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If your travels included stops in NYC, Miami, LA, Sao Paulo, London, Cairo, Moscow, Bangkok, Sydney and Seoul, your piece would look like the above.
Ever try to buy a gift for a frequent traveler? It's difficult! For someone who's been around the world, or even just around the country, a soap and lotion set or scented candle is just blah. This is why we're loving Meshu, a company that interprets travel routes into geometric jewelry.
Meshu promises to "turn your places into beautiful objects," and what they mean is using your (or someone else's) plotted travel routes to generate a design that's then manufactured to become a necklace pendant, earrings or cufflinks.
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Note: This story pertains to users of Apple MacBooks, iPads and iPhones.
You know the distinctive white MacBook power cord? It has a name. It's called the "MagSafe Adapter" and that white block portion does more than plug into the wall to charge your laptop; it also works with different voltages to allow travelers to safely plug their MacBooks into the 110-volt electricity of the US, or the 220-240 volts of almost everywhere else (without need for a clunky power converter).
That said, the plug shape still needs to change to fit foreign power outlets, and that's where our new favorite thing comes into play.
It's the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit, it's $39, and it's saved our work life during three months of heavy international travel. We've only had it since Christmas (a gift from a family member) and already we can't imagine living/traveling without it.
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The Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 with helmet mount, which we used to film the zip line POV below
There are plenty of Point-Of-View movie cameras on the market to choose from and they're truly the bee’s knees when it comes to taking and sharing action shots.
It wasn't all that long ago that travelers were limited to lugging around a bulky camcorder to capture the action-packed moments of a trip, and always from the sidelines. Thanks to constant advances in technology and the drive to decrease camera size as you increase functions, many action cameras now even have built-in WiFi, so you can gloat within minutes on social media.
Obviously we love the thought of POV time-lapse adventures and the like, but here are ten awesome uses of POV cameras while traveling:
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Costa Rica has done an excellent job at branding themselves as the place to head for zip lining, but there are other destinations that can strip up a steel cable and strap willing adventurers on it for a speedy ride. One such place is Park City, Utah where, instead of sending you flying through tropical tree canopies, you instead soar above snowdrifts and through the peaks of towering pines.
The "Zip Tour Adventure" at Park City's Canyons Resort comes in two flavors: one 800' zip line for shaky-kneed first-timers, and one 2,111' zip line for those who want to go all-out.
We'll let you guess which we opted for, though you can just see for yourself in our video below, shot point-of-view style using a Sony ActionCam with helmet harness.
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We love tiny beauty products. Our bathroom could double as a beauty supply store, but when it comes to travel, efficiency and portability win out over changing lipstick color every day of the week.
These eight products will serve you well on trips from Tokyo to Tenerife and--bonus!--only two are liquid, leaving plenty of space in your quart-size baggie.
· Tocca Solid Perfume
You know that woman sitting across the aisle from you who sprayed on her favorite perfume even though it made everyone else gag? Congratulations. You are not that woman.
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As regular readers of Jaunted know, every Wednesday we take some time out to feature a Travel Cat, defined as a cat (usually a stray) who has found for himself somewhere awesome to live in this world. Maybe that's in Istanbul's Hagia Sophia or on St. Maarten's Maho Beach, these kitties sure have the life.
Submissions for Travel Cat come to us via Twitter, email and--most importantly--Instagram, where we started the #TravelCat hashtag. Through this hashtag, Instagrammers share photos of cats they've spotted around the world, but there's also a lot right inside their own homes, apparently trying to go on vacation as well. We've gathered up all of these "armchair Travel Cats" in Buzzfeed-y style and, without further ado, here they are:
Long story short, we've been locked in a constant search for a good DSLR camera strap for a solid year now after our camera was robbed from us in Argentina, along with the awesome strap we had purchased in Tokyo.
If you're traveling outside your neighborhood, let alone country, with your camera, the strap should at least fit a few basic qualifications: securely hold the camera, adjustable, discreet (that means none with the big "Nikon" or "Canon" logos), and comfy on the neck. That last one essentially disqualifies all straps with nylon webbing, which makes the variety extra slim.
Still, we've found four creative DSLR camera straps that don't suck:
Okay so, there's these things called "Hickies" and, despite the unfortunate name, they're pretty useful...especially when it comes to long travel days. You see, they're lace replacements for sneakers, or really any lace-up shoe. Made of stretchy plastic, they feed through the eyelets and buckle closed, essentially turning a tie-up shoe into a slip-on.
Now, we pride ourselves on being the fastest, slickest through the X-ray and metal detector machines at airport security. That scene from Up In The Air where George Clooney describes his process to expedite his way to the gate? Yeah, we're like that but with one notable exception: high-tops.
No slip-on leather loafers here; we typically don our trusty dusty, Whitney Museum-edition Keds high-tops for the long-haul, which can mean extra, tangly time un- and re-tying 'em up at TSA and onboard the plane when we want to wiggle our toes. Hickies seemed like the answer, so we gave them a go recently on a roundtrip JFK-SFO flight in economy.
It's not too early to start a holiday wish list, right?
We've been flying a lot lately (duh) and though it's a mix of business and economy class seats, we find that space on an airplane is still never enough to get some work done in peace, with privacy. Another big duh.
And then we saw a commercial for a new product from 3M that solves at least some of this problem; their Privacy Patrol Screen Protectors shield laptop, smartphone and tablet screens from all sides except for straight-on. In their words, "anyone viewing your screen from a side angle will see a dark, blank screen while you still see a clear image."
This means no one but the direct user can read over your shoulder or sneak a peek at your email. We're thinking they'd be handy for when we're editing images (or tweeting about annoying people on our flight) and all the cabin lights are off and basically anyone within three rows of us can easily spy.
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If you haven't yet gathered from our plethora of photo galleries here at Jaunted, we are always in the company of at least one camera. While it's worth it to let a DSLR bulk up our luggage for the the slick pictures it produces, we're always looking for something easier than a backpack and more comfortable than a camera strap for toting it along for hikes and more active outdoor activities.
Now I switch to first-person to say that, with an upcoming trip to the nature paradise of Easter Island and lots of volcano climbing ahead, I looked to the Capture Clip from Peak Design, a device that actually found its footing among projects on Kickstarter.
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Travel voyeurs, every last one of us! It's time for a new series wherein you show off what you're working with. That is, what necessities make it into your carry-on bag. Want to be featured? It's crazy simple. Shoot us an email with a nice big photo of your bag contents and a little bit about why they have pride of place in your carry-on. And of course include your Twitter handle if you so desire.
Who doesn't love looking at other people's stuff, especially when it comes to what they pack in their luggage? Back in February we introduced you to a smart blog from the people at Air New Zealand. It's called I Am Packed and the concept is simple, beautiful and familiar: feature the well laid-out contents of a traveler's bag, plus minimal information about the person (name, age, hometown, destination).
We never realized it before, but their featured bags never extended to American travelers...until now.