap baby in his first 2 years, Lucas took his first flight in his own seat back in January 2014 (during our trip to Norway). He got some more experience flying again in his own seat in February during our Quick Euro Roadtrip, Our Visit to Malta & Milan and on a bunch of other trips since in 2014.
Although we did bring our car seat on Lucas’s second trip we didn’t bring it to Norway or want to bring it on the flights. We figured that his car seat would be a pain in the butt, taking up precious space instead of giving us extra space due to our third seat.
We were hesitant to have Lucas secured with only a regular airplane seatbelt so we started to look into other options. I had seen a couple of solutions at stores in the past but didn’t think much about them until now.
Continue reading Product Review: Kids Fly Safe- CARES Safety Harness
In the middle of 2014 I reviewed a product that I’d consider to be the best travel pants ever. The pants that I am talking about are made by Clothing Arts and are called the Pick Pocket Proof Adventure Travel Pants.
These pants go on every trip that we take. If I’m not wearing them, then odds are pretty high that I’m wearing (in warmer weather) a pair of Clothing Arts shorts. (I prefer their Adventure Travel Shorts but the Business Travel Shorts are an excellent choice too.)
When I found out that the company had an exciting, new product available on Kickstarter, I couldn’t wait to take a look. Continue reading Clothing Arts, Makers of Best Travel Pants on Kickstarter w/ Exciting New Product!
For many of us food is a big part of travel and for some, visiting ballparks can be another fun thing to do when traveling. If you like both of these things you’ll want to read on…
In recent years I’ve chosen some domestic trip destinations based on the local Major League Baseball team being in town. Continue reading Love Baseball & Food? Then This Book Is For You
Ever worry about a zipper breaking on a favorite coat or bag? Now imagine this happening during a trip.
Do you really want to have to go out and buy new gear? Maybe you can’t just get to a store. You might be hiking the Inca Trail or on a trip to a remote place somewhere in Africa.
What if there was another way to fix your things and no need to scramble to replace them. Continue reading Broken Zipper During A Trip- This Might Help