Kids and Family

Phunksun Goes Phurther With New Face Covers

By Leah Guill | September 28, 2021

We are in Boise, Idaho and at the time of this article our entire state is in “Crisis Standards of Care” because the virus we have all come to know, COVID19, is not going away. The higher rate of transmission with the Delta variant has caused our household to reevaluate our face coverings so that…

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Olita Sunscreen: Making a Big Splash

By Leah Guill | August 31, 2021

Sunscreen has always been a hard one for me to well, apply. I don’t like the feeling and the smell of the “tropics” or “coconut” has always been an absolute assault on my olfactory nerve. Needless to say, I was very hesitant when we were invite to meet with the founder of Olita and see…

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LifeHandle is the Extra Hand You Need in Life

By Leah Guill | August 30, 2021

Have you also felt the surge of outdoor explorers in the these past 18 months? We have seen a noticeable increase in families, pets, gear and activities in our home of Boise, Idaho. We are also part of the problem and have been using the time we’ve been given to explore more and trying to…

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Kurgo’s Stash and Dash Harness for Your Best Friend

By Leah Guill | May 10, 2021

We love dogs and our dogs at Practical Travel Gear love Kurgo. Kurgo’s newest harness has been a blast to test out with our crazy black lab, Odie. Ideal for day hiking and running, the easy to fit Stash and Dash Harness goes on in two snaps! When not in use, the Stash and Dash…

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Woolroom

Temperature-regulating, Natural Woolroom Bedding

By Ramsey | March 22, 2021

Especially when I sleep, I tend to run hot both at home and when I travel. When I discover a hotel has ceiling fans or excellent air conditioning, it’s a definite win. That is why Woolroom bedding was especially intriguing because it is temperature regulating and moisture wicking making it easier to rest well without…

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pet carrier

Pet Carrier from AWAY: first class for your dog

By Ramsey | February 1, 2021

The Pet Carrier from AWAY offers the most stylish and convenient way to travel with your pet via air or land.

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Snowfeet mini skis for at-home snow fun

By Amy | January 5, 2021

Staying home this winter instead of visiting a major ski resort? Finding yourself on the local sledding hill more often than on the gondola? Me too. We’re having tons of fun with an innovative new product, though, called Snowfeet. Part skate, part ski, Snowfeet attach to your standard snow boots and can be used on…

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Owala water bottle for easy hydration

By Amy | December 15, 2020

I’m pretty sure I’ve tried every water bottle on the market, and there’s something wrong with every one of them. If it’s wide-mouth, I can’t control the flow. If it has a straw, it leaks at elevation on the plane. Some are too big, some are too small, some too complicated. I still haven’t found…

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Baxter Dog Backpack from Kurgo

By Leah Guill | October 1, 2020

As I prepared a list for our three-day backpacking trip in the Sawtooth National Forest, I realized how much additional weight I would be carrying for my 100lb Yellow Lab, Ozzy. I began searching for a pack that would be a good fit while also providing enough space for ten cups of food, a water…

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Tarpestry Playfully Fills Your Space With Art

By Leah Guill | August 26, 2020

Tarpestry is a new brand that combines fun, colorful prints with rugged fabric to create the ultimate in outdoor mats. Available in Classic, Rugged, Epic and even a dog duvet cover, Tarpestry has made their entrance in the outdoor gear scene and it is beautiful! We have a rugged Tarpestry in the Leopard print. As…

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