Many credit cards and all U.S. passports issued after 2006 (plus some other ID cards, such as workplace IDs and some state drivers licenses) contain radio frequency identification (RFID) chips that broadcast personal information. They are constantly transmitting and thieves that have an RFID reader can capture that information just by walking by you. That's right, even if the credit card or passport is in a bag or a purse they can get that information, and the only way they can't is if you block that signal.
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Lightweight & Portable Master Lock SafeSpace is a Safe Way for Seniors to Lock Up & Lock Down When Traveling
When my parents were in their 60s they decided to sell their large home and downsize to apartment living. With less maintenance and a lock and leave set up this opened up their retirement future to more traveling.
And traveling they have done. From doing 3-month mission trips to Africa, taking tour excursions in Israel, joining us on a cruise to Alaska, soaking up the sun in Mexico, going back to their birth country of Germany and more, those two have globe trotted to destinations and done some pretty great things in the last 10 years.
Just recently I was sent a Rove 7-Piece Laptop Iced Bento Lunch Box and I love it! It comes with a molded ice pack that attaches to the lid along with a fork & spoon, a removable bento insert and the top of the lid has a handle for easy carrying. It all closes up nice and secure (which means if kids are using it they may need a little help getting it open) so nothing spills out if you use the inside bento lid. I thought it would be fun to make a Valentine's Day themed lunch and share it in the post. I even took some vinyl and cut out an "I ♥︎ Lunch" phrase to put on the Rove Bento Box, and I love it...and I love lunch!
I don't know what your 'tech stash' looks like when you go traveling, but ours is kind of crazy! Three phones, Two Android Tablets, an iPad, a FitBit, a digital camera, and the list goes on.
Based on most hotel rooms we've been on, plugs are limited. Some of the newer hotels and those that have been renovated are getting savvier in that they are starting to put a couple of USB plugs in the room, but inevitably we're plugging devices in to charge in whatever available outlet we can find...and usually that's not many.
Everyone can relate to tangled cord frustration when they confront a knot of headphones, USB cords and cell phone chargers. Spring-loaded and totally automatic, Recoil Winders is the first-of-its-kind cord cleanup product giving consumers a solution to tangled cord clutter.
Recoil Winders’ efficient and time-saving retractable design ensures cord protection and organization in homes, offices and for people on-the-go. Check out this 30 second video to see Recoil Winders in action and how they solve the problem of tangled cords:
If you need to complete your college freshman's dorm room shopping, Bombinizz is a practical accessory that is perfect for transporting their pillow from school to home and vice versa. It's not surprising at all that a Mom started this home-grown business when she found a need for a storage solution for her children's pillow on their outings. We've all seen our kids juggling bags of all sizes when they're going for a sleepover, to camp or their dorm rooms. They try to tuck that unwieldly pillow under their arm and inevitably it ends up on the ground, covered in dirt and germs.
If you take a peek at the top right hand corner of my blog, you'll read a little bit about me, and then you'll see that I'm a World Traveler. I've been to some posh places and to some down right scary ones. My family tends to be frugal when traveling (which is why we've been able to go to all the places we've been), and so we'll only connect online outside the United States if we can get free Wi-Fi. The thing is, one is always leaving themselves vulnerable when using a public Wi-Fi network.
Believe it or not summer is coming folks, and that also means that family vacations are not too far away!
So what can you do to ensure that your family and belongings are safe while you're traveling?
Here are 5 things we always bring along for safe family travel:
Most frequent travelers have a list of items that they never leave home without. I always have a full charge on my iPad and a number of books to read, but really if I can, I take the chance to sleep on the plane. So you can bet that a travel pillow is on the top of my list of things to take with me when I leave home.
I actually have quite a few travel pillows already—but I'm not adverse to trying a new one. Especially if it's named Airline Retail Conference's Best Inflight Product.
RavPower’s 3000 mAh Luster Series Power Bank lets you charge your mobile devices on the go. Just plug it into a an AC adapter, PC USB port or a car charger USB port to fill the battery up and then you can take it with you so you’ll always have power no matter where you are.
It seems that lately we're always on the go. Between visiting guests, our own road trips and blog opportunities, my camera has been working overtime in all the places we're going to. I kind of like being a minimalist when it comes to what I carry around, but when we're going some place that I know I'm going to take a lot of pictures, I end up looking like I'm going on a major trip with all the 'baggage' I end up carrying! Taking your DSLR camera on the go with all its accessories, plus your own personal items like your phone, wallet, car keys, etc. can be a real challenge.
We do quite a bit of traveling around here. I'm kind of proud to consider myself an "expert" packer, which is a handy skill to have especially with airlines charging premium fees to check luggage.
I was intrigued when I was asked to review EatSmart's TravelWise 3 Piece Packing Cube Set, a product that would make packing even more convenient is right up my alley.
One of the things about moving is that you have to toss all the things that you had that were personalized with your address. I threw away address labels, address stamps and luggage tags. Anything that was pre-printed I didn't have any use for anymore. I'm hoping that it won't be long and I'll be visiting the airport here to go on another trip, and of course that means needing to tag my luggage with something that shows it's mine.
SwaggerTag is a practical way to do that. And they're fun to personalize yourself!
I was bitten by the travel bug at a very young age. With grandparents that lived in Germany, relatives in Western Canada and a father that worked for the railroad, it seemed our family was always on a plane, in a car or on a train traveling somewhere.
Now as an adult world traveler myself, I have often pondered how my mom did it. Packing, planning, budgeting and wrangling four children with no computer, smartphone or GPS to help her out. I mean good golly they actually relied on paper and maps to get them to their destinations!