As the world of travel is poking its head out of the cave of contagion, enthusiasm might supersede pragmatism. The small items that make a journey complete can often become forgotten as travelers focus more on destination than on details. Here are seven travel products that the eager traveler might not realize he/she needs.
At the hotel: One can certainly trust the cleanliness of a hotel room, especially as owners must keep up with the new standards for safety, and for the most part have been able to meet the requirements. However, one can never be too careful, so airKAVE portable air sanitizer can become an essential part of the traveler’s safety routine.
Along with an effective mask, hand sanitizer and an understanding of how long six feet is, this portable air sanitizer protects against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), influenza, MRSA and more. This compact 7-inch tall, 3.3-inch wide battery-powered device is easy to tote along wherever the day takes you, from the tray table to the boardroom.
On the go: Many travelers, especially after the darkness of quarantine, seek outdoor activities, but might forget about the harmful rays of the sun. A quality pair of sunglasses can be as important as sunscreen with an SPF above 30. Eyeweb.com is the site for one-stop shopping when it comes to eyewear.
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Besides selling glasses of all types and for all situations, they have a blog which features articles that might just inform your next trip. One section of particular interest to travelers is the one entitled “Sunglasses/sport.” Here, the unique styles and colors are organized by activity, so consider this for your next trip to the great outdoors.
After eating: Travel to exotic locales, or sometimes in one’s own backyard, can result in the ingestion and/or overindulgence of food and drink. Vacation hours cut short by stomach issues is a waste of time and money, not to mention a total spoiler of one’s hedonistic journey. A compact yet essential item to add to any travel bag is Ginseng Herbal Pearls by a company called QiAlchemy.
Founder Grace Yoon, sources high quality herbs and organic superfoods from South Korea that become formulated into small pearls. These pearls of organic nutrients, such as ginseng, honey, clementine, licorice root, ginger, cinnamon and ligusticum root. Many more powerful ingredients are added into the soothing mix, and once dissolved into hot water, the resulting herbal tonic helps to settle the stomach and repair and rejuvenate the entire body. Grace Yoon, who is a living example of how her products work, suffered from health issues as a child, and “through acupuncture and herbal remedies,” stated Yoon, “my body was able to heal naturally.”
In the quiet of the evening: After a long day of driving or traveling through the rails, sea, or air, the weary traveler might need to refresh and firm up the under eye area. Bags that carry clothes and travel items are not the only bags that make their way to the hotel bedroom. A sure way to slice a few years off the face is by reducing the bags. Beautologylab.com offers 24K gold collagen eye masks.
These gel-like appliques are shaped to battle the bags that arise after long flights or long nights, common by-products of travel. The restorative eye nutrient visibly improves puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles through a blend of 13 nature-found, non-toxic ingredients. Founder and Chief Beautologist Karina Moises deemed the product as “self care on the go,” and stated that “since we have been quarantined, people are more aware of self-care.”
When you notice something hurts: One way to pack wisely and still include needed travel items is to find products with multiple purposes. One such product is Gentlepak reusable ice and heat pack with washable sleeves. The package comes with three separate packs for easy rotation and family usage. After long flights, for instance, a cold pack across the eyes can reduce migraines and eye fatigue. A hot pack can soothe lower back pain from sitting too long in one position, the bane of many travelers.
Upon one’s return: Some of the most important travel items, oddly enough, can be left at home. Sometime between that moment you grab your bags from the luggage carousel and the next morning with its sudden disorientation, let lag sets in. Perhaps, the last night of the vacation was spent imbibing a bit too much in anticipation of returning home to a week of work. Hangover’s can be the worst enemy of a manic Monday. Enter AKALO, wearable wellness.
One product of particular interest to travelers is the patch marketed as “One patch to help Hangovers, Jet lag, Metabolism.” A traveler can slap this patch on his/her forearm, side or even his/her butt. The scientifically measured amount of B1 enters the body through the skin where it is absorbed into and processed by the body, replacing necessary nutrients lost after those moments of weakness.
Just because: Gifting one’s self a journey, whether for the purpose of connecting with nature, learning something new, discovering unseen experiences, visiting family after a long hiatus, or connecting with one’s sense of personal wellness, is ultimately about feeding one’s soul. One place of such nourishment is prettywellbeauty.com, which offers some of the best products (and gifts) for helping to restore balance, beauty, wellness and calm. For the skin, there are toners, exfoliators, masks, serums and sun protection. For wellness there are teas, elixirs, essential oils and super powders. There are categories for men as well as for mother and baby. If spending money on the luxury that takes us far away, might as well spend on the luxury within ourselves.