Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Monos

Monos is a Vancouver-based luggage company that has a good reputation for quality and design. Monos is a “mindful” suitcase that has a sleek profile and relaxing color selections.

This review is for a travel accessory, the Monos Compression Packing Cubes. Available in a set of four or a set of six, these are designed to fit perfectly in the Monos carry-on and check-in sizes. I did not review the Monos luggage but can say that it fits terrific in my Travel Pro carry-on. The monos cubes have a compression zipper that compresses the height by up to 60%. The zippers slide smoothly. The cubes do not collapse when empty although they can be stored flat. These are a great alternative to one time use plastic storage bags and packing cubes that are made from cheap materials. I highly recommendッ

Compression packing cubes available in grey, tan, or black.

Available online at Monos

Less is more. We value simplicity, and we believe that a well-designed, premium suitcase doesn’t need to be loud and flashy – it simply speaks for itself. In today’s throwaway society of passing trends and mass consumption, we design our pieces to be timeless classics, with an understated aesthetic that stands the test of time.”

Monos provided this item to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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KOOSHOO

 

KOOSHOO is an eco-friendly headband and accessories brand created to help others feel good (KOOSHOO literally means “feeling good”).

Twist headband with sweat wicking organic cotton

This is an organic cotton twist headband. Wear it dressed-up or wear it for a work out, this is designed to be styled a multitude of ways.

KOOSHOO face covering statement  “Please note that the headband is primarily designed to work as a headband and the mask function is really just for when needed in a pinch.”

In addition to a headband and face cover, this twist headband is wide enough to cover over the head for sun protection. And if a little shut eye is needed, it can serve as an eye mask. 

KOOSHOO Twist Headband #1

92% GOTS certified organic cotton, 8% spandex. Proudly made in the USA. One size, ten colors. 

I have used the KOOSHOO twist headband for all the above mentioned uses and just love it! It would make a great little gift for just about anyone. 

Choose to support small, conscious businesses like KOOSHOO.

KOOSHOO provided twist headbands to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Natural, vegan and cruelty-free hair and body products in reusable, returnable, refillable aluminum bottles. Eliminating single-use plastic one bottle at a time!

Travel Size Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Body Lotion - Rosemary, Mint, Vanilla - Sulfate Free, Refillable Bottle, 2.5 oz

We tried the above travel size shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion. The natural ingredients of all these products were gentle and effective. The scent of rosemary, mint, vanilla was light but nice. Plaine Products are cruelty free and they have a terrific goal of eliminating single use plastic with their reuse system. The video below shows how this refill system works. Please check them out!

 

Plaine Products provided these products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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A wonderful product for overall well- being. 

Find the animal eye pillow that’s right for you. There are numerous animals to choose from and in different colors, too. They each have a unique selection of 100% certified organically grown herbs. (And then there are the names. That’s something I’ll let you check out yourself)

abra k' zebra 12" eyepillow

the magician. 
Abra K’ Zebra is filled with lavender, linden flower and chamomile. Lavender, originally a Mediterranean shrub cultivated for its aromatic flowers is one of the queens of herbs. It relieves nervous tension, headaches and insomnia.  Linden flower is used to soothe the nerves–we love its mild, flowery scent.  Chamomile is a yellow daisy-like flower with a fruity aroma. The Egyptians used in massage oils for relieving aching muscles and as a tea it helps with insomnia and nervous tension.

 

Each are 12″ and are filled with flax seed and sewn with organic cotton. I like the size and the weight gives just the right amount of pressure on the forehead and around the eyes. The animal’s arms and legs can be positioned a bit and the main body section is narrow enough that it fits over the nose comfortably. They can also be put in a nightshirt to keep them cleaner and for FUN.

do not disturb

 

This is an eco friendly and drug free way to relax that’s good for any age. I find it helpful before bed and for a few minutes during the day when my eyes get super tired. If they could come up with a travel style (for use while sitting up) that would be terrific.  

Made in the USA. Purchases help those at Herbal Animals to donate to organizations including Feed the Children, The Humane Society, and Save the Children to help children and animals lead happier lives.

 

Herbal Animals provided an eye pillow to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

 

 

 

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YOGO

YOGO

YOGO produces eco-friendly, compact travel yoga gear. Our mission is to create greater convenience, performance and sustainability in yoga through better design. For every mat sold we plant a food tree with an impoverished family, providing food, livelihood and restoration.

YOGO ULTRALIGHT TRAVEL YOGA MAT

 

Charcoal-Cayenne

Do you yoga?
Here’s a yoga mat that makes a great travel buddy weighing less than two pounds. (24x68x 1.5mm) It can be folded to a newspaper size mat by following the folding instructions. Folding keeps it compact and it also keeps one side of the mat the clean side. To be fair, I’d like to mention that I can fold my manduka mat in a manner that keeps one side clean, too. 
 
It has a strap to allow it be be hung up for a wash and dry which is recommend every few uses to keep it clean and sticky. 
This is, of course, a natural eco mat “made with biodegradable natural tree rubber from renewable long-term non-Amazonian tree plantations. Their straps are recyclable plastic so that at the end of the mat’s life all of it can be recycled or biodegrade.” It does smell like natural rubber which I don’t mind.
Available in several color choices to take yoga anywhere.
Shanti.
image from YOGO website- because I can’t do this 
YOGO provided their travel yoga mat to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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Luglife.com

Products:

Lifestyle and travel bags & accessories! 

Great for: 

travel (Italy, anyone?), weekend getaways (cottage, please!), overnight trips, outdoor sports (hiking, biking + more!), local exploring, sporting events (why not go hands free?), baby needs, school needs!

 

UCB BLANKET + PILLOW

The lug® collection of undercover bears is a cuddle team of different bears/agents. They have different colors, faces, names, and even personalities! Agent Boots, the brown bear, is “one tough bear – a mighty force, no doubt. His strength is matched by none around; he’s stable as a rock. Cuddle in close with this big, strong bear, and carry him for health and stability whenever you need cover.” 

 

 

 

There is an inflatable pillow for the bear cover or you could use the blanket inside the bear cover for a softer shapable fit (assuming you don’t need the blanket) Both the bear pillow cover and the blanket are machine washable.

I’ve washed agent Gomer, the “green” bear, several times since I’ve had him (2014) and he is still soft and in good shape. I’ve had many uses for him over the years. Not surprising that it makes a great back-to-school idea. We head out in the morning with a cuddly back seat travel buddy. Sometimes he rides with mom up front !

Pillow Case Size: 11″w x 9″h x 3″d
Blanket Size: 35″w x 46″h
Notes From Dawn received an UCB from lug® in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Rainbow Eucalyptus

Autumn behind a Rainbow Eucalyptus/ Mindanao Gum in Oahu.

 

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a beautiful, smart way to protect from the sun. I highly recommend

100 % cotton canvas fabric measuring 10.8 feet x 5.9 feet

the design allows the breeze to blow through

lightweight makes it easily portable in a zippered bag (weighs only 9 pounds)

easy set-up. All ropes already connected

sand and grass pegs for either sand or grass setup

natural sun protection in six fashionable print styles

South Beach 

South Beac Tent

Please watch the setup video available to view from the Lovin’ Summer website’s main page.

Unlike any other beach shade products on the market today, we designed our Lovin’ Summer beach tents to put an end to uncomfortable shade protection, without the complicated knots and instructions like the majority of freestanding or “pop-up” beach tents available today.

Driven by our passion for the beach, our beach shade products have combined coastal style with practical design to create a simple innovative product that looks great, offers maximum light, airflow and UV protection.

Lovin’ Summer provided the South Beach Tent to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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sungrubbies has a huge website offering sun protection items for the entire family

UV Travel Umbrella

This UV blocking sun umbrella is great because you always have instant shade with you wherever you go! Fits perfectly in a purse or in the glove compartment of a car. And, best of all, the versatile Sun Travel Umbrella keeps you cool under the sun and dry when it rains.

A cute and compact sun umbrella. It’s a great sun block that keeps you cooler, or dryer if need be. A great travel companion for wherever umbrellas are allowed. Yes, I know if’s officially fall, but maybe we can hold on to summer a little longer. (think like a balloonist – only use your  UV umbrella in winds less than 10 knots)

auto open and close. better UV protection than a regular rain umbrella.

sturdy but lightweight. compact. smart. fun:)

Image result for sungrubbies travel umbrella

Sungrubbies provided this product to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Planet Wise

Their mission?

To reduce our environmental impact, all products have been thoroughly researched and are all PVC-free and lead-free (a surprising fact is that many zippers have been painted using paint that contains lead). All the products we have developed are reusable and have been designed to replace disposable items; helping to reduce waste that ends up in the landfills. Planet Wise Wet Bags™ have been designed to be useful for every age from young children, in diapers, to the mature adult transporting shoes, cosmetics, swimwear, or gym wear. Also, our packaging is printed on recycled/recyclable paper using soy-based ink.

My review

The Planet Wise Wipe Pouch is designed for hand wipes. It can be used for numerous other things too & I’d recommend it only for the other things. When using it with wipes, I found that the the outside of the bag felt very damp while the wipes inside started to dry out.

The Wipe Pouch misses the mark when aiming to keep wipes. But when used as a stylish reusable option for storing say, markers or small bottles of shampoo/lotion, I think it would be great☮

I received a Wipe Pouch from Planet Wise to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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