Category: Travel Gear

Stay Away from Sunburn and Bugs in an Eco Friendly Way

The tropics has many, many wonderful elements to it. The weather is great, the jungles, forests and beaches are gorgeous. And there is always a new furry creature for your kids to get close encounters with. However, the tropics also … Continue reading

A Healthy Way to Keep Skin Protected from the Sun

While slathering on a heavy sunscreen on my kids as they moan and groan that they hate the white stuff on their face, a friend of mine pulls out a spray bottle and within a few quick sprays her kids … Continue reading

Watervault Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Getting my oldest son to drink water is easy. Getting him to carry a bottle around with him that he likes and isn’t harming the environment is a huge challenge. We decided if we look for a cool bottle and … Continue reading

A Different Kind of Toothbrush Sanitizer

Who is guilty of not washing their toothbrushes properly? Definitely me. With barely enough time in the mornings to get my kids ready for school, brushing teeth has become a sprint with just enough energy to make sure the kids … Continue reading

A Fun Way to Keep your Toothbush Clean and Secure as you Travel

Who has trouble getting their kids to brush their teeth in the morning? Me me. But it is an even bigger struggle when you are traveling. What kid in his or her right mind wants to waste time brushing teeth … Continue reading

Eco Friendly Travel – Using Stainless Steel Water Bottles

My goal for 2014 is to eliminate as much plastics as possible from our lives. It is truly incredible all the plastic that we use without even thinking about it. The hard part is, most of it you really don’t … Continue reading

Keep Your Whole Family’s Skin Protected Wherever You Go

Living in a Central American you have a huge perk – doing exercise outside daily. The only thing you need to deal with is the sun. And trust me, it can get brutal at times.  I am definitely not complaining, … Continue reading

Stainless Steel Water Bottles – Essential for Families On Many Levels

Every year we my son goes through at least three different water bottles. They are all usually plastic (BPA free), yet they become so beat up and nasty after only a couple of months that I am in desperate need … Continue reading

Easy Way to Avoid Sunburn Naturally while Traveling

Once my kids hit the water, there is no getting them out of there. And usually it is in the scorching sun. My lame attempts at putting on sunscreen basically wear off instantly as they splash around and play hard … Continue reading

Tiny Toothbrush Holder – Perfect for Travelers

Long gone are the days of full length toothbrush holders. With baggage ordeals with each airline I am constantly thinking of ways to minimize space. And traveling with two kids even something as small as toothbrushes can add space. And … Continue reading

How to Keep you Toothbrush Clean while Traveling – Toothbrush Sanitizer

What happens when you are on the road too long? Your toothbrush gets all cruddy, full of dried toothpaste. But that’s what the eye can see, imagine all the bacteria that is growing while being in your luggage and toiletry … Continue reading

Sticker Fun While Traveling

Staying in hotels is always fun. However, the novelty for kids runs out fast. It seems I am always on the search for fun activities to keep them busy. When my oldest was growing up, sticker books was a huge … Continue reading

Making Packing Fun and Easy for Kids – Travel Game for Kids

My older son is at that age when he genuinely wants to do his own packing for our travels, but ALWAYS gets sidetracked when he’s doing it. Instead of fighting his lack of packing skills (which I did plenty of … Continue reading

Hiking Boots For Kids – Making it Funner and Better!

Hiking with kids is one of those activities that looks really fun on paper, but when you get out there with your kids and do it, instead it turns into a lot of complaining and discomfort. This kind of takes … Continue reading

Quick Fold Stroller – Perfect for City Travel

Traveling with children can be challenging on many levels. For me the biggest test of all boils down to my baby’s needs. Or more specifically my need to keep him happy so I can enjoy my traveling. This all starts … Continue reading

Travel Hammock for Two – The Fun Has Just Begun

Hammocks are one of those travel toys that everyone wants to have. So, when you are hopping around a tropical country and buy a hammock from the side of the road, all of a sudden you are weighed down with … Continue reading

Looking for Sunglasses Over Glasses? Here’s One To Consider

Do you struggle with sunglasses and prescription lenses? This seems to be a huge complaint for my dad who constantly is on the look for the right type of sunglasses to wear over his glasses. He tried doing the prescription glasses that … Continue reading

UV Swimwear for Kids – One Step Ahead Review

Kids have this funny tendency, when they go swimming, to stay in a pool all day long. This makes it an impossible task to put sunscreen on them more than the initial chance. Yet the sun doesn’t get any milder. … Continue reading

Travel Tote Bag – Holds A Lot More Than You Think

Here’s a riddle for you – what do you get when you have two kids and two parents planning a day trip? Can’t think of anything? Here’s a clue – Too much stuff! That’s right. No matter how minimal your … Continue reading

Thermal Underwear for Women – You Won’t Want To Take Them Off

For the first thirty years of my life I lived in cold, snowy weather. For the past ten years I’ve truly loved and enjoyed the tropics! Now we are planning a ski trip and just the very remembrance of the cold I … Continue reading

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