There are a lot of gadgets, tools and devices that can be used to enhance your travel and your destination experience. We are field testing a lot of them and will let you know how they worked for us.

When we travel, along with our suitcase and travel bag, we also carry a traveling picnic basket. Why a picnic basket? We were asked this question as recently as our last trip. My wife politely explained to the gal at the breakfast nook; "Well, we don't do styrofoam," she said - putting her hand on...
So quite a while back, we got a sample of Tossits. These are large plastic baggies designed to keep your car clean and neat while you travel. An apt description for people our age might be "these are litter bags on steroids." Although Tossits are referred to by the manufacturer...
In the past we have talked about the light-sensing night light that we carry so we can find the bathroom after dark. When you stay in different hotel rooms, things are not always in the same places. From time to time, we stay in a place where they have bifurcated...
We always are looking for ways to improve our travel experience - this new extension cord is just the ticket. The recent addition of a new multi-plug to our travel bag has proved to be both handy and dandy. In the past we have been using a specialized...
   We have been traveling the Sunshine State for a couple of years now and as we have gone from place to place it became quickly apparent that there were some things that we needed to bring along to make certain we were well prepared for our overnight stays. So we have created a travel basket.
  When we travel, we have been carrying foldable toothbrushes as a way to save space. These are made by a nationally-known company, so we figured we were pretty well covered. The we were alerted to Dr. Plotka's Mouthwatchers. They come in regular versions, but also in a foldable model - so we thought we'd try them out.  The Dr. Plotka's...
When we travel, there are some things we like to keep cold.  At times this has been a challenge - especially when we stay at a place that does not have a refrigerator. We have tried using an ice-chest style cooler but there has been ice leakage from time to time and we have had mixed results with the...
 Like the tool kit we have in our car for minor vehicle repairs, we also carry a first aid kit in case of minor cuts, scrapes, abrasions, bumps and bruises. We actually found the bright red case with Emergency written in large print on the top side, for under a dollar at a garage sale.  We since have updated the...
  In the past we have written about the little multi-plug we carry to extend our ability to have sufficient electrical sockets when we arrive at a motel that does not have all the facilities we need.   On a recent shopping trip,  Mrs. Funmeister found a new and improved model made by Charging Essentials . This one not only...
   In traveling, we try to be prepared for many eventualities. One is the dreaded car trouble.    Cars get increasingly technological and we are not mechanics. From time to time there may be minor repairs and modifications that need to be done. We want to be prepared Our Traveling Tool Kit    We carry a small toolbox under the seat. It...




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