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While travelling somewhere, the main concern most people have is the safety and security of their personal belongings. We believe the best travel handbags are the number-one safety measure everybody must take in order to keep all your important things like credit/debit cards, travel documents, smart devices, etc, safe. Failing to take safety precautions might […]

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While travelling somewhere, the main concern most people have is the safety and security of their personal belongings. We believe the best travel handbags are the number-one safety measure everybody must take in order to keep all your important things like credit/debit cards, travel documents, smart devices, etc, safe. Failing to take safety precautions might leave you vulnerable to pickpockets and identity thieves. Therefore, it is smart to use secure anti theft handbags for travel no matter where you go. You can use them for your travel purposes as well as in your daily lives.

Best Travel Handbags For Anti Theft Travel

So, what types of a bag do you like carrying? A sling, a cross bag or perhaps a good old-fashioned backpack? No matter what you prefer, you have to make sure you get one which is slash proof and contains a minimum of one or two zipper compartments which can be locked. Fortunately for you, there are a number of different Anti Theft Handbags available which you can use for different purposes.

Best Travel Handbags Anti Theft Handbags

Best Travel Handbags Anti Theft Handbags

Best Travel Handbags Types of Anti Theft Handbags For Travel

The Travelon Anti Theft Cross Body Bag

Travelon’s anti-theft cross body bag is a popular travel bag preferred by many. Although this edition does not include RIFD blocking, you can get a RFID wallet or credit card holder that you can keep in the bag securely. The best thing about this Anti Theft Handbags is that it has a lot of different sections where you can store all your belongings. There are compartments which are lockable. There are plenty of pockets and card slots, a zippered pocket available for smartphones, and two front pockets.

Plus, there is also another zippered compartment in the bag which faces you when you carry the bag. The central compartment of the bag can be locked by hooking the zippers on to the metal loop provided. The whole Anti Theft Handbags is made of nylon which is slash proof. The strap is also made to be slash and cut proof.

Specifications:

The bag measures 14.5”x12”x1.5” and weighs 12 oz. The shoulder strap measures 55.5” in length and can be measured. You can lower the strap up to 15” to 28”. You can choose to buy the bag in over 6 colors. Travelon Luggage Anti-Theft Cross-Body Bag an affordable bag priced at $57.

Pros:

  • Lots of manageable compartments/pockets
  • Cost-effective

Cons:

  • No RFID blocking.

The Pacsafe Citysafe 400 GII

The Citysafe 400 GII travel bag is best suited for fashion savvy women who want to add a bit of style to their traveling. The Citysafe 400 is a big Anti Theft Handbags but is designed to give a casual and trendy look. It also features a sleeve that can be slid to expose a wheeled luggage handle which makes the bag a good carry on Anti Theft Handbag. The bag is designed to be comfortable and has adjustable straps.

Specifications:

The bag measures 15.9 x 13 x 6.7 inches, with a 20-liter gear capacity made with nylon. It is has 2 main compartments and weighs 1 lb. The Pacsafe Luggage Citysafe 400 Gii Hobo Travel Bag is priced at $120.

Pros:

  • eXomesh slashguards in the side, bottom and lower front panels
  • Smart zipper security
  • Strap, for anchoring the bag to a fixture
  • RFID-blocking pocket
  • Smart zipper security™
  • Turn & lock strap hook
  • Slashproof detachable shoulder strap

Cons:

  • Limited colors

Travelon Anti-Theft Messenger Bag

The Travelon Messenger bag is designed to be thick and big then its previous version, but it is also a bit short and not that wide. The messenger bag is cut proof and features a chain link with various compartments with zippered locks. The shoulder strap can be adjusted accordingly, and can also be fixed into position.

The central compartment of the Anti Theft Handbags is pretty wide and you can store quite a few big things in there, for example your DSLR camera or a tablet. There are also different manageable pockets given in the bag to store different things. The bag also has a magnetic flap on the front which conceals a zippered compartment and also has a zippered pocket at the back. They can both be easily locked and secured. There are also two side pockets given which can hold a water bottle or a small umbrella.

Specifications:

The Anti Theft Handbags weighs 1 lb and measures 11.5″ x 10″ x 4.5″. It is made of nylon and is slash and cut proof. The Travelon Anti-Theft Messenger Bag is priced at $90 and is available in 5 different colors.

Pros:

  • Good organizational storage.
  • Compact and light.
  • Inexpensive.

Cons:

  • Pockets provided in each of the compartments cannot be zippered and you will drop coins should you decide to keep them there.
  • No RFID blocking feature.
  • Strap can get uncomfortable if the bag is heavy.

Types of Anti-Theft Handbags

Packsafe Citysafe 200 GII Anti-Theft Handbag

If you are in the market for a hobo-style purse which is trendy, it is strongly recommended that you go for the Pacsafe Citysafe 200 which is available in 6 different colors. Both the bag and its straps are manufactured using pure water repellent ballistic nylon which is slash and cut proof. The central pocket of the bag is quite large and you can store quite a few things in there, for example a small notebook, a small umbrella or other documents.

The compartments are zippered and there is also a soft but sturdy laptop compartment given as well. There are pockets for headphones and RFID.

Specifications:

The Anti Theft Handbags measures 14.6″ x 9.4″ x 3.9″ and weighs 1lb and 1oz and Pacsafe Luggage Citysafe 200 Gii Handbag is priced at $80.

Pros:

  • Can hold lots of things.
  • A numberf of theft-proof features.
  • Comfortable to carry.
  • Great quality.

Cons:

  • Easy to overstuff, so it can get heavy if carried for a long time.

Travelon Anti-Theft Hobo Bag

The Travelon Hobo bag is both styles and overly theft proof. The entire Anti Theft Handbags features slash proof, cut proof and chain linked manufacturing. The strap given on the handbag is adjustable and cut proof. The central pocket of the bag is quite roomy and can be secured by a concealed carabineer which allows you to chain your bag to a lamp post or bench.

Specifications:

The Anti Theft Handbags measures 12 1/4″ x 10″ x 3 1/2″ and is made using 900 denier nylon and weighs 10oz. The handbag is priced at $55.

Pros:

  • Sufficient space in the main pocket
  • RFID blocking compartment with passport slots
  • Main compartment  can be locked with lobster claw clasp
  • Shoulder strap can be adjustable and is cut/slash proof
  • Bag can be secured via a chain which can be attached anywhere
  • Front zipper pocket

Cons:

  • The outside pocket does not lock

So, there you go..These are some of the most reliable Anti Theft Handbags and travel bags which are both anti-theft and stylish at the same time. If you plan to travel anytime soon, be sure to get yourselves one of the above mentioned Anti Theft Handbags.

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Best Travel and Microfiber Travel Towel YOU Must Have http://www.aswetravel.com/best-travel-and-microfiber-travel-towel/ http://www.aswetravel.com/best-travel-and-microfiber-travel-towel/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 17:08:43 +0000 http://www.aswetravel.com/?p=48559 jQuery(document).ready(function(){ var options = { sites : new Array("facebook","twitter","gplus","linkedin","stumpleupon"), plugin_url : "http://www.aswetravel.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-social/" }; load_all_in_one_social_banner(options); });

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So, you have decided to go on a journey, a dream trip to enjoy and have the time of your life leaving all life’s stress behind. You have packed and are ready to go, but wait, are those towels taking half of your luggage space? And this is actually true; towels can be really annoying […]

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So, you have decided to go on a journey, a dream trip to enjoy and have the time of your life leaving all life’s stress behind. You have packed and are ready to go, but wait, are those towels taking half of your luggage space? And this is actually true; towels can be really annoying when it comes to packing and travelling. First of all they are bulky and require a lot of space. Secondly, you cannot just pack one towel. You have to pack two or three of those suckers and lastly, well, they are just a nuisance. But not anymore! You don’t have to deal with those heavy traditional towels anymore. Instead just pack a couple of microfiber travel towel and you are good to go.

Another advantage of bring your own travel towel is the Green Travel aspect. Using your own travel towel is an excellent way to Going Green. Here is a nice article about Green Travel

What is a Travel Towel?

Specially designed travel towel provide an excellent alternative to traditional towels. Travel towel are durable and versatile, they are light and easy to roll and pack regardless of what you use them for. If you go for a swim and come out to dry, they absorb water faster. Plus, they dry off quite easily and quickly. The most popular travel towel are ones made of microfiber material. This material is smooth and soft as compared to chamois leather. There are a variety of travel towels you can choose from and here are some:

Travel Towel

Travel Towel

Best Travel and Microfiber Travel Towel

Types of Travel Towel

Shandali Microfiber Travel Towel

The Shandali microfiber towel are currently rated as the best travel towel. Preferred by many for long or short distance travels, the towel is made of microfiber material which is soft like velvet and smooth like a baby’s skin. The towel has the ability to dry rather quickly and has the quality of absorbing water faster without bleed or dripping. The Shandali UltraSport Travel Towel – #1 Rated Travel Towel, Sport Towel, Beach and Microfiber Towel. Super Absorbent! Ultra-Fast-Drying. Perfect for Camping, Backpacking, Showering is priced at $14.95 on Amazon.

Benefits:

  • It has a little loop you can use to hang the towel anywhere you want. No more dropping your towel clumsily and getting it dirty.
  • It is a big towel but when you fold, it becomes compact and you can store it anywhere easily. You can carry it around in your gym bag, your suitcase, a bag and even in a purse!
  • You can use the towel anywhere you want.
  • Comes in two sizes, small and medium.
  • It is lightweight and weighs just a few ounces.
  • The towel is coated with silver-ion antibacterial. This offers users protection against bacteria. The silver-ions prohibit the formation of germs and bacterial on the towel.

Sea to Summit DryLite Travel Towel

Sea to Summit DryLite travel towel are an excellent option if you decide to go camping, on holiday or on a trekking adventure. These towels are made of microfiber material and are extremely fast drying, not to mention highly absorbent. Sea to Summit Tek Towel Wash Kit

Benefits:

  • Soft and smooth on the skin
  • Made with 70% polyester and 30% nylon Microfiber and detailed with supreme suede linings
  • Highly efficient at both drying and absorbing water
  • Can be washed in the machine
  • Available in different colors, including Kiwi, Green and Berry
  • Soft brushed feeling when using it after a bath

You can use the Sea to Summit DryLite travel towel to wipe dishes when on a camping trip and can use the same towel anywhere you want. They are perfectly suited for your travel and are extremely light to pack. And since they are multipurpose towels, you won’t have to pack 2 or 3 towels. And the best part is that these towels are available in a whole range of different sizes which makes packing easier and hassle-free.

Sizes:

  • Extra Small, (30cm x 60cm), Weight 37g
  • Small, (40cm x 80cm), Weight 62g
  • Medium, (50cm x 100cm), Weight 100g
  • Large, (60cm x 120cm), Weight 145g
  • Extra Large, (75cm x 150cm), Weight 200g

The Sea to Summit DryLite edition is available in different colors including cobalt blue, outback red and jade green.

Lightload Towels – The Only Travel Towel That Are Survival Tools

With regards to space and the weight of towels, nothing can beat Lightload travel towel. You can store them anywhere, even in you back pocket when folded. Once you unpack them, they turn out to be really big and have efficient water absorbing capability and you can use them anywhere you want to.

Benefits:

  • Once unpacked, the Lightload travel towels expand to a large size, measuring 60 inches x 36 inches. Consider it a large beach towel.
  • Super water absorbent ability. The towels are made with viscose fibers which can absorb up to 10 times the towel’s weight.
  • Dries really fast.
  • You can re-pack it into its packing size and fit it into your back pocket.
  • Available in assorted colors.
  • Lightload towels are machine washable.

Lightload Travel Towels Three Pack are best used for camping, trekking and general travelling purpose and are priced at $6.49 for a three towel pack.

MyQuest Microfiber Towel

The MyQuest Microfiber towel is manufactured using fine quality microfiber material and is a fast drying towel. It is made with millions of micro-woven rings which are attached to the towel. The micro-woven rings eradicate the largeness and bulkiness of traditional towels. MyQuest Microfiber Towel

Benefits:

  • Fast drying, smooth and extremely soft on the skin.
  • Can be used and stored anywhere easily.
  • The towel is of a large size, measuring 30” x 60” and can be repacked in its own packing which measures 8” x 8”!
  • Antimicrobial treatment on the towel prevents bacteria from forming on the towel. It also keeps the towel fresh and sterile all the time so you can it whenever you want.
  • Available in medium blue color.

The MyQuest Microfiber towels can be used for many things including as a hot yoga towel, a yoga mat and it is great when you finish a gruesome cardio workout. It can absorb sweat really fast and dry off just as fast and doesn’t give out any bad smell.

You can also checkout our Travel Towel Reviews – Best Travel Towel – Which To Buy?

So, these are some of the best microfiber travel towels you can use anywhere and for anything, whether you are traveling or not.

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Choosing the Right Travel Rucksack http://www.aswetravel.com/choosing-the-right-travel-rucksack/ http://www.aswetravel.com/choosing-the-right-travel-rucksack/#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 13:25:34 +0000 http://www.aswetravel.com/?p=44394 jQuery(document).ready(function(){ var options = { sites : new Array("facebook","twitter","gplus","linkedin","stumpleupon"), plugin_url : "http://www.aswetravel.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-social/" }; load_all_in_one_social_banner(options); });

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When you’re planning the trip of a lifetime, you’ll need to think of what travel gear you’re going to need. A good quality travel rucksack is without a doubt going to be at the top of your list, but which one will be best suited to your needs? The following tips will have you ready […]

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When you’re planning the trip of a lifetime, you’ll need to think of what travel gear you’re going to need. A good quality travel rucksack is without a doubt going to be at the top of your list, but which one will be best suited to your needs?

The following tips will have you ready to choose the right type of rucksack for your travels.”

Choosing the Right Travel Rucksack

Travel Rucksack

Travel Rucksack

What is a Travel Rucksack?

Travel rucksacks are tailored to meet the needs of backpackers and travelers, with a range of key features that set them apart from hiking rucksacks.

Side Opening - The first feature to look out for is side access to the rucksack’s main compartment, this is commonly via lockable zips and is similar to the opening you would find on a suitcase.

Removable Daysack - The second feature you will find is a detachable daysack, this is a smaller sized rucksack that is attached to the front of the bag. Daysacks are normally attached to the main bag by zip or clip fastenings and are great for day trips or for using as hand luggage on flights.

Concealed Straps - Finally, you will find that the rucksack’s shoulder straps are concealable by way of a zip panel. This panel helps to protect the rucksack’s back system during flights and other journeys, preventing material snags and other damage.

Which Size Do I Need?

If you’re travelling for a long period of time, you may well think that buying the largest travel rucksack on the market is the way forward. This is not necessarily the best option, as larger rucksacks can put too much strain on your back and tempt you to pack far too much gear.

Travel rucksack sizes range from 40 litres in size to 100 litres, with anything smaller than 40 litres verging on daysack territory and most definitely not suitable for a round the world trip.

When choosing your travel rucksack, consider your height, the activities you plan on doing during your trip, such as trekking, and what gear you intend on packing. These three simple steps will make selecting the right bag a much simpler exercise.

When it comes to packing, lay out everything you want to take then start eliminating the things you could do without. Rolling your clothes is a well-known tactic used by many travelers to optimize the packing space inside their rucksacks. Handy accessories such as compression sacks can also help to minimize the size of your clothes and travel gear.

Travel rucksack

Key Comfort Features

Most travel rucksacks on the market are fitted with adjustable back systems, made up of shoulder straps and a hip belt for added support.

Rucksack back systems are often padded with an air mesh material for breathability, helping to reduce sweating and provide a more comfortable carrying experience.

The back system’s hip belt is designed to bear most of the weight from the rucksack and take the strain away from your shoulders, helping to avoid back injuries and discomfort.

Lowe Alpine introduced the concept of a length-adjusting back system back in 1967.  Since then many outdoor gear manufacturers have come up with their own designs and styles of adjustable back systems.

Ensuring your rucksack is fitted correctly will ensure you don’t injure your back when travelling and make carrying it around much more comfortable!

Women’s Rucksacks

While women are able to opt for standard rucksacks, a female specific option may be a better choice, particularly for the more petite among you.

Women’s rucksacks are designed with a shorter back length, as women have a shorter torso compared to men.

Other features you can expect from a women’s rucksack include additional padding on the hip belt as well as more contoured shaping on the shoulder straps and hip belt.

Some women may not feel the need to opt for a shorter back length, but may want something that looks more appealing, compared to plain black rucksacks. For these travellers, other colours of rucksack are available, the Vango Freedom 60+20 comes in either black or plum and Karrimor offer a range of colours from pink to blue.

Wheeled Rucksacks

If you don’t think your back could take the strain of carrying a rucksack around for the duration of your trip, a wheeled rucksack is a feasible alternative.

Wheeled rucksacks give you the option of carrying the rucksack on your back with shoulder straps or wheeling it along using oversized wheels and an extending towing handle.

However, due to the presence of an aluminium telescopic handle on most models, the back systems on wheeled backpacks tend to be fairly basic and are rarely adjustable.

There are some wheeled rucksacks with adjustable back systems, but they don’t come with a towing handle, which isn’t always very convenient if you’re on the tall side.

Rucksack Accessories & Extras

Giving your rucksack some TLC during your trip is essential to keeping it in good condition. There are many accessories on the travel gear market that help to protect your rucksack and improve its performance.

A Backpack Transit covers is a great way to protect your rucksack during flights and other journeys, this completely covers your bag and stops it getting damaged on airport conveyor belts and carousels.

No rucksack is completely waterproof, so a rain cover is a good investment if you want to keep its contents dry and protected from the elements.

Hydration bladders are a must have if you’ll be trekking during your time away, allowing you to stay hydrated via a handy tube that feeds through the top of your rucksack. Many models of rucksack feature specialised pockets and tube ports for hydration bladders and will be described as ‘Hydration compatible’ if they have this feature.

If you consider the above points, you will hopefully have a much more comfortable and less frustrating time with your travel rucksack, allowing you to enjoy your time away with minimal disruption and discomfort.

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Cenote Recyclable Hydration System by Polar Bottle is the BEST! http://www.aswetravel.com/the-best-cenote-recyclable-hydration-system-by-polar-bottle/ http://www.aswetravel.com/the-best-cenote-recyclable-hydration-system-by-polar-bottle/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:40:38 +0000 http://www.aswetravel.com/?p=48111 jQuery(document).ready(function(){ var options = { sites : new Array("facebook","twitter","gplus","linkedin","stumpleupon"), plugin_url : "http://www.aswetravel.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-social/" }; load_all_in_one_social_banner(options); });

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The company which manufactures Polar Bottle, has announced that it is going to be launching a cost-effective hydration system that features a water reservoir which you can easily recycle. Called the ‘Cenote’ water hydration system, it will cost $13.99 for a reservoir with a two-liter capacity and $14.99 for three liters.  Cenote Hydration System According […]

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The company which manufactures Polar Bottle, has announced that it is going to be launching a cost-effective hydration system that features a water reservoir which you can easily recycle. Called the ‘Cenote’ water hydration system, it will cost $13.99 for a reservoir with a two-liter capacity and $14.99 for three liters. PURCHASE POLAR BOTTLE HERE

Cenote Hydration System

Cenote Hydration

Cenote Hydration

According to Judy Amabile, president of Product Architects which designs and manufactures the Cenote system, there were constant complaints from customers regarding the hygiene of the reservoirs. Since the reservoirs would get dirty after being in use for only a few weeks or so and weren’t that easy to clean, there was no option for them but to throw them out. In light of this, the company decided to produce an eco-friendly alternative, the parts of which could easily be replaced. It wouldn’t cause any damage to the environment and not cost the customers too much.

The Cenote hydration system can be easily recycled and reused. The main idea behind the Cenote system is that its manufacturers wanted consumers to have a hydration product which is cost-effective. Which means you can buy two or three of the bottles and use them in other ways as well, not just for keeping water.

You can use the Cenote for a number of other things including storing your protein shakes for drinking after a workout and even keep your beer in them. Though all of these things will get the reservoir dirty, it is really simple to clean and reuse it.

You can cut off the dirty plastic where the cap is placed and recycle the area using other plastics. Better yet, if you do not have a clue regarding how to recycle, you need not worry because you can send it for recycling. The package is pre-postmarked so that you can easily send it to the people who manufacture the Cenote, and get your pack recycled.

Cenote Hydration System Features:

  • The materials are BPA-Free and Phthalate Free.
  • The bite valve has an on/off feature.
  • The cap is completely removable.
  • Easy to clean. Comes apart completely.
  • Clear plastic gives fresh feeling once its recycled
  • Fits standard backpacks.
  • Available in 2 or 3-Liter.
  • Made and assembled in the USA.
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Judy Amabile also said that the company had put in considerable time and effort to promote their new product. They want their product to benefit customers not just in the US but internationally as well. This is why it has been part of an exhaustive internet marketing campaign, making extensive use of social media. The idea and name for Cenoté is inspired by after natural water systems formed by limestone.

Cenote Hydration System

Cenote Hydration System

The Cenote hydration and water reservoir system is made in Boulder Colorado. The main components, including the hose and the bite valve, are imported and the entire product is assembled and dispatched from Boulder.

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Review for Leather Snugg Stylish New iPad 3 Case & Stand http://www.aswetravel.com/review-leather-snugg-stylish-new-ipad-3-case-stand/ http://www.aswetravel.com/review-leather-snugg-stylish-new-ipad-3-case-stand/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:22:11 +0000 http://www.aswetravel.com/?p=47463 jQuery(document).ready(function(){ var options = { sites : new Array("facebook","twitter","gplus","linkedin","stumpleupon"), plugin_url : "http://www.aswetravel.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-social/" }; load_all_in_one_social_banner(options); });

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The new stylish leather  for you if you’re looking for an accessorisable option. Plus, the case offers incredible protection for your iPad 3 against scratches and drop bumps that cause you mini heart attacks. With this robust beauty you need not worry about that anymore. Comparison and Unique Features of the Snugg iPad3 Apart from […]

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The new stylish leather Snugg iPad 3 flip stand and case can be a really cool product  for you if you’re looking for an accessorisable option. Plus, the case offers incredible protection for your iPad 3 against scratches and drop bumps that cause you mini heart attacks. With this robust beauty you need not worry about that anymore.

Snugg iPad3

Snugg iPad3

Comparison and Unique Features of the Snugg iPad3

Apart from the availability of other brands like MoKo Slim-Fit Folio Stand Case for Apple New iPad 4 & 3 (3rd and 4th Generation with Retina Display) / IPad 2, Black and the Tech Armor Apple iPad, you are way better off buying the new amazing leather Snugg case available in different colors.

The most awesome feature of the leather Snugg case is its folio-style attribute that offers an improved and trendy way to keep your iPad 3 out of harm’s way. Moreover, the product comes with the added benefits of a stand, a hand strap and a stylus holder. Amazing isn’t it?

Fantastic Fit, Perfect Protection

The case is tailored to fit your iPad 3 perfectly and smoothly so you don’t have any problem placing it in while you are in a hurry. Plus you can even secure it firmly using the Velcro strap provided. After you place your smart device, this goes without saying that you’ll be using the touch screen, well duh! So be sure to pull the loop out hanging above the stylus so you can also use the front camera cut-out.

The loop is designed protect the pen from dropping off when you’re mobile with your device. When the front case is closed, you will notice that your entire iPad will be safely covered. You don’t have to fret over accidentally spilling your food or drink on the iPad while having a snack. With the device being fully covered you will still have access to your iPad’s buttons and ports. Just in case you want to lie back and listen to music while sipping your favorite tea, very genius indeed.

A Magnetic Case…

Get ready for the cooler part of the Snugg’s brilliant casing, once you uncover your case you will see that your iPad will wake up. This is due to the built-in magnetic sleep and wake functionalities of the Snugg, awesome, pure and simple.

The magnets are built to be strong, allowing ease of opening; you don’t have to worry about the case opening itself. The Snugg’s interior consists of a soft material known as nubuck fiber which acts a shield against scratches. Moreover, there is also a hand strap designed with elasticity so that you can easily hold the iPad when using it.

With this being said, it is still difficult to keep the front folded back with firmness, which is the only potential downfall of this product, as with many others.

Verdict

At the end of the day, the Snugg’s stand is really sturdy, not the ones which just flop down as soon as you put the device upright. No sir, you’ll see that when using FaceTime or typing on your iPad and it is guaranteed that you will appreciate its capabilities.

Overall, the Snugg is a very impressive case. It doesn’t add to the iPad’s bulk nor is it too heavy; it’s perfect. The product is built to last and is very professionally designed with excellent build quality.

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Travee Traveling abroad is a dream come true. The opportunity to experience far off lands and fascinating cultures is so rewarding. While the journey itself is a dream, communicating with the folks back home is a lot like a nightmare. If you’ve taken your cell phone overseas before, then you know what I’m talking about…Enter […]

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Traveling abroad is a dream come true. The opportunity to experience far off lands and fascinating cultures is so rewarding. While the journey itself is a dream, communicating with the folks back home is a lot like a nightmare. If you’ve taken your cell phone overseas before, then you know what I’m talking about…Enter Travee Voice and Messaging App

The roaming charges on international calls are steep. I’m not talking just slightly inflated, I’m talking surrender-your-firstborn expensive. Make and receive a few phone calls, send some texts and update your social media empire, and you’ve just set back your plan to buy that first house by a decade.

So what’s the solution? Don’t even think about picking up a cheap throwaway phone at your destination. Get Travee instead. This amazing free app is a lifesaver. Download it before you leave home, and you’ll avoid paying oodles of expensive charges. That’s because Travee gives you unlimited incoming calls for free, and your first 20 minutes of outgoing calls are free too.

Travee eliminates a multitude of communication hassles. You get to keep your current phone number while you use the app. That means not having to broadcast a new number to all of your contacts. Secondly, you won’t pay through the nose every time you get a call. Thirdly, you won’t be juggling two phone when you’re traveling light. Lastly, your travel budget will remain on track thanks to Travee’s cheaper rates for outgoing calls.

Travee App

Even if you think you’re technologically challenged, Travee is the best app for you. It’s super easy and free to download. When you’re ready to start using it, you tap a box in the app to activate it. From this screen, it’s easy to review your voicemail options, add money to your account or invite friends to join you on Travee. When you land at your destination, pick up a cheap SIM card at the airport. Because your original phone number is already registered with Travee, changing to a local SIM card won’t interfere with your calls and you’ll enjoy much better service.

Call quality with Travee is excellent, and everyone who calls you can leave you a voicemail if you aren’t available to answer or don’t get reception in your current location. People who call you probably won’t even be able to tell that you’re out of the country. That’s the kind of overseas communication that anyone can get behind.

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Roller Bag vs Backpack – Which Is Better? Review Before Switching http://www.aswetravel.com/roller-bag-vs-backpack-which-is-better/ http://www.aswetravel.com/roller-bag-vs-backpack-which-is-better/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:00:02 +0000 http://www.aswetravel.com/?p=38402 jQuery(document).ready(function(){ var options = { sites : new Array("facebook","twitter","gplus","linkedin","stumpleupon"), plugin_url : "http://www.aswetravel.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-social/" }; load_all_in_one_social_banner(options); });

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Roller Bag vs Backpack: Before switching from backpacks to roller bags just over a year ago, we never expected the impact this seemingly small change would have on our travels. Practically every year since 2008 we’ve bought new backpacks, constantly downsizing, going from 95L to 45L and finally carry-on sized roller bags, and each change has […]

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Roller Bag vs Backpack: Before switching from backpacks to roller bags just over a year ago, we never expected the impact this seemingly small change would have on our travels.

Practically every year since 2008 we’ve bought new backpacks, constantly downsizing, going from 95L to 45L and finally carry-on sized roller bags, and each change has brought a new experience with it.

There are positives and negatives about each of them, and we thought we would sum up some interesting experiences we’ve learned through the years…

Roller Bag vs Backpack

The “Better Backpacker”

two huge backpacks, a 7kg tent bag, sleeping bags and daypacks… need we say more? (2008)

For some reason, a lot of “backpackers” seem to think that the only “real” travelers are those actually wearing a bulky, heavy backpack.

If you’re not carrying around a backpack but a roller bag instead, people immediately assume that you’re not a long-term traveler.

I don’t think many people who have seen us rolling our small roller bags down the street would think that we had been traveling for years.

A lot of backpackers simply have that look that says “I’m so cool, because I’m backpacking off the beaten path with my backpack”, smirking at us with our little “weekend bags”.

I would never have thought that the type of bag you used mattered to anyone but yourself, but for some people it really does. For us, we like the backpacks from Wenger suitcase. They are well made, sturdy, comfortable and conveniently designed. You can see a full selection of Wenger Suitcases HERE

Standing Out & Fitting In

Likewise, another consideration for the Roller Bag vs Backpack is you get judged in a different way from hotels and staff depending on your luggage.

While we most often like to find affordable and budget friendly hotels where anyone “fits in”, we used to get very surprised looks when arriving at a fancy hotel with backpacks.

Personally I love to mess with peoples’ assumptions so I quite enjoyed the confused looks, but when we traveled with roller-bags nobody in the staff at fancier hotels would raise an eyebrow.

Roller bags look more professional and usually blend in and fit easier anywhere, while backpacks often take up a lot of space when you squeeze into trams, trains and buses.

Physical Struggles … Roller Bag vs Backpack

1 month after the first photo in 2008

Backpacks:

- We were tired of always being soaked in sweat after carrying our backpacks for an hour, and after some time my shoulders and back started to hurt and I ended up with a very bad posture.

I was sure that a few months longer with that and I would look like Quasimodo’s sister..!

+ On the plus side you have both hands free and can walk up stairs easier, and you can get away with over-packing easier as they tend to give more space to expand.

Roller Bags:

- Trying to drag a roller bag through a layer of snow or on extremely big cobble stones is just a ridiculously hard task, and after a few weeks of hardcore traveling I actually had started to get calluses on my hands..!

+ With the roller bag, I don’t get a sweaty back and don’t have to actually carry the weight even when standing still.

Convenience

The main reason we decided to switch to roller bags was because we wanted to be sure that our bags could be brought as carry-on with flights like Ryanair. We choose Delsey luggage for their spacious light weight design and bang-for-the-buck quality design. You can see a full selection of Delsey Luggage HERE

When traveling with our backpacks as carry-on, we were always worrying about whether the bag would be too big for their sizing, while the roller bag will never expand in size and therefore guarantee that it fits.

This has made traveling by plane more convenient, although it sometimes sucks having to throw stuff out every time you buy something new.

Backpacks are great for hiking and trekking, but since we’re not hikers we found that most places we traveled to had at least a dirt road to the hotel where we could unload our stuff.

Which do you prefer – roller bag vs backpack?

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Best Insulated Water Bottle: Guide to the Best Bottles http://www.aswetravel.com/best-insulated-water-bottle-guide-best-bottles/ http://www.aswetravel.com/best-insulated-water-bottle-guide-best-bottles/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 01:10:36 +0000 http://www.aswetravel.com/?p=46466 jQuery(document).ready(function(){ var options = { sites : new Array("facebook","twitter","gplus","linkedin","stumpleupon"), plugin_url : "http://www.aswetravel.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-social/" }; load_all_in_one_social_banner(options); });

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Best Insulated Water Bottle: Guide to the Best Bottles Environmentally conscious consumers are moving increasingly away from disposable bottles of water. In their place, most people are choosing water bottles that can be reused for many years. While there is a vast selection of reusable water bottles on the market, choosing the best insulated water […]

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Environmentally conscious consumers are moving increasingly away from disposable bottles of water. In their place, most people are choosing water bottles that can be reused for many years. While there is a vast selection of reusable water bottles on the market, choosing the best insulated water bottle is a wonderful option for many reasons.

Perhaps the best reason to choose an insulated bottle is its ability to keep beverages at the desired temperature. Additionally, unlike uninsulated bottles, an insulated model doesn’t have an exterior condensation problem so you don’t have to worry about leaving puddles on your desk or table or dribbling water onto your shirt. Many companies make these bottles, which makes finding the best insulated water bottle a bit tricky. Use this handy guide to discover which of these products is the best insulated water bottle for you.

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Many consumers agree that the best insulated water bottle on the market today is made by Hydro Flask. This bottle’s double wall construction and its vacuum insulation make it fantastically functional. Most users attest that it is capable of keeping beverages cold for up to 24 hours. It can also keep hot beverages warm for about 12 hours. Hydro Flask’s bottles are constructed of premium grade stainless steel. This means no BPA and safe usage for many years. This product is also attractive. It’s available in a deep assortment of colors that are applied via a durable powder coating process. Perhaps best of all, each Hydro Flask bottle comes with a lifetime warranty, so you never have to worry about being without your favorite water bottle. In general, two versions are offered. One features a narrow mouth while the other is wide. If you like to use ice, go with the wide mouth version because it’s so much easier to add full size ice cubes to.

CamelBak is a brand name that is widely associated with superior hydration products, and they also offer some of the best insulated water bottle choices on the market today. One of their standouts is the insulated Eddy bottle. CamelBak pioneered the making of stainless steel insulated bottles, so this one definitely does not disappoint. In addition to stainless models, the Eddy also comes in BPA free plastic in a variety of colors. It benefits from the inclusion of the innovative bite valve mechanism, a nice feature that ensures that you can’t accidentally dispense water. Nonetheless, the bite valve allows for excellent water flow. A loop handle enables you to connect the bottle via carabiner to almost anything. Perhaps the biggest downside to this bottle is the difficulty in cleaning the lid. Invest in a tiny cleaning brush to avoid mildew problems.

For functionality and indestructibility, many consumers choose a Thermos product as the best insulated water bottle. These insulated Thermos bottles are capable of keeping water cold for more than 24 hours, and the mouth is large enough to easily accommodate ice cubes. Many users like the fact that this bottle does not have a straw. Instead, many of these bottles feature useful push button operation that opens the top to reveal a convenient spout. Most Thermos bottles are made of high grade stainless steel and feature a rubberized base. This makes it easy for the bottle to survive numerous falls and mishaps. It also means excellent stability so your water won’t go tumbling around the cab of your truck. These bottles particularly appeal to outdoor enthusiasts who are looking for a bottle to accompany them on even their roughest adventures.

Eco Vessel makes several insulated models, many of which can easily be added to any best insulated water bottle list. The Summit is a stainless steel variety that features a convenient flip straw. These bottles are triple insulated and can keep drinks cold for a maximum of 36 hours. Lightweight and durable, it’s possible to take this bottle anywhere thanks to its integrated handle. The Summit is available in either 17 or 25 ounce sizes and comes in a variety of bright colors. Eco Vessel also makes the Boulder Triple-Insulated model that features a screw cap that is available in sizes up to 45 ounces.

Klean Kanteen is a noted leader in the hydration field, and they also make products that belong on the best insulated water bottle list. Their Wide Mouth Insulated Water Bottle with Loop Cap is a particularly popular design. It’s available in 12, 16 and 20 ounce sizes, and you can choose from several stylish colors, including classic stainless steel. The double wall construction on this model promises to keep liquids cold for a maximum of 24 hours, but hot contents will only stay warm for about six hours. Klean Kanteen prides itself on using high quality stainless steel while guaranteeing that there is no BPA, lead or phthalates in their products. This lightweight, compact design is ideal for users who are on the go. Customers love these sweat free bottles, and the loop on the lid makes it easy to attach the bottle to a backpack or belt.

Another reliable choice on the best insulated water bottle list comes from Polar Bottle. Their insulated 22 ounce Polar Bottle receives particularly good reviews for the attractiveness of its design. These bottles are safe to put in the dishwasher or freezer while a wide mouth makes using ice cubes a breeze. Polar Bottle’s proprietary Half Twist cap handily prevents leakage. Double wall construction helps keep drinks cold, and many customers love the fact that this company’s products are made in the USA. Polar Bottle also has a new Recyclable water reservoir called the Cenote Hydration System.

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Ultimately, the best insulated water bottle is the one that works for you. If you are an avid outdoor adventurer, you may feel that the Thermos company offers the best insulated water bottle. On the other hand, runners and cyclists may gravitate toward the CamelBak products. Regardless, any of the insulated bottles presented here are capable of providing great performance and durability at reasonable prices.

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Travel Water Bottles An increasing number of people are choosing to drink water over soda and other beverages. The reasons are many. Water doesn’t have the high sugar content and laboratory manufactured ingredients that are commonly found in other drinks. Drinking water is choosing hydration that’s good for you, but choosing water that comes in […]

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An increasing number of people are choosing to drink water over soda and other beverages. The reasons are many. Water doesn’t have the high sugar content and laboratory manufactured ingredients that are commonly found in other drinks. Drinking water is choosing hydration that’s good for you, but choosing water that comes in disposable bottles is not good for the environment. Obtaining a good travel water bottle is not only great for you but good for the environment.

Instead, the environmentally savvy consumer is turning to reusable travel water bottles. These durable, attractive alternatives are more eco-friendly, and they’re easy to fill up at sinks and water fountains. If you are constantly on the go, owning a reusable water bottle is the best method for staying hydrated while protecting the environment.

The statistics associated with the use of disposable water bottles are disturbing. Billions of these plastic bottles are manufactured annually. Petroleum is a major ingredient in each and every bottle. The manufacturing process emits high levels of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and the environmental cost of transporting the finished product to the stores is enormous in terms of gas usage.

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These harmful environmental impacts are heightened by the cost of buying bottled water. If you were to drink your recommended eight glasses of water every day, and obtained that water through the tap in your kitchen, you’d spend about $.50 each year on the habit. Switch to bottled water for those eight glasses a day, and you could spend between $1,200 and $1,500 per year.

Clearly, reusable travel water bottles are the better alternative. Aside from the initial expense, few costs are involved with these handy bottles. You can fill them up with tap water at home, and refill them anywhere when you’re out and about. The water you’re drinking is typically just as safe and fresh as that found in disposable bottles, so there’s no need to fear drinking up.

Here are some of my favorites:

Lifefactory 22-Ounce Beverage Bottle

Lifefactory Glass Beverage Bottle

Lifefactory Glass Water Bottle with Flip Cap & Silicone Sleeve

Takeya Classic Glass Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve

Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Camelbak Eddy Glass

Eco Vessel Summit Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Flip Straw

and these are not necessarily travel related but I love having a stash of these:

6-pack of Aquasana 18 Oz. Glass Bottles

Reusable bottles are also becoming a popular fashion accessory. They are available in countless styles, and the colors and patterns used to decorate them are as unique as you are. Choose a bottle that is BPA and lead free to ensure your lasting health, and make it a point of always carrying it when you leave the house. On road trips, at work and in the gym, these travel water bottles definitely have the advantage over disposable bottles. Choose a reusable water bottle today for the sake of the environment and your wallet.

Here is the The Best Water Bottles for Kids (Ultimate) Guide

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Are We There Yet? Traveling With Kids Without Electronics! http://www.aswetravel.com/yet-traveling-kids-without-electronics/ http://www.aswetravel.com/yet-traveling-kids-without-electronics/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:56:12 +0000 http://www.aswetravel.com/?p=45293 jQuery(document).ready(function(){ var options = { sites : new Array("facebook","twitter","gplus","linkedin","stumpleupon"), plugin_url : "http://www.aswetravel.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-social/" }; load_all_in_one_social_banner(options); });

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Most travel lovers started traveling early with the family, from road trips to visiting new and different countries. Back in the old days, we had no iPads or fancy electronics other than a Walkman and a couple of old tapes. Entertainment came in the form of cards, Boggle, Battleship and tic-tac-toe.   Kids now-a-days, it’s […]

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Most travel lovers started traveling early with the family, from road trips to visiting new and different countries. Back in the old days, we had no iPads or fancy electronics other than a Walkman and a couple of old tapes. Entertainment came in the form of cards, Boggle, Battleship and tic-tac-toe.

 

Kids now-a-days, it’s so easy to sit them on a plane with a fully charged iPad or a compact DVD with tons of movies, but that really takes away the whole idea of quality family travel, right?

Here’s some travel ideas and tips that can help you keep the kids away from electronics, yet still have a fun trip:

Ask kids to help

Involving the kids in the planning process will give them a clear idea of what they’re in for. Make them a part of your planning, show them maps, explain plane seating charts, and share photos of the places you can visit.

Get their feedback on destinations, hotels, distances, landmarks, what museums to visit, activities, etc. This will help them understand the entire trip in a more comprehensive way. It’s also a great opportunity to show them that it’s about the journey and not the destination!

Comfort is key

When traveling with kids, make sure they have everything they need at hand, from pillows to blankets to special items or anything that will keep them from bugging you constantly. Regular breaks are a big part of this too. Don’t force the kids to stay put for 3 or 4 hours – walk around with them so that they can stretch their legs.

Water and food are extremely important (lay off the candy!), nothing worse than a hyper or bored hungry kid right?

Give them tools to stay busy

There’s so much they can do to stay entertained. For example, give them a map and let them highlight the trip as you’re going along. Provide a personal backpack – if you have more than one kido, this will avoid fights over possessions.

 

Fill their backpacks with paper, pens, reading material, crossword puzzles, coloring books, games and educational toys.

This is also a great opportunity to get the older kids writing! Inspire them to write a travel journal and buy them a little, cheap digital camera so they can take pics along the way of landmarks or any other spots they might find interesting.

You can also have them send post cards along the way or write short letters to the family and friends. This will get the kids creativity going and they’ll have a great time recording memories.

I spy with my little eye…

What would family trip be without traditional games? “I Spy” is always a favorite!

Other fun games you can play are “Trivia”, the ever popular “Rock, paper, scissors” as well as “Spelling Bee” and “Who am I?/20 questions”. Big reminder, never forget to set out the rules before you start playing, this will avoid fights or arguments along the way!

Taking the kids with you will give you a unique opportunity to connect with them, so take advantage of it! Be the example and disconnect yourself from electronics. Travel is an incredible learning experience for children – make sure both you and them make the most of it!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 
Ann Brampton is a British born outdoor travel nut and social media freelance consultant. Currently living in Costa Rica and daydreaming daily of her next destination. A geek at heart, frustrated artist, spontaneous soul who believes life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful! You can read her rambles at AnnBrampton.com or follow her tweets at @annbrampton.

 

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