How many times have you heard warnings about pickpockets? I have, and if you travel almost anywhere abroad, you probably have, too.
Well, pickpockets may have finally met their match.
These pants have zippered pockets with smaller pockets within. It seems like too much effort for a pickpocket to go after what’s in these pants. Also, the manipulation that may be required to steal something from one of these pockets will likely be noticeable to the wearer. Buttons, zippers, pockets inside pockets – good luck stealing anything without the owner finding out!
When I travel across time zones, I like having a GMT watch. This applies especially when I need to communicate with someone in another time zone without the need to frequently calculate the time difference. My travel watches have to also satisfy the following requirements:
Be relatively inexpensive
Look great with both business and casual attire
Be fairly rugged
While I am a mechanical watch aficionado, I often select quartz watches for travel. That way, I am not worried about winding them.
Here is the watch that checks all boxes:
Stylish? Yes. Scratch-proof sapphire crystal? Yes. 100 ft water-resistant? Absolutely.
Just the fact that I am traveling does not mean that I must always listen to music via headphones. Sometimes it’s nice to create a little ambiance. So, what combines sound quality, travel-ready size and a decent price?
At 1.5 pounds and 2.3 x 7.1 x 2 inches, I can certainly see taking this speaker with me.
Some scenes deserve to be captured with a better camera than the one in your phone. I don’t mind carrying my DSLR in a backpack, but do not want to rummage through other stuff in order to remove the camera.
Given that, Mountainsmith Borealis might just be the right backpack for this job!
The camera is stored separately from other stuff, and every piece of photographic equipment is protected with thick internal cushions. Nice.
I noticed that some hotels have a perfectly serviceable wired internet connection, but no wireless connectivity. Enter Edimax Wireless Travel Router. Roughly the size of a pack of gum, this device turns a wired connection into a wireless one. It can also create a personal wireless hotspot.
The router draws power from the USB port and supports network encryption.
I hate it when hotels have only 1 available power outlet! I may need to charge my phone, laptop or tablet, as well as the digital camera battery. This mini-powerstrip provides 4 AC power outlets to power all kinds of travel electronics.
This device looks like it will join me on my future trips soon.