Go-gear problem solvers
By Merilee Kern
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, you’re sure to run into your fair share of challenges. Since gallivanting by land, air or sea can be stressful under the best of circumstances, why not give yourself a break and bring along items that’ll ease and expedite your journey and even alleviate some common concerns? Consider this roundup of practical, problem-solving products.
Three Lollies Queasy Pops
Not everyone travels well by car or plane. To help those who suffer motion sickness, Three Lollies Queasy Pops have lollipops and lozenge drops that were designed to help people deal with a queasy stomach, nausea and overall motion sickness. The unique delivery method, along with a special formulation of essential oils and aromatherapy ~ including peppermint, sour lemon and ginger, to name a few ~ create a natural remedy that also helps with dry mouth. There is also Queasy Pop for Kids that has kid-friendly flavors like cola but delivers the same benefits. $3.95-$5.50, threelollies.com.
CamelBak Purifying Water Bottles
On the road, you want to make sure you always have purified water within reach. With CamelBak All Clear design, you can feel confident. It’s an all-in-one water bottle and a purification system that utilizes proven UV technology to neutralize microbiological contaminates to EPA standards. With a built-in LCE to confirm your results, it has never been easier to turn nearly any tap or clear natural water source into potable drinking water in just 60 seconds. Starting at $20, camelback.com
Packing and unpacking on a trip is probably one of the least favorite parts of travel, but thanks to these Shelves On-the-Go, you can actually enjoy this aspect of the experience. This handy portable packaging system will allow you to unpack within seconds. Only 24 ounces, it will still hold up to 35 pounds. It features adjustable straps that allow you to hang it from a closet rod or the top of a door. It also fits perfectly into carry-on luggage for easy transport. $43, clevercontainer.com.
Scrubba Wash Bag
The Scrubba Wash Bag is the world’s first pocket-sized washing machine and is designed to allow travelers the convenience of cleaning their clothes anywhere and anytime for free. The secret to the patent-pending, 6-ounce Scrubba Wash Bag is on the inside. Hundreds of resilient nodules act as a flexible washboard in a bag. To wash clothes, simply add cleaning liquid and water, seal the bag, expel the air and rub. Three minutes is equivalent to a machine-quality wash. Rinsing can be done in the bag or in the shower, and then it is simply a matter of hanging the clothes to dry. $64.95, thescrubba.com.
PocketPlug iPhone Case and Prong Wall Charger
The PocketPlug is a very useful smartphone case with a built-in wall charger. It enables smartphones to plug directly into any standard electrical outlet for immediate charging, using two retractable charging prongs that are part of the case. Other design features include a micro USB port and micro USB cable for power, enhanced studio engineering, quick charging technology and worldwide voltage compatibility for 100-240V and 50-60Hz, so travelers can use it anywhere. $59.95-$69.95, goprong.com.
Travelon Toiletries Refillable Toothbrush
This refillable toothbrush is perfect for the frequent traveler. You can fill the Travelon Toiletries toothbrush with your favorite toothpaste. This saves you buying costly travel-size toothpastes and means one less item to pack. It is a carry-on compliant item, so you also do not have to worry about getting through security at the airport with it. $8-$9, wayfair.com.
“The Luxe List” Executive Editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events and notable products and services. Follow her on Twitter @LuxeListEditor and Facebook at facebook.com/TheLuxeList.