If you think a travel hat can’t fit inside a stocking or your carry-on — we’ve got good news: Wallaroo Hat Company makes stylish, quality headgear that can be squashed into a stocking or suitcase, and come out ready to wear. Crushable or pack-flat styles for women include the Casual Traveler, Piper, Seaside and Aqua hast; men can choose from the Explorer, Jackson, Shelton, Gabe and Palm Beach.
Based in Colorado, the 19-year-old company draws from colors found in nature — while offering functional fashion with a line of sun-protective hats (look for the sun icon) that earned a recommendation by the Skin Cancer Foundation. The company was founded by Stephanie Carter, who drew inspiration from her frequent expeditions to visit her husband’s family in Australia. Along with the travel series, Wallaroo creates elegant resort styles, like the Aria and Riviera, and golf-appropriate visor styles, including the Savannah and Bianca.
New in the world of sleep aids, nodpod offers strapless, weighted, unscented sleep-mask therapy — free of the frustrating, tacky pad fasteners that pull your hair and slip around your head when you change position. Designed to move with you through the night, the micro-bead-filled eye mask contours to the shape of your face and blocks out light, while the extra-long design includes hollow end-tabs that perform in a pull-through fashion or lie flat across your pillow.
“Our bodies respond magically to gentle, constant pressure,” explains Melissa Bamberg, product creator and company founder. “It’s referred to as Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation, and it is something we can all benefit from. It naturally reduces stress and anxiety while promoting deep, restful sleep.” The nodpod can be machine washed, dried and you can even stash it in the fridge or freezer to help provide cooling relief for headaches.
Ear discomfort when flying or traveling to high-altitude destinations is a problem for many travelers, regardless of experience. Thankfully, there’s a tried-and-true solution on the market: EarPlanes ear plugs. Wearing EarPlanes when taking off and landing (or when settling into your mountain-top ski chalet) help alleviate the pressure and popping that accompanies these extreme changes in location.
“Changes in cabin pressure or any high altitude creates a differential between the middle ear and the eardrum: that popping feeling,” explains Drew E. O’Connell, CEO, Cirrus Healthcare, LLC.
“Our filtered earplug allows your middle ear more time to naturally adjust to this pressure, potentially alleviating the popping feeling altogether [along with] many commonly associated discomforts.” EarPlanes are constructed from hypoallergenic silicone that’s soft and cleanable for repeated uses, and feature exclusive CeramX filters that allow air pressure to be naturally filtered. They’re also available in two sizes, perfect for children and adults with smaller ears.
If you haven’t started planning for next year’s total solar eclipse viewing, you have some serious work to do. Next year’s total eclipse will only be visible from Antarctica and won’t happen again for 75 years.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced intentions to create an alliance. Benefits to passengers include access to more international destinations after Alaska joins the oneworld alliance in 2021, new service on American between Seattle (SEA) and Bangalore (BLR), new service on American between Seattle and London (LHR), a domestic codeshare expansion to include international routes from Los Angeles (LAX) and Seattle, and loyalty member benefits across both airlines. Loyalty members with additional lounge membership enjoy access to nearly 50 American Admirals Club lounges worldwide and seven Alaska lounges in the United States for same-day travel on American or Alaska flights.
Ethiopian Airlines announced plans to build a $5 billion airport south of Addis Ababa. The airline’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said the airport would be able to handle 100 million passengers a year.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
As every avid traveler knows, you may need to get up and stretch your legs at some point during a long segment of travel. Your legs might still get stiff, but these socks from Dr. Segal will keep the blood pumping back to your heart.
Frontier Airlines recently announced three new non-stop routes from Philadelphia (PHL). New service to Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD) and Los Angeles (LAX) brings Frontier’s total non-stop options from Philadelphia to 24 flights.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Still need Valentine’s Day plans tonight? First of all, you’re in trouble; second, you’re in luck: Omni Bedford Springs Resort is hosting the perfect gathering for wine connoisseurs and romantics alike.