A recent fun discovery for us is the MALIBU SANDAL
which is available for both women and men. Their sandals come in a very classic handwoven 10-strap design and they’re proud of using vegan-leather braided material which are also 100% water friendly. For all of their sandals, there’s a signature M-Grip outsole and anatomically correct ultra-soft footbed. Below is our favorite: the Malibu x Missoni Men’s Zuma
sandal. Stylish right?
For a dressier option but with all the same great features is the Men’s Zuma Bison which is also available in black. We are always looking for products which serve multiple purposes so travelers can pack less — this is a great and comfy choice for long urban walks while taking in a tour of attractions in a well known city as well as for dinner in the evenings with a dressy pair of pants.
To give you an idea of the diversity of their styles and colors, from the brown leather look above (great for summer outdoor dining) and more stylish white/blue combo (you’ll fit right in on New England’s shores), how about this very cool and almost retro black and white number? They call it the
Here’s a great beauty and fashion tip for women who want to look great while they’re in adventure mode. Introducing a cool hair tie and bracelet combined into one design by Maria Shireen
. The models we tested out come in three finishes: silver, gold and rose gold. It’s essentially a hair tie bracelet in stainless steel with an ionized plated finish that you wear around your wrist until the tie is needed.
I must admit I was a bit confused about how they would work until they arrived. I originally thought the hair tie included the silver, gold and rose gold exterior however the metal is the bracelet that holds a traditional black hair tie — you wear this around your wrist so you “look stylin
” until you need to use the tie in your hair. Despite my initial confusion over how to wear/use it, its clear value is for travelers who have too many pockets and bags and tend to lose small things at the bottom. How often have you had to fish through your purse or bag for a hair tie only to have to dump the entire bag out to find it? This…
We just discovered a fabulous walking, hiking and athletic shoe line with a bit of a techie name; in fact tech is in the name
: Hi-Tec Footwear
. There are so many things to love about their selection of shoes, whether it be a trainer shoe, a super comfy walking shoe or more of a hiking boot. They even have great sandals for hiking as well. While they offer shoes for both men and women, we only reviewed the men’s line this time around and given their tough exterior and more masculine colors, we think it’s a fabulous choice for male adventurous travelers.
First up is the Walk-Lite Witton
walking shoe. We chose this one because it’s not just an incredibly comfortable shoe with great support, but it’s also very stylish. We love the durable full-grain leather uppers and rugged Vibram outsole combination, which makes these tan (great neutral color for traveling)
suitable for hiking, but also perfect for casual wear and nice enough to wear to a casual restaurant in the evening. This is particularly useful if you don’t have the space to pack several pairs of shoes for a trip that combines adventure with culture and food.
We LOVE the quality of the active clothing line from White Sierra
, a new brand on our radar. Recently, we took a look at a few tops and jackets to get an idea of their quality and style and how it might fit into your packing and planning needs for that next adventure trip.
specialize in adventure-minded clothing and they’re more fashionable than most. First up is my favorite: the Wooly Bully Zip Jacket
, a two side brushed zip up with welt front hand warmer pockets (love these),
and distressed suede trim accents on soft fleece. The material is a 100% polyester Wooly Bully fleece knit which makes it more than affordable and it comes in a fun array of colors: grape, a soft blue and cream. Oh so plush and
Their Shiva Tank (I fell in love with the grape/lavender)
is soft and they say “edgy”
, which made me laugh. I’d go for artsy, funky and practical. It has a scoop neck and is designed with a custom double dyed burnout fabric, and screen print overlay. The 50% cotton 50% polyester blend is bra strap friendly, even with a sports bra,…
I hadn’t heard of Coobie
until fairly recently – they brag that they make the most comfortable bra you’ll ever wear. All Coobie Seamless Bras are one size and comfortably fit 32A thru 36D. What makes them so comfortable? Several things, including design, but the material is made of a very soft and comfortable custom blend of Spandex and Nylon (12% / 88%). One of the things I first noticed about the bras when they arrived, was how light weight and stretchy the fabric is, making it easy to pack for any road trip whether it’s an adventurous weekend or a romantic getaway.
Each Coobie Seamless Bra comes with removable pads and in fact, they suggest removing them when you wash them. The Coobie Bra Scoopneck
comes in a variety of fun colors (11 in total
) and one size fits almost everyone from 32A to 36D. They are all seamless with no hooks or clasps, the back is completely smooth and the straps are all adjustable.
Great for travelers is the Coobie Comfort Bra
, which also comes in a boat load of colors. It’s super comfortable and features extra wide, fixed straps. Unlike some…
Frequent skiers will likely know of Helly Hansen
as they’re known for ski jackets, down jackets and shells. Given that they’re based in Norway, it’s no surprise that they know how to make great gear and clothing for winter sports and ocean activities like boating where harsh weather is a factor. And, they’ve been around since 1877 — yes, really.
Recently we tested out some of their ski wear during a spring skiing trip to Sun Valley Idaho. Meet the Double Motion Stretch Jacket
in what they call a Princess Purple. Altitude and speed inspire this performance insulated ski jacket. In this model, waterproof breathable Helly Tech Performance
stretch fabric is combined with PrimaLoft insulation
, and their innovative H2Flow system for turbo-charged mechanical venting which equates to great temperature regulation, a godsend for me on a 50 degree sunny day. Other features include wrist gaitors, inside stash pocket, and ski pass pocket. There’s also a snap away snow skirt to help keep the snow out, which is great for those snowy days.
Their stretch jacket has a very Alpine look and while I personally favor the purple, they also offer it in black, white, a fun and bright…
As we age, there are a number of things that break down in our bodies or don’t replenish at the same speed. It’s important to consider both the inside and out when we think of self-care. I was recently introduced to a brand called AGE QUENCHER
from Toronto which has a cream/serum combo, as well as supplements and high protein whey powder to promote skin elasticity as well as strengthen nails.
They have a full system which we found fascinating. They call it the AGE QUENCHER Beauty System
and you can sign up to receive it automatically every month — it’s delivered to your door so you can keep on the beauty and health regime without missing a beat. Each Beauty System includes a one-month supply of AGELESS Beauty Vitamin, HYDRATE Beauty Electrolyte and REJUVENATE Beauty Protein.
The collagen, hyaluronic acid, potent antioxidants, proteins, electrolytes and essential vitamins present in AGE QUENCHER work at a deep cellular level repairing tissue, combating free radicals and regenerating cells to hydrate, nourish and strengthen skin from the inside out.
- AGELESS is a vegetarian capsule that delivers a powerful one-two punch of antioxidants and vitamins to support skin health from the inside.
How cool is this? A vehicle finder and smart car charger wrapped into one product. We recently learned about ZUS
(it sounds a bit like a super hero), a small black device that plugs into your car. The first cool thing about it is that can use it to charge two devices (phones or tablets) at the same time. Anthony and I are always fighting for the car charger juice on longer road trips — as soon as one of us is at 70%, the other one plugs in.
That’s no way to take a trip in the year 2016 — things should be simpler and faster. What’s nice is that not only does the ZUS have two plugs so we can charge our phones at the same time, but the charger works twice as fast as normal car chargers.
Part 2 of the cool feature set of the ZUS is that it is also a car finder, so you have some assistance when you’re tired after a long event and can’t remember where you parked your car in that massive parking lot where each section all looks the same.
Here’s how it…
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