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Fun, Functional, Healthy and Stylish Gear for the Traveler on the Go (Part 2)

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A girl (or guy) has gotta have their stuff so here are a few more fun, functional, healthy and stylish gear items for the traveler on the go (To start at Part 1 click here).

Baby’s Got Airbac!

When I fly, I typically take my airline carry-on suitcase and only one large bag for everything else—purse, paperwork, cell phone, camera, make-up bag, jewelry, one change of clothes, water and snacks. And, it all needs to fit under the seat in front of me! So you can imagine that with all that stuff it doesn’t take long for the weight to pile on. Then I discovered AirBac.

Reportedly the only backpack with a patented air support system, Airbac is a true therapeutic back solution designed to alleviate pressure and strain off of your back. The kicker is that it automatically adjusts to your body’s shape, every time, to fit what you have inside. In addition to outstanding air-cushioned protection and built-in shock absorbers, it promotes better posture and spinal alignment which enables your body to relax in an upright position, instead of bent over because of the weight inside the backpack.

Even if you’re not traveling with it, but need to haul around a lot of technology, school books, or other items, it’s a great asset and well worth the money (MSRP is $89.99) to help save you back problems down the road.

You Look Fabulous!

Yes, I do, with my new stylish travel gear from Fab. Fab produces a wide array of stylish, functional and fun products from furniture to home accessories, vintage items, art, jewelry, clothing and more. Billing itself as “The World’s Design Store,” and looking at its hip colorful catalog, you get the sense that the company doesn’t just make stuff, but they really have a great time doing it.

I now have six items from their Fab Fly Luggage Collection and each one offers a uniquely helpful and beautiful accessory with a modern retro look to help me keep it all together on the road.

My Assignment Bag is super slick looking and a far cry from resembling a briefcase with its bright red (it also comes in black and navy), soft pillowy, super resilient nylon twill fabric and contrasting nylon strap, with lots of hidden pockets and zippers. The Relax Sleep Set comes with a baby soft eye mask and comfy neck pillow in a little drawstring bag, the Globe Trotter set is a beautiful nylon passport wallet and accompanying luggage tag, and the Spruce Pouch is what I call an upscale toiletry bag with lots of pouches and a handy little hook for easy access anywhere like the tiny airplane restroom, or in a public or hotel bathroom.

The Voyage Upright Suitcase is fly! It has a very lightweight design coupled with a sturdy polycarbonate exterior and 360º spinners, and both it and the smaller, carry-on Trek version have great interior compartments and contrasting nylon straps that will distinguish it from all the others and make me look I am a woman on the move! And best of all, all of the travel pieces are under $200.


(To start at Part 1 click here).