Tips, Tech & Gear
Last year, I was on the hunt for hiking / water sandals. The following brands always emerged: (affiliate link) Chaco Z Cloud 2 Sandal; (affiliate link) KEEN Newport Hydro-W Sandal and (affiliate link) Teva Terra Fi 5 Sport (which range from $70 – $110+). Save your money when shopping for sandals! Check out (affiliate link) Atikas which are under $35. I purchased my Atikas back in November 2018 for only $26.98.
Plotagraph is new photography tool that can take any still image and animate it into a beautiful looping GIF or video file. As easy as tapping and dragging and masking, editing photographs has become another level of fun. Check out some experiments so far.
With 24 hikes under my belt this year, it was only on my most recent 24th hike that I had a Camelbak instead of a backpack full of water bottles. As you’re on the trail with other experienced hikers you notice how hydrated they stay and they don’t seem to be stopping to fiddle with their backpack to grab those water bottles.
In efforts of packing smart and traveling light with the Carry-On Only Movement (i.e. Western Caribbean and South Africa), I opted to leave my JBL Flip 2 wireless, portable speakers at home. If you’re a Macbook owner, you know how disappointing the speakers are. There just isn’t that oomph to enjoy iTunes and movies on the Mac. No longer! Boom 2 was well worth – $14.99.
Another “Trip of a Lifetime” to see The Big 5 at Kruger National Park, South Africa with a quick detour to see Victoria Falls. We’re so excited!!! We planned 20 Days in Kruger National Park back in September 2013. We still have to get our last series of Twinrix (travel immunization shots for HepA/B) for the trip.
“Happy Birthday!” says Bill, “You’re going on a cruise for your birthday.” It’s only my 2nd cruise ever and I’m so excited to experience what the Western Caribbean has to offer. Carnival Conquest cruise ports: Miami, Cozumel, Belize, Roatan and Grand Cayman. We depart from Miami, Florida. I just purchased my Eagle Creek DigiHauler and want to put myself to the challenge of traveling light.
I purchased the (affiliate link) Dyson Digital Slim™ DC35 back in Hawaii knowing it’d be a practical purchase for RVing. When I purchased it at Costco, they had it on sale with the added bonus of extra accessories for all types of cleaning jobs. Although a full charge lasts about 6-15 minutes, how long does one need for a 29-foot motorhome?
It’s an octopus… no… it’s a hanging clothes line! The (affiliate link) Ikea Pressa comes in 3 colors; has 16 clothes clips; and, will hang perfectly in our RV shower for those delicate or hand wash only fabrics not good for dryers.
(Featured Photo by: Ikea)