Sensible Summer Travel
No matter where you venture this summer here are a few items of note that’ll make your journey easier and more enjoyable:
PAK BARA Carrying Case (www.PakBara.com) – $32.99
With so many different handheld devices and other things to carry around while on summer vacation, it’s wise to take along a PAK BARA–the only patented multi-purpose, on-the-go activity case with interchangeable attachments that will keep your most important items at hand. Choose from three different ways to wear it: metal clip, arm band, or leg band. For an added bonus, just slide it on your belt. The lightweight design allows you to wear PAK BARA while doing high-impact workouts, walking, or even participating in extreme sports—all without losing your keys, I.D., credit cards, MP3 or money. It’s also a great idea for that summertime visit to a theme park or concert so you can pack it, attach it, and go. Another great idea is to use it for carrying diabetic, first aid, or other such supplies while out and about so it can be kept safe but easily accessible.
Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes (www.Walgreens.com) – $5.49
These handy, individually wrapped Towelettes can be used for on-the-go face cleansing to eliminate bacteria and other impurities while preventing clogged pores without stripping the skin. As the first ever Towelettes made with 100% natural witch hazel, Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes won’t cause dryness or irritation, making them suitable for all skin types. This summer, store your Towelettes in the fridge before using as this will add a cooling sensation upon use when those summer days are too hot to bear. Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes come in a box of 20 individually wrapped Towelettes, making them perfect to fit in your carry-on luggage, handbag, backpack or car compartment for those summer vacation plans.
Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light (www.TriBeauty.com) – $245
Extreme summer heat, sweat, and greasy SPF creams can take its toll on your skin, so this summer take a tech approach to putting your best face forward with the FDA-cleared Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light. This revolutionary hand-held, portable acne device brings the same effective, therapeutic power of blue light used by dermatologists into your own home or hotel room. Unlike other acne treatments, the Tria Blue Light gently eliminates bacteria at the source, deep within the skin, and without any harshness. The results are comparable to the leading acne prescription, eliminating clogged pores, pimples, and breakouts. Since it’s portable, you can take it with you wherever you go this summer so you look radiant wherever in the world you happen to be.
Coleman CSXSWP-R 1080p Xtreme Waterproof Helmet Camcorder (www.Overstock.com) – $120
Love extreme adventure? Want to remember those “rad” moments? Capture all your summer activities in action mode, as they happen, so you can create some memorable videos to post online to share with friends and family. With this cool tool, you won’t have to rely on someone to shoot videos of you in action, as you can film them yourself and the experience yourself. The Coleman CSXSWP-R 1080p Xtreme Waterproof Helmet Camcorder is an ideal device for capturing your extreme adventures. You can mount it to your bike handlebars or helmet for a unique perspective that captures your summer activities on land and in the water, whether you sky dive, race a bike, water ski, zip line, or even bungee jump! This killer camcorder lets you focus on the action while it captures every second of the fun.
AquaEars (www.CirrusHealthcare.com) – $4
If you and your kids want to enjoy the pool or ocean this summer but want to keep the water out of sensitive ears, this is the item for you. It’s especially useful for those kids who usually shun the use of ear plugs since they’re available in a variety of licensed characters, including SpongeBob Square Pants, Dora the Explorer, Finding Nemo, Hello Kitty and more. AquaEars ear plugs offer dual protection for water-sensitive ears by sealing out water and reducing ear discomfort due to water pressure. The product is an easy, convenient, and comfortable way to stay protected from swimmer’s ear, which is more prevalent as a result of exposure to moisture in the ears from swimming or bathing. These ear plugs also do not interfere with normal hearing like most other ear plugs for swimming, offering safer and more enjoyable recreation.
Anywhere Comfort Adjustable Memory Foam Travel Pillow (www.AnywhereComfort.com) – $24.95
Stay comfy and even slumber as you jet set! The patented Anywhere Comfort Travel Pillow can create more than six customized shapes to personalize your comfort and support, including a full 360-degree wrap around. Made with soft, high-density memory foam that naturally forms to your body, this travel pillow is sure to help you sleep better while traveling so you arrive refreshed and rejuvenated. The pillow’s other benefits include stress relief, promotion of proper body alignment, head bobbing prevention when sleeping, no neck kinks, more sanitary than airplane pillows, machine washable and extremely portable. If you are not sure, the company offers a risk-free trial for 60 days to make sure it is the perfect travel pillow for your summer travel plans.
CalNaturale Wine (www.CalNaturale.com) – $6.99-$12.99
To make your summer soirees and backyard barbeques even more festive, CalNaturale has two new award-winning and great-tasting vintages–the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2010 Chardonnay. CalNaturale And, the eco-friendly Tetra-Pak flexible packaging makes this wine perfect for transport, so you can pack and enjoy these delicious varietals as you vacay! It’s ideal for tossing in a cooler or enjoying outdoors—especially poolside where glass is a no-no. CalNaturale wine is made from premium organic grapes grown in the famed Paso Robles Appellation and are certified as having been farmed without the use of any pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon offers rich and intriguing flavors, including berry fruits and intense aromas of spicy black currants with a hint of cedar, which complements traditional richly-marbled meat dishes. Pair the refreshing, full citrus 2010 Chardonnay with grilled shrimp, chicken kebabs and summer salads for a lively, fruity taste.
HydroSpike (www.Amazon.com/www.HomeDepot.com) – $14.95-$19.95
If you are worried how your plants will survive without you while you are away from home this summer, try the HydroSpike solutions for automatic, “self-sufficient” indoor and outdoor plant watering. The Hydro Dripper is a portable, deep watering solution for outdoor and container gardens. It does not require a hose and provides worry-free watering. Adjust to plant’s water needs by simply turning the dial to different drip rates, providing just the right amount of water for garden plants and vegetables. Reuse a plastic bottle as a water container. The HydroSpike HS-300 is an indoor automatic plant watering solution for houseplant, which is also perfect for vacation watering as it lasts for weeks at a time.
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