Travel With Style
Traveling in style means investing a little more in the items you take with you. If you invest well, these items will not only help you make an impression on the people you meet, they’ll serve you well, making your travel that much easier.
For a traveling man, the first place to look in buying stylish accessories is luggage. Of course, you should not sacrifice a suitcase’s portability or carrying capacity just to look good, but very little beats a good leather case both in durability and style.
With the Zuca Pro luxury luggage, style and versatility go hand in hand. This carry-on case has metal reinforcements, allowing the luggage to act as an impromptu seat. Inside, stacked drawers can act as smaller suitcases, helping you organize your clothes and toiletries for travel. And of course the Zuca Pro comes with a retractable handle and wheels for easy travel through the world’s airports.
Travelers who spend any time frustrated at the baggage claim area know the disadvantage of owning a popular brand of luggage. You can avoid that by buying luggage with distinctive fabric designs, but if you’ve found a favourite piece of luggage and it’s black, you can make it distinctive by the use of unique luggage tags.
The Bag Tag Studio makes durable plastic tags that are thicker than your ATM card. These are printed with distinctive designs, like a sepia image of the Eiffel Tower, so you can spot your bag from a distance; they’re also personalized with your name and contact information, in case your luggage is lost and the airline has to return it to you.
Trekking across country, far from a power outlet, how can you keep your cell phone or laptop powered? Why not harness the power of the sun? Votaic Systems offers solar chargers that can be strapped to any backpack or carry on, as well as special backpacks or bags with solar chargers built in. One hour in the sun can give you four hours of talk time on the phone, and you can recharge your laptop as you hike.
Data Store It
A good Swiss Army knife is an invaluable accessory. Victorinox has updated the Swiss Army knife for the 21st century, putting a USB flash drive next to the scissors and nail file attachments. Available in 8, 16 and 32 gigabytes, the flash drive can be removed from the knife before you board a plane, so you can access the data while the rest of the knife is checked with your luggage.
Heading off the beaten path? If you want to avoid a travel bug, consider investing in the SteriPen. This battery-powered handheld device looks like a pen and can kill bacteria and pathogens in a glass of water with just a 45 second blast of ultraviolet light, because Montezuma’s Revenge is just not stylish at all.
Finally, quick drying underwear may not be a stylish accessories that anybody else will see (unless you want them to), but there are no articles of clothing you’ll appreciate more than this, especially when you’re waiting for a clean pair that you’ve had to hand wash. REI’s ExOfficio’s boxer briefs promise to dry overnight, which is a godsend in places where you have no access to a dryer.
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