Last time around (Click here to start at Part 1) we checked out Chilly Jilly, Scrubba Wash Bag, Rescue Bands. Following are a few more of my new travel necessities finds that make my sojourns that much easier and enjoyable.
It’s in the Bag
How many times have you purchased a nice bottle of wine, brown liquor, a tasty condiment, or some other fragile item on a trip, and prayed that it wouldn’t leak or break in the sock, t-shirt, or towel you wrapped it in? Me too! But now we can stop praying and just enjoy our special beverages and souvenirs with Vinnibag.
Engineered specifically to withstand air travel and high altitudes, and designed with materials that allow for significant changes in air pressure and temperatures, the reusable Vinnibag is perfect for getting any fragile valuables safely from Point A to Point B. Although originally designed to protect 750 ml bottles, you can use Vinnibag for anything that you wish to avoid damaging, including perfume bottles, collectibles, electronics, and liquid toiletries, just to name a few.
Perhaps the best part is how easy it is to use. Simply place your items in the bag, inflate it with a few breaths of air, snap the bag closed, pack it in your travel bag, and then deflate it when you get home. It’s that simple!
Vinnibags can be stored flat, rolled or folded, and can be used in checked or carryon luggage, a backpack, the trunk of the care, on a boat or other recreational vehicle, in a picnic basket…you name it.
Vinnibag, 800.915.8599, www.vinnibag.com
GPS for your Luggage
If you’ve ever found something you wish you could return to its owner, or lost something without any identifying contact information, you’d probably appreciate FinderCodes Smart Tags.
Available in key-ring, adhesive, cord-sleeve, and iron-on formats, FinderCode Smart Tags are durable identification tags that use QR—Quick Response—codes similar to UPC barcodes that are more powerful and versatile to link an item with its owner. By scanning the Smart Tag code, or entering it online, a finder of a lost item can instantly and anonymously contact the item’s owner to coordinate the item’s return.
The tags attach to almost anything: suitcases, electronics, clothing, pets, sports equipment, and even your child’s school or sports stuff. Then all you have to do is create an online account, register each code, and choose how someone who finds your things can anonymously contact you. You can even enter an optional reward.
Unlike traditional identification tags, FinderCode Smart Tags allow you to keep your name, phone number, and address confidential, protect owner's and finder's identities by providing anonymous text and email messaging, are GPS-enabled to show an item's location when the tag is scanned to help coordinate its return, enable you to personalize a message to the finder and include detailed information about your lost pet or item, and provide a quick and easy Re-Turnit shipping option via FedEx Office.
The QR codes can be easily read by a Smartphone using the FinderCodes app, or via their website. FinderCode kits are also available at participating Office Depot stores.
FinderCode Smart Tags, www.FinderCodes.com