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May 31, 2016

How To Travel Light With Your Family To the Beach


Summer Beach Packing Guide

It's Summer Time which means lugging a million things to the beach or pool, right? WRONG.

Here's my quick guide on how to travel (relatively) light with your infant or toddler to the beach this summer!

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Gear:

Schylling Infant UV Playshade – it’s a must – under 2 lb and becomes huge. Like a little playhouse that’s protected from harmful rays, harsh sun and has ventilation: http://amzn.to/248q6lpb An adult or two children can fit in there comfortably. A perfect place to discreetly breastfeed too or put a baby down for a nap. Or just fill it with sand and toys and your little one has a little play area sheltered from the sun. You can even get a little pool (like this) and fill with water. Instant fun!

Swimways Baby Spring Float (Pool only): http://amzn.to/1rr0Rfj
We used this only in the pool. The waves at the beach made me skeptical. It protects the baby from the sun and allows them to safely float and move their legs and arms. Folds flat.

Apparel:

Imse Vimse Water Shoes (Infant): http://amzn.to/1VH5RJf
Super cute and perfect for tiny feet. Keeps early walkers safe in the sand and the shoes float!

Swim shoes (toddler): http://amzn.to/1Tm7x8j - little feet are very sensitive and even the softest sand may have a sharp sea shell, we don’t take chances. Get those with a strap, the pull ones are too hard to put on

iPlay Hat with TIES: http://amzn.to/1TfRvcl If it is windy, you will certainly want to make sure the hat doesn't fly or float away. We've lost more than 1 hat before.

Rashguards: http://amzn.to/1Tm73iB - cute and comfy – guarantee the baby won’t burn the shoulders and back which are most sensitive to exposed sun – we didn’t bring any traditional swimsuits – they either do not cover or are impossible to take off if your little one is not potty trained.

Sunglasses: http://amzn.to/217auwc In the water, on the way to lunch, she always wore shades. Go for something lightweight and comfortable

Swim vest: http://amzn.to/1Tm7jxO Yes, floaties are cute, but this keeps the child above the water at all times and gives them mobility in the arms – she wore it every day to the ocean

Toys:

Toys, toys and more toys! http://amzn.to/1Qk1oEdand http://amzn.to/1PDeS0L aka FREE BABYSITTER - bring tons of shapes, shovels, and buckets – guaranteed 30 min of peace ;)

TIP: when getting sand toys, get a mesh bag so that even if wet or sandy, it will all shake out before you get home. Also, try to get buckets that stack into each other to maximize space

Care items: diapers, sunscreen and other musts:

Swim diapers: http://amzn.to/1Tm7b1y Save on space and get swim diapers instead of disposable. Not recommended if your child tends to go #2 in diapers

Swim diapers (disposable): We've tried them all, Pampers has great disposable ones. They are softer than Huggies and more durable. I recommend a fresh change after every hour in the water. Bring about 10 for 3 hrs of beach time. Put them in a quart Ziploc and squeeze air out.

Baby Powder: http://amzn.to/1OeHAkz You will thank me later! It takes off all the wet sand so you can reapply sunscreen without issue!

Noodle & Boo Sunscreen we love it: http://amzn.to/2174QKk

LureLux Natural Bug Repellent: http://amzn.to/1SIEwAt

Natural Hand Sanitizer Spray Original Scent: http://amzn.to/1TFZ2UU

Thermos Sippy Cup: http://amzn.to/1SGjVjN
Love this! We have it and the thermos straw bottle. It’s perfect in hot and cold weather, especially at the beach when sippy cups warm up extremely quickly

Hooded towel: http://amzn.to/1sRSytW Adorable and so functional. After the beach or pool, I quickly put this on my little one and they are dry and warm. Its very light and folds thin so there's no bulk of the beach towels

Snack holder: http://amzn.to/1Z3Bw5X I was THAT mom with flimsy Ziploc bags that quickly turned into a mess in the sand. These prevent snacks of coming out of the container and has easy access for little hands.

For the mom and dad:

Beach umbrella: http://amzn.to/1TLQxJx It weights around 9 lb but is super sleek and can be carried on a shoulder with built-in strap. Expands really big. Great shade

Sand Repellent Blanket: http://amzn.to/1WXp6PL I hate pesky sand that gets on the blanket or towels. This blanket is really cool and dries quickly and sand doesn't stick to it.

Best on the go beach bag/diaper bag: http://amzn.to/24ugvVo
This bag has a separate compartment for a cooler which has helped us organize and ensure everything is temperature regulated (formula, milk, snacks, even meds).

Cooler tote: http://amzn.to/1Z3BzyE Light and padded - keeps everything cold without the bulk of a traditional cooler - freeze water bottles before heading out and there's no need for ice or bulky ice packs

Towel holders: http://amzn.to/1Qk1Imv We discovered this on the windy beaches of Aruba and have been using them ever since


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May 23, 2016

5 Cool New Bike Gadgets To Hit The Road This Summer

5 Cool New Bike Gadgets To Hit The Road This Summer


Bicycle has been a mode of transportation for centuries. It is making a come back in small and large cities as an alternative to gas powered automobiles for shorter commutes. Bicycling is the greener convenient transportation.

Cargo Scooter
Image via indiegogo
Similar to cargo bike but smaller and best for shorter distances. Cargo scooter would be convenient for trips to store or as a transport to not carry you bags. Put suitcase on the front cargo rack, then scoot down to the train or bus station. Transfer suitcase on the bus rack, fold up the scooter, put that next to the suitcase, and you are ready to go. It is compact enough to fold up neatly in small spaces.

TagaBikes
www.tagabikes.com
A bike with a stroller built in. You can bike around with your little one, go to park, around the neighborhood, or sightseeing. And when you need to go into a store, museum, or similar, you can fold up the bike to convert it into a full size stroller. Convenient and fun transportation for both of you.

Carry your pet on your bike. Similar to the bike stroller for parents and kids, this bike add-on is for transporting you and your pooch safely. Made specificallyfor carrying small-sized pets securely and legally on a motorcycle, scooter or bicycle.

Bike Light/Camera
Bike lights are quite useful to make the biker visible to traffic. This innovation on tried and proved bike gadget not only works as a bike light but has a built in camera to record what is happening around you while on a bike trip. Could be used for great scenic videos or to review what happened if something occurs on the road.
Cycliq Fly6 HD Camera and Rear LED Light

Scuba Biking - Image: Instagram Techieattire


Biking Accessories
CamRah Bike Phone Mount Kit with Mounted Bicycle Light

Bike Light
Bicycle Roswheel Rear Seat Trunk Bag
Bike Mount for smartphone
Mini Bike Pump with Bonus Glueless Puncture Repair Kit

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Dec 30, 2015

The Best Travel Tech Gadgets Posts of 2015

The Best Travel Tech Gadgets Posts of 2015


Holiday Week Travel & Gadgets
http://traveltechgadgets.blogspot.com/2015/12/holiday-week-travel-gadgets.html

Star Wars - The Force Awakens - Themed Travel Gadgets
http://traveltechgadgets.blogspot.com/2015/12/star-wars-force-awakens-themed-travel.html

Best Holiday Tech Gifts Ideas for Travel
http://traveltechgadgets.blogspot.com/2015/11/best-holiday-tech-gifts-ideas-for-travel.html

21 Travel Hacks Every Traveler Needs To Know (Infographic)
http://traveltechgadgets.blogspot.com/2015/08/21-travel-hacks-every-traveler-needs-to.html

New Cool Up-and-Coming Travel Gadgets - December
http://traveltechgadgets.blogspot.com/2015/12/new-cool-up-and-coming-travel-gadgets.html

How to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling
http://traveltechgadgets.blogspot.com/2015/11/how-to-keep-your-money-safe-while.html

Cool New Innovations in Bike Gadgets
http://traveltechgadgets.blogspot.com/2015/07/cool-new-innovations-in-bike-gadgets.html

Cool Summer Travel Gadgets 2015
http://traveltechgadgets.blogspot.com/2015/06/cool-summer-travel-gadgets-2015.html

Ideal Travelling Companion Even for Napoleon
http://traveltechgadgets.blogspot.com/2015/05/ideal-travelling-companion-even-for.html

Aruba - Family Vacation - Gadgets and Accessories
http://traveltechgadgets.blogspot.com/2015/10/aruba-family-vacation-gadgets-and.html

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Jun 22, 2015

Cool Summer Travel Gadgets 2015

Cool Summer Travel Gadgets 2015

Entertainment

Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High-Resolution Display
With this version of the Kindle you get the easy-on-the-eyes readability and impressively long battery life, but no more need for a book light. Paperwhite has the built-in back-light that illuminates the content. Take all of your summer reading in a light compact easy to transport travel gadget.


Apple iPhone/Watch/Samsung Galaxy S 6
Apple Watch lets you pay for coffee, get directions, hail a taxi, and put boarding passes on your wrist via Passbook or as your room key at some of the hotels.


Bluetooth Speaker, 5W Portable Waterproof Speaker
Waterproof and ready for outdoor. It has a Bluetooth working range of 35 feet. Listen to your music at the beach or pool and share with others.

Utility

Bottle opener - Multi-tool

BlizeTec Multitool Pocket Knife
With a multi-tool you are ready for many different things that come up while traveling. Just don't put in your carryons, as it will not fly with airport security. Pack it into your checked bag.

AYL 3-in-1 LED Vehicle Emergency Flashlight
With LED bulbs it will last throughout the entire trip. Shine your way on dark streets, stairs, and rooms.

USB Utility Charge Tool

Lifetrons Multi-Tool Lightning Adapter USB Sync and Charge

Reserve Power Battery

Mophie Powerstation 4000
With so many gadgets that you are likely will take with you, they will need charging up. Give them extra live while out with this power pack that charge up your phone and tablet for additional hours of operation. We love our Mophie Pack and have used it on short travels, conferences, and road trips.


Photo & Video


Digital camera
What trip even starts without a camera. A great point and shoot can go along way on summer vacation. One that is waterproof, fall proof and sand proof would be even better. Olympus Stylus TG-830 iHS Digital Camera has all these features plus a 5x optical zoom.

GoPro

GoPro HERO+ LCD
While pictures could be worth a thousand words, they can't communicate as well some of the action that happens on the holiday. Capture your swimming, snorkeling, jumping and such with GoPro camera that can go just about anywhere. It's small, waterproof to 131’ (40m) and now comes with an LCD screen to make it even easier to film your vacation.

Fun in the Sun

Beach Umbrella

Sport-Brella Umbrella
To get your self some shade on the beach and not have to fight for or get up very early for a fixed beach covering, bring your own (BYOU). These are made light and easy to set up. And provides plenty of sun protection for you and your beach pals.

June by Netatmo

June UV Monitoring Bracelet and iPhone App
Properly named for summertime, this sleek bracelet measures and analyzes UV rays. Never get sunburned again with June's companion app which notifies you when it's time to reapply your SPF 50 or head into the shade.

Mini Fan

Tiny Tornado II Battery Fan

Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Unisex RB2027 Predator 2 Sunglasses


Maui Jim Stingray Sunglasses


Travel Duffel Bag Foldable





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