Kids and Family

Photo credit, Phone Soap

A bit of a germaphobe myself, I was intrigued to learn about the Phone Soap machine. It is certainly clunky looking and a bit large (perhaps to fit a multitude of phone types), but it is a no-brainer to set up on a countertop and keep discreetly out of the way. It is designed to kill germs on the surface of your phone through infrared light.

Lifestraw Go

Want to trust your water source and bring a little along? You can’t always guarantee water quality when you travel, and when you find a good thing, you don’t want to leave it behind. With Lifestraw Go, you can both ensure instant water purification and …

altitude-lite-jr

We’ve reviewed multiple Hi-Tec shoes and boots, including the men’s lightweight Altitude Lite, but what about the Altitude Lite for kids? Hi-Tec Altitude Lite Jr  combines the same high-quality, low impact hiking boot for adults with a fit designed jus …

Kidz Gear Bluetooth Headphones

Trying to find a pair of headphones that fit head of Alex, my 7-year old daughter, without slipping off seemed like a simple task to accomplish. Sadly, it was not so. In-ear buds were never her first choice, and I found they were prone to falling out w …

Eagle Creek Lync 22 Roller Bag | Practical Travel Gear 2

We travel almost exclusively with Eagle Creek bags and packing cubes. I find the quality to value ratio to be just right, and so far, trusty EC hasn’t failed me. When I had the chance to try a bag in their new Gear of the Year Award winner, the EC Lync …

Blundstone boots for women and kids | Practical Travel Gear 1

As an American consumer and traveler, I hadn’t heard of Blundstone footwear, an Australian boot company. I’m very glad I was introduced! These classic boots have clean lines, rich leather, and rugged soles…basically everything you need in a quality w …

Craghoppers Adanya Hoody | Practical Travel Gear

Adults have a wide-selection of insect-shield and protectant clothing, so why shouldn’t kids? If anyone is going to neglect to put on insect repellant (or if there’s anyone who is most likely to be sensitive to the chemicals) it’s children. Craghoppers …

Showers Pass Little Crossover rain jacket for kids | Practical Travel Gear

It’s tempting to buy a high quality rain jacket for the adults in the family then skimp out on the kids…hey, they grow fast! But a quality rain jacket can mean the difference between happy traveling kids and whiny, miserable ones. And when you’re on …

PackTowl Nano Towel | Practical Travel Gear

Currently, I’m trying to teach a 6-year-old that using a napkin is much better than wiping her dirty and greasy hands on her clothing. And even though I remind her after seeing one wipe on the napkin per four wipes on her jeans, I know I often do the s …

Timberland Men's Polarized Wayfarer Sunglasses | Practical Travel Gear 2

The lenses of Timberland’s polarized Wayfarer sunglasses are neither round nor rectangular instead have a hybrid look that works well on a variety of faces

Snow Peak Silicone Wine Glass | Practical Travel Gear

When it comes to packing your favorite drink (once you’re past the TSA), everyone’s got a favorite way: plastic baggies, boda bags, flask, growler, and glass (or aluminum) beverage container. But when it’s time to enjoy your beverage of choice, it’s pr …

Brookstone Dash 20" 4-wheel Expandable Carry-on | Practical Travel Gear

The bag is extremely lightweight, which is a major plus when traveling for longer periods of time.

Trinity Audio Hyperion Earbuds | Practical Travel Gear

The Trinity Hyperion headphones provide exceptional sound at a fair price

LAT_56 High Performance Holdall Carry-on Bag | Practical Travel Gear

The LAT_56 High performance Holdall Carry-on Bag features a soft side that can hold a lot and fit beneath the seat in front of you or in between other bags in the overhead bin.

House of Marley Smile Jamaica Earth-Friendly Headphones | Practical Travel Gear

This pair of earbuds not only gives you good quality audio sound, but also makes you feel good thanks to its eco-friendly construction. The House of Marley Smile Jamaica Earth-Friendly Headphones feature a smart-looking wood covering on the ear bud its …

Soul Electronics Soul Flex Sport Earbuds | Practical Travel Gear

This comfortable pair of sport earbuds from Soul Electronics is ideal for frequent travelers that like to work out on the road. It also perfect for those that want to listen to music or make phone calls while walking to and from work or through a busy airport.

Natural Wilderness Wipes From Sea to Summit | Practical Travel Gear

Grab a pack of these Wilderness Wipes from great travel and camping gear outfitter Sea to Summit and you’ll be ready to clean your dirty hands or get presentable anywhere. Sometimes when you’re in the backcountry or just stuck on a dusty Indian bus, it …

5 Things I Always Pack: Marina K. Villatora of TravelExperta | Practical Travel Gear 3

Marina Kuperman Villatoro runs TravelExperta, a resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. She lives in beautiful Antigua, Guatemala and travels with her husband and two boys all over the world. So tell us Marina, what travel ge …

Stio Hometown Down Jacket for Kids | Practical Travel Gear 1

I love outdoor wear companies who make kids’ clothing with the same attention to quality and detail as their adult versions. At Stio, the kids’ Hometown Down Jacket is just like Mom’s and Dad’s. Stio is based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, so they know …

Life Factory Food Storage and Bottles | Practical Travel Gear 1

I’m a bit of a water bottle enthusiast. Ask anyone in my family, and they’ll tell you we have way too many BPA-free plastic and stainless steel bottles crammed into our cupboards. Not to mention all the flip caps, twist tops, straw lids…you get the i …

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