NOVICA: Connecting you with the world’s finest artisans

An alpaca sweater, delivered to me from the Andes by NOVICA

Still looking for a great holiday gift this year? NOVICA provides an online platform for talented and traditional artisans from around the world—from the Peruvian Andes to Thailand to Bali—to sell their goods. Specifically, more than 30,000 of these goods are available for sale, from beautifully soft alpaca sweaters to colorful paintings to handmade jewelry, […]

Product of the Week: Toothpaste2Go

Toothpaste 2 Go

I recently attended the 2013 Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas and walking the tradeshow floor I discovered all kinds of new gadgets. The least expensive one is called Toothpaste2Go and its genius! It’s a gadget that allows you to refill a travel-size tube with your favorite toothpaste from home so you won’t have go […]

Product of the Week: Beats Executive Headphones

Beats Executive Headphones

Look out Bose… There’s a new sheriff in town thanks to Beats by Dr. Dre introducing their Executive headphones. The younger generation of business travelers are going to gobble these up since they are designed for travel — cruising at 30,000 feet or just flying across town in a cab. Beats just sent me a […]

Product of the Week: The Art of Shaving Kits

The Art of Shaving Kits

If you want to treat yourself or your man to a luxurious shave without sending him to an Italian barber with an old fashioned razor then check out The Art of Shaving’s various travel kits. Each of them includes the brand’s signature “The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave” (Pre-Shave Oil, Pure Badger Shaving Brush, […]

Product of the Week: Nikwax Basewash Gel

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For those who are the real hardcore travelers, these new products from Nikwax should be of interest. Those on the road who wear the same shirt multiple times before washing and some other articles of clothing know it can get pretty stinky! But this Nikwax Basewash Gel ($6.65) cuts odors, speeds drying, and keeps base […]

Travel Product of the Week: SkyRoll Garment Bag

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No business traveler ever wants to check a bag and it’s not because of baggage fees. Most of them are frequent fliers so they can check bags for free or have their boss pay for it. The reason is simple — they don’t want to be bogged down by waiting at the baggage carousel or […]

16 Products I Never Leave Home Without


It seems this time of year every travel blogger is compiling a top 10 travel gift guide. After several emails from readers asking where my list was I finally caved in. Here are 16 products/tips that I almost never leave home without. They range from clothing to electronic gadgets, and cost from $3 to $1,500. […]

Products For Parents Traveling With Kids

Innovative products that will make your family day out fun, fun, fun! By: Margot Black Now into my second year as a parent, I figure I’m getting the hang of this mommy business. I’ve had some super fun days out at zoos and theme parks with my husband and two-year-old son but I also know […]