Solgaard is a company that made a name for itself with its LifePack solar-powered and anti-theft backpack. The backpack was so successful in winning over people’s hearts, that it super seeded their Kickstarter goals by over $600k. Now the company is innovating in the luggage space, but perhaps not in the way you’d expect.
When you think of cruise ships, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not technology innovations. But that’s the furthest from the truth over at Royal Caribbean. Yesterday in New York, the company was busy showing off a slew of new tech innovations that will radically change the experience for passengers and crew members on board their ships.
“Dinner and a show” has a new meaning in 2017, at least that is the case at Punch Bowl Social in Austin. To that effect, the innovative restaurant chain, Punch Bowl Social, is integrating immersive VR experiences with their dining experiences.
Some people go on vacation to unplug. For those who run a small business, however, there’s no disconnecting – and that means you need to take your business on the road with you if you plan to get away.
We are huge fans of Moshi’s products here at Gear Diary, so it should be no surprise that we think highly of the Moshi Apple Watch Travel Stand in terms of form and functionality for any Apple Watch user.
If you tend to have a lot to carry with you on a trip, and want to be able to access everything easily, look no further than the Travelpro Executive Choice 2 Checkpoint Friendly Backpack. Currently, on sale for $189.99, I’ve been using the Travelpro Executive Choice 2 Checkpoint Friendly Backpack almost exclusively as my carry-on bag for all of my summer travel, and trust me when I say it will not let you down, at all. Many bags have a problem of either carrying too much, or not carrying enough, and with the Executive Choice 2, you fall in…
TripIt is an essential app on my phone, and it handles virtually all my traveling needs. Recently the company announced a new feature that not only makes the app go from my second home screen to the first but puts the app itself in a far lead against the competition.
My husband snores. not all the time but sometimes, and if I don’t fall asleep before he does, his snoring can keep me awake. Kev’s had a sleep test (there’s no sleep apnea), and he’s tried various anti-snore devices to no avail. I’ve tried earplugs, but they block everything (like alarms); it’s better to use QuietOn Active Noise Cancelling Earplugs.
Good luggage is hard to find, but if you’ve ever heard of the company Away Luggage, then you’ve noticed their 4.7 rating for their products on their own site, as well as the good reviews found in a simple Google Search.
Traveling out of the country can be a bit tricky if you know that you’ll need data while gone, especially when you need to be able to get work done. If you’re traveling to an area where you can’t expect solid hotel internet service or if wirelessly tethering your laptop to your phone isn’t an option, RoamingMan WiFi Hotspot can help.
One of the things that I used do when packing to go overseas was to make sure that I had my collection of plug adapters and a bulky international power strip ready to go; these days I just make sure that I have the Oneadaptr Twist+ World Adapter DUO.
I travel out of the country a minimum of three times per year, and in the past, I have had to find other options than AT&T (my carrier) because using their international plan just didn’t make financial sense. The new AT&T International Day Pass changes all of that.
I live in Texas, where huge pickups and SUVs are everywhere. Top of the line for either would have to be the GMC Denali, but you don’t have to be in a full-size Yukon or 4 door pickup to get the Denali package; you can also find it in the much more maneuverable, yet still roomy, 2017 GMC Acadia Denali.
The new MacBook comes with a 29W power cube that serves its purpose well enough, but there are no bells and whistles like, oh, say, an extra USB charging port or a way to wrap the long USB Type-C power cord neatly. With that in mind, the RAVPower 36W Dual Port Type-C/USB Wall Charger comes awfully close to perfect.
I finally broke down and bought a MacBook after months of hard-sell from Helena. Being able to carry a full Mac OS X computer that weighs so much less than my 13″ MacBook Pro has been liberating; figuring out how to charge my travel laptop and other devices at the same time has been a bit more of a challenge.
Whether you travel a lot or work solely at a desk, the one thing you can never have too much of are USB ports! If you have the Choetech 6-Port Desktop Quick-Charge 3.0 USB Charger, then you are set!
You already know about Timbuk2 because of their excellent bags, many of which we’ve reviewed or mentioned here, but did you know that they also make rolling luggage? On my trip to the IFA Global Press Conference, I knew I’d need to live out of one carry-on bag for one week. Was the Timbuk2 Medium Copilot up to the task?
I’ve always wanted to visit Sweden. The country is beautiful, socially progressive, and whether it’s just a stereotype or not — I have it in my head that the people there are generally very friendly. The Swedish Number, a new project where you can call and speak to a random Swede about anything, just reinforces that stereotype.
When I purchased my Dell XPS 13 9350 a couple of months ago, I expected to be able to charge devices off the USB port while it was powered down. It’s a feature I’ve become accustomed to with Macs over the years, and I’ve been using it increasingly as I travel overseas where hotel rooms often lack power points in the right places.
Let’s say that you go to a foreign country, and you’ll need data. What do you do? You could find a cell provider and buy a local SIM, but that takes time and requires registering with your passport. At best, you’ll get a local SIM with a hard data cap, or you could arrive prepared with a Skyroam Global WiFi Hotspot.
In case you haven’t gathered from the many times Dan and I have mentioned it, neither of us will travel without the TripIt app, specifically TripIt Pro. Now TripIt has partnered with LoungeBuddy to bring even more value to their membership.