Noteworthy & Newsworthy
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- We bought a Trunki ride-along suitcase for each of our kids a few years ago, when they were ages 2 and 3. They LOVED everything about them – the way they looked, being able to pull them, riding them, the attention they got going through the airport with them… and 3 years later they still get excited when we pull them out of the closet.
- Since then, they have expanded their wonderful line to include a travel toy box, combo car booster seat/backpack, splash proof backpack, and more
- Check out the whole assortment at trunki.co.uk
- We love Rainforest Alliance, and they have created a great site that can serve as a database of sustainable accommodations and tour operators in Latin America, the Caribbean, and select countries within South America
- You can also use the site to learn more about sustainable tourism, and what you can do to help at sustainabletrip.org
HearPlanet is an app for Android or iphone is a great app to use abroad, in cities and places where you want to learn more about what’s around you. Great if you prefer the self-guided city tour or just find yourself looking for what’s nearby, or more information about where you are! For more information, see hearplanet.com (or available in the your app store)
TravelKiddy is an awesome website with kits full of activities as well as other fun travel gear that can make travel with children (especially little ones) downright pleasant. (Between you and me, they also work well at home just going out to eat!) The activity kits and items are broken up into age ranges (Toddlers, Ages 3-5, and Ages 6-9), making it even easier to find something that will work for your munchkin. The website, travelkiddy.com, even has a blog with great kid travel tips
FlipKey has a fun guide to ‘The Perfect Family Adventure’ that reads like a choose your own adventure map – take a look! Where does it say your brood should go next?
Uncommongoods.com always has great gifts, and we especially love this idea for someone taking a beach vacation! Fun, practical, and a good reuse of material
This series of city notebooks is part map, part public transportation guide, part notebook and part travel diary. At over 200 pages, this is a great gift or item for someone studying abroad or someone who enjoys travel writing. At this time, notebooks are available for New York, London, Paris and Berlin. For more information, check out moleskineus.com
These travel-friendly, electricity-free warmers can warm bottles to body temperature (what baby is used to feeding at) within 30 minutes. Great if you are on a plane or otherwise need to do a bottle feeding on the go!