Category Archives: Product Review

Clothing Arts, Makers of Best Travel Pants on Kickstarter w/ Exciting New Product!

Clothing Arts

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!

Love Baseball & Food? Then This Book Is For You

Ballpark Food

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

Broken Zipper During A Trip- This Might Help

broken zipper

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

Thankful For The Best Travel Pants Ever…

Clothing Arts P Cubed Pants

Back in August I wrote a review of what I’d consider possibly the best travel pants ever.

The pants are from Clothing Arts and are called the P^Cubed Adventure Travel Pants. If you want to be sure to have all or your valuables safe, then these are the pants for you. Just as important is the style, comfort and quality of these pants.

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for having an amazing family, having the opportunity to visit lots of incredible places around the world, to be healthy and happy! ūüôā Continue reading Thankful For The Best Travel Pants Ever…

Amenity Kits, Not Just In Premium Cabins

amenity kit

A couple of weeks back I wrote about what I feel is The Worst Biz Class Amenity Kit Ever.

Considering that we tend to fly much more frequently in coach, amenity kits are not something that we get often.

Over the years we were disappointed with our Singapore kits (more a small pouch), really liked our American Air (business & first) kits and loved Lufthansa’s Awesome Oktoberfest Inspired Amenity Kits. There are quite a few others that I didn’t mention but you get the idea…

While amenity kits come in all kinds of quality and varieties, it’s always nice to get an unexpected amenity kit when flying at the back of the plane. Continue reading Amenity Kits, Not Just In Premium Cabins

The Worst Biz Class Amenity Kit Ever

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At the end of the summer, Kim, Lucas and I flew home from our trip back to the Balkans in business class on Finnair.

We  typically fly in economy class so we can stretch our miles and go on more trips. However, award space home from Sofia was only available in biz so we decided to take what we could get to make the trip a reality. Continue reading The Worst Biz Class Amenity Kit Ever

A Helpful Travel Item Gets Even Better

image from Hoboroll video

A little over a year back I wrote a review of the Hoboroll, “a luggage organizer that provides compression of items as well as multiple storage compartments”.

I found the Hoboroll to be very useful when it came to packing for a short weekend trip. With relatively small compartments I found it hard to fit a bunch of my shirt into one. Because my clothes are pretty bulky, I found it to be of little use to me. However, when it came to Lucas this is where the Hoboroll excelled. We could fit just about all of his things into the Hoboroll in an organized way for a 10-12 day trip. Continue reading A Helpful Travel Item Gets Even Better

Possibly The Best Travel Pants Ever- Clothing Arts P^cubed

Hagar Qim, Malta

While at the NY Times Travel Show’s Industry Day back in February I came across a company which offers a pretty unique kind of apparel.

Clothing Arts makes the¬†P^cubed Adventure Travel Pants which really caught my attention. They looked similar in some ways to other travel pants that I’ve worn over the years (North Face, ScotteVest). They come in similar neutral colors with cargo pockets along with a bit of a twist.

The P^cubeds Pants are Pick-Pocket Proof Pants. Continue reading Possibly The Best Travel Pants Ever- Clothing Arts P^cubed

The Newest Card In My Wallet: Nomad’s ChargeCard

A few months back I came across a really interesting and potentially useful new card.

Now I’m guessing that most of you assume that I’m talking about a new credit card from one of the popular banks like American Express, Barclays, Chase, Citi or US Bank etc…

This card is issued by Nomad and it’s called ChargeCard. The ChargeCard won’t earn you any miles or points but it will help to give your mobile device a charge and it comes in a tiny package.

A little about the ChargeCard:

Continue reading The Newest Card In My Wallet: Nomad’s ChargeCard

Product Review: The Hoboroll

photo credit: Gobi Gear

A few months back I was offered a product to try out and review by Gobi Gear called the Hoboroll.¬†The Hoboroll is “the first luggage organizer that provides compression of items as well as multiple storage compartments”.
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I’m always looking for ways to make travel easier and organizing things simpler so I was happy to accept the offer.
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A little about the Hoboroll:

  • Five compartments to organize your things
  • Made from lightweight nylon so it doesn’t add much weight
  • It can reduce packed volume by up to 50%
  • Compression: two straps/ clips across the middle
  • Can be opened/ closed from either side
  • Can be used as a stand alone item thanks to the shoulder strap or be placed inside a larger bag.

Continue reading Product Review: The Hoboroll