Thankfully, a growing number of companies are becoming hip to the challenges faced by frequent travelers in the never-ending quest for top-quality, TSA-friendly personal care products. A few to try on your next trek:
- The new Travelux Skincare Set Travel Duo from SASE includes luxurious multitasking products that might even leave a little extra room in your bag. Boasting flyer-friendly packaging in small sizes, the Hydra-Purifying Cleanser 3-in-1 cleanses, exfoliates and acts as a hydrating mask, while the Advanced Hydra-Illuminating Skin Therapy 4-in-1 moisturizes and acts as a rich serum, eye cream and neck cream. Both products are built with antioxidants, peptides, skin-nourishing oils and probiotics.
- Lancôme adds a touch of luxury with great travel-sized makeup bag essentials: mini-sized Hypnose Drama Mascara for that night at the opera, and Bi-Facial Double Action Eye Makeup Remover to take it off when you’re back in your penthouse suite. Other choices in perfectly proportioned sizes include La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer Smoothing Effect with light diffusing action and proprietary Elasto-Smooth technology.
- Created by leading physicians in stem cell science at Rescue Skin’s high-tech California laboratory, individual packets that slip easily into your TSA-mandated personal care bag address a host of issues including windburn, puffiness, dry skin, thinning skin, redness and dark spots. Each single-use packet delivers up one serving of rich Serum Concentrate and one Ultra Moisturizer designed for preventative and regenerative skin care.
- With an eco-friendly “farm to farmacy” philosophy that utilizes healing organic herbs and pure essential oils, and skips aluminum, Propanediol, propylene glycol and artificial ingredients, the small, easily-packable tins in the First Aid Travel Pack from Green Goo by Sierra Sage come in blends such as Pain Relief (with arnica for sprains, sore muscles, bruises and joint pain); Dry Skin (with calendula flower for cracked skin, rashes, eczema and psoriasis); First Aid (with olive oil and a proprietary herbal blend for scrapes, insect bites, rashes, sunburn and poison ivy); and Skin Repair (with aloe vera and vitamin E for puffy eyes, minor burns and after-sun care).
The small colonial town of Valladolid in the center of the Yucatan peninsula is easy to see in a day or two, but when you’re not roaming the streets, snapping photos of the brightly colored houses and buildings, swimming in the nearby cenote or admiring the architecture of the 16th-century convent of San Bernardino de Siena, consider passing time in the multipurpose Hostería del Marqués, a hotel that offers more than just lodging.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Munich Airport is prepared for increased air traffic and passenger numbers with an extensive package of measures to protect against infection. The new rules of conduct will be made known through regular announcements, posters, video screens and an increased staff presence. Cleaning frequency will also increase and in areas where passengers linger. Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed throughout the airport and passengers and employees will be required to wear masks.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced a collaboration with John Hopkins Medicine International on its Lead With Care global health and safety program. John Hopkins Medicine experts will review and validate the Lead With Care program, which will then be implemented at Four Seasons properties around the world.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Saint Lucia announced a phased plan to reopen island tourism responsibly, beginning June 4. Phase One includes welcoming international flights at Hewanorra International Airport from the United States only. In preparation, 1,500 hotel rooms are being prepared to open. The approach to reopening continues through July 31.
HIKING ALONG A PATH THROUGH THE FOREST, the only sounds I heard were the wind rustling through the leaves, the flow of a distant waterfall and, from time to time, the soft sounds of chatter from the others in my group. Missing were the sounds of traffic rushing by, car horns and the din of the everyday world in which most of us live. On this part of the Japan Hiking – Kumano Kodo & Nakasendo trip with REI Adventures, just the eight of us were on the trail, not another human in sight. An eco-adventure at its best, and it was glorious.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Iceland’s otherworldly landscape made the perfect backdrop for the beloved Game of Thrones, which did some filming here. Iceland’s angry volcanoes, unbridled seas, ubiquitous rainbows, explosive geysers, waterfalls, glaciers, lava fields and jaw-dropping Northern Lights make it like no destination on earth.