Travel Gadgets, Travel Tech

Which Portable Translator Should You Buy?

One of the most exhilarating things about traveling to a foreign country is the exposure to a new language. Before I visit a new place, I always learn to say “hello” and “thank you” in the native language. But once my interactions get beyond those basic greetings, I am on my own. I have been known to draw pictures, act …


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Which Emergency Roadside Kit Should You Purchase?

Even though most of us consider driving to be a mundane part of our daily lives, it is actually incredibly dangerous. Emergencies surrounding cars and driving are very common, and something that everyone should be prepared for. Keeping an emergency roadside kit in your vehicle is part of responsible driving. In the event of an accident, a breakdown, or a …


The Best Travel Activities for Preschoolers

Traveling can be tiring on anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling by land, sea, or air, something about sitting still for a long period of time can be both mentally and physically draining. But while all of that tedium, discomfort, and boredom is almost always worth it for a great experience in a new location, try explaining that …

Our Favorite TSA Approved Locks For Your Next Flight

The Transportation Security Administration (more commonly known as the TSA) has been in existence since 9/11. This faction of United States Homeland Security is responsible for keeping our travel safe. They check our large electronics, our liquids, and our shoes, and they also look at our checked baggage. According to their website, they screen more than 1.3 million bags a …

The Best Travel Humidifier For You

Have you ever suffered from dry skin, bloody noses, a dry throat, or nose irritation? If you are a human, the answer is most likely yes. Moisture is important to remaining healthy and comfortable – but sometimes living in a dry climate, through a dry season, or in an old building means that dry air is unavoidable. Fortunately, humidifiers can …

The Best Car Cellphone Holder

Smartphones represent so much more than their antiquated name suggests. You can place calls, get online, find directions, look up nearly anything through Siri, contact authorities, play games, listen to music, read novels, and catch up on the latest shows. I remember how revolutionary MapQuest directions felt. A few years later, my clunky Garmin GPS felt like magic. Now, I …

Great Filtered Water Bottles For Traveling

Have you ever been to a place that had “suspicious” tap water? Maybe it tastes weird or maybe the tap isn’t clean. Or maybe drinking out of the same water fountain that hundreds of tourists have put their mouth on just grosses you out. Better yet, have you ever struggled to find a clear water source while hiking or backpacking? …

What is the best portable power station and why do I need one?

“Power station” may sound like a soviet-area training facility, but the truth behind this bold title is much less intimidating and much more useful. A power station is simply a mobile device that provides electricity. Some of them need to be plugged in for a pre-charge before use, some operate via battery, and some run on solar power or gasoline. …