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Showing posts with label new years resolutions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new years resolutions. Show all posts

Jan 5, 2017

New Year's Resolutions: Going Beyond The Same Old

New Year's Resolutions: Going Beyond The Same Old

Exercise and diet are the usual resolutions just about everyone makes. Very few stick to them for more than a couple of months. If you have ever been part of a gym prior to this period and after, you would see how true that is. There is an influx of members in January and then the numbers start to slowly dwindle and more room and machines open up.
I am not going to say I shouldn't be making these type of resolutions. I do need to loose a few pounds and make further tweaks to my diet. However, I try to review and revisit these goals throughout the year, especially when I know I have been slumping, rather than once a year.

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Jan 5, 2015

New Year's Resolutions in Travel And Gadgets

New Year's Resolutions in Travel And Gadgets

Jump start your New Year with Wearable Technology

Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband

Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch

Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses

GoPro HERO3+: Silver Edition

JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Headphones

LeapFrog LeapBand

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Pack Light, ie Don't Over Pack
Packing light makes travel easier, cheaper, and more convenient. But without the proper gear, traveling light is much more difficult. Invest in gear that is designed to help you travel with less before your trip, which can make a big difference

Tarriss Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale

eBags Large Packing Cubes

Reusable, collapsible water bottle/container

Panasonic DMC-TS25D Waterproof Digital Camera - does double duty and weighs only 0.8 pounds

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
iPad and other tablets has helped lighten the load of the traveler considerably by providing an alternative to bulkier laptops. This one comes in at only 0.69 pounds

Opt for layers instead of a bulky coat. Your luggage will weigh less and more layers mean more options for more outfit combinations

Columbia Men's Watertight Packable Rain Jacket - I am a big fan of Columbia jackets. I have had one for 15 years and its still has good form and function

Take Great Shots

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 12MP


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A few of my resolutions for '14 (My New Year Travel Gadgets Resolutions) have materialized. I now have a charging powerpack back by Mophie and we are booked and will be taking off for South America in 2015.

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What Are Your New Year's Resolutions?

9 Apps to Help Keep Your Resolutions:
Fitocracy - Exercise log and online personal trainer
iTunes U - access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools
Khan Academy - learn almost anything for free
Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free
Lose It! – Easy to use Weight Loss Program and Calorie Counter
Restaurant Nutrition
Shoeboxed Receipt and Mileage Tracker
MoneyPad√ - Personal finance manager
Mint Personal Finance

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Jan 15, 2013

My New Year Travel Gadgets Resolutions

My New Year Travel Gadgets Resolutions

I have an update to my resolutions. During our New Year's celebration me and my wife exchanged gifts. My wife surprised me with iOttie Windshield Dashboard Car Mount Holder. It is awesome and it crossed off my first resolution. I have tried it out on one short trip and it worked great. It gripped the dashboard strongly and it was easy to put the phone in it with one-touch. The phone can be viewed in vertical or horizontal positions and it stays firm in both. The stand gives easy access to the phone while in the mount and easy way to remove it quickly from it.

1. Get phone holder for the car. 
Lately I have found myself using my phone for navigation more and more. It is more convenient as it is always with me so I do not have to think if I packed a GPS with me. Also it is easy to look up an address and then map it right after, while on the GPS it was very hard to find an address and took awhile to enter one from scratch. I think another big reason for me to use my phone, is that my Garmin has become outdated. I have had it for around 5 years now. And while I have updated the maps several times, it has become slow, or at least seems slow compared to today's speeds. Currently, I have the phone on the dashboard, which is not optimal location. So it might be time to make a switch fully and get a windshield dashboard car mount phone holder.
What do you think? Should I make the switch over to phone or stick with GPS?

2. FitBit
I have been looking to be more fit for awhile. I have certain goals in mind. Though lately those seem quite far fetched and might need to be adjusted. I am not new to the gym, but I also have not been a regular due to renovations, working long hours, and many other excuses. I have used a site, that is food and exercise log that helped me understand the contents of some of the foods I have been eating. Which helped me to establish a better daily diet.
This is all good and well, but I have not been able to make more progress lately. Especially after I took a hiatus from playing ice hockey. So I have been thinking of getting the Fitbit One Wireless to help me better track my activity during the day as well as sleep. Which, as I have learned, is very important in controlling weight, mood, and overall well being after 30. And hopefully by tracking all this, to get me thinking more about fitness since it is easy to take along anywhere you travel.
Have you tried FitBit? Or maybe something similar. Did it work? Did you find it helpful?

3. Foldable bike
When we moved into our new place, I had to sell my mountain bike. It was large, heavy, and did not fit well anywhere. It was a great bike and I had it for quite a few years. I still want to have a bike and the compromise is a foldable bike. While looking for one, I discovered there are actually full size foldable mountain bikes. I am considering purchasing this one - Shimano Folding Mountain Bike. It's a full size mountain bike that can easily be stored even in the trunk of my sedan. Makes it great to transport for a quick ride around the borough or an overnight biking trip with the guys.
Too good to be true or a good ride option?

4. Rechargeable Power Pack - reserve power for all our portable electronic devices. This can even keep a laptop going if you get caught short without a power supply. With the latest storms and more coming we need one. And it also would be great for traveling when you are stranded because of the storm that passed days before and with the roads closed as we experienced last year. Here is the post regarding our little detour adventure: Two sides to every gadget. The power pack, such as Trent iCarrier 12000mAh Recharable Pack, would have been great to provide power to our GPS and other gadgets while we were looking for a way out.

5. Travel to warm places have not been to before (with gadgets:)
We love our trips around the country where we get to sight see, experience different regions and B&Bs around us, as well as sample many varieties of wine. Though once a year we like to get away from it all and go south to an all-inclusive resort. Where you do not need to carry anything around except for a room key. We have visited our favorite destination, Dominican Republic, several times. A default when we can't find anything else that is available and at good price. Next year we will be trying a new place, be it Jamaica or a destination in South America.

What are your travel or gadget resolutions for the new year? Let us know below

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