Travel destinations are some of the most common entries into any person’s bucket list. Whether it’s something as daring as an African safari or climbing Mt. Everest, or a simple camping trip. Regardless of what continent you end up in, or activities you find yourself engaged in, travel setbacks are quite universal and recurring. For some, like homesickness, a remedy may prove difficult to innovate, but technology has found a way around most of the frustrating factors surrounding every trip.
Scrubba Wash Bag.
This is a nifty little bag designed for doing laundry on the go. If you’re going on a trip and plan on staying at say a hotel or a luxury villa, but aren’t willing to take your dirty clothes to the cleaners, this will come in very handy. This will, however, be particularly useful where one is constrained by circumstances. Take a camping trip for instance, where you have to pack enough clothes for the entire trip, but at the same time, as little as possible to accommodate the camping gear. The simple solution is the scrubba wash bag which allows you to economically and conveniently do your laundry.
How it Works
Put the dirty laundry in the scrubba bag.Add some water up to the indicated water mark.Add some detergent.Roll the top a few times then clip the bag.Deflate the bag;Vigorously apply friction for about 3 minutes.Rinse.
Emptying out the bag will reveal its effectiveness as the water won’t be as clear and clean, an indication that the bag actually works.
Steamfast SF-750 Steam Iron.
Whether you’re on a leisure or a business trip, nobody wants to be seen in creased up clothes. Unfortunately, regardless of how organized you are, this is the inevitable outcome of having clothes folded up in a suitcase for hours on end. The steamfast SF-750, a travel sized steam iron, works just as efficiently as any other iron, but is a fraction of the size at only a few inches long. It takes up just as much space as the average camera, its portability allowing you to comfortably carry it on your trip.
How It Works
Fill the compartment with water.Connect to a power outlet.Iron.
Its highly advisable that clean and distilled water be used, to avoid particle deposits on the inside of the steam iron.
Vago Travel Compressor.
Packing for a trip isn’t the most fun filled of activities. In fact, most people hate it as they fear, and they almost always do, that they’ll leave something important behind. While packing, clothes actually take up more than 50% of the total space in a suitcase, this being accredited to poor organization skills. Vago came up with a solution, a travel compressor bag.
How It Works;
Put clothes in the vago bag.Plug in the bag.Push the button on the bag.Put compressed bag into suitcase.
This ends up freeing a lot of much needed space. The bags are also airtight, meaning at the end of your trip none of your dirty clothes will actually dissipate that funky smell to the rest of the packed items.
If you are adventurous and have a liking to the great outdoors, then this is the product for you. The company itself specializes in outdoor equipment, and this very innovative stainless steel flask conveniently holds all the necessities one would need for the standard camping trip. Just to mention a few, there’s a compass, bottle opener, 2 glasses and an LED flashlight. All of these are designed to take as little space as possible, allowing you to fill the flask with whatever drink suits your fancy.
Thermacell Rechargeable Heated Insoles.
Any outdoor enthusiast, with a liking to camping or mountain climbing would agree that one the major setbacks associated with said activities is the weather. Take a camping trip, complete with morning hikes. The cold is quite literally numbing, to the point where you can’t feel certain parts of your body. Thermacell’s heated insoles are the solution.
How They Work;
Fully charge each.Flip on the switch.Insert into shoes.Regulate temperature using remote.
They keep your feet warm, with the option of regulating the temperature using a wireless remote. Furthermore, they couldn’t possibly make insoles for all sizes, hence the insoles come with a trimming option, but to a limited degree of course. Each insole has an independent charging port and an off switch, in the event you don’t need both of them functioning.
Say you’re in a foreign country, or a simple camping trip, and find yourself lost in a place with very poor or no cell service whatsoever. The obvious thing to do is call for help, but that you’ve been stripped of that option. The goTenna unit was designed to tackle such disasters. Sold in pairs, these little devices, once connected to both phones via the goTenna app, enable both individuals to send texts, get gps coordinates, among other things, absent any cell service or internet connection.
How It Works
Download the goTenna app on both devices.Pair the devices on both phones via Bluetooth.
These devices are particularly useful in times of emergency, say for instance when a person wanders off into the night during a camping trip. Though limited, their range stretches quite far.
Everyone would love the opportunity to travel the world and although the major setback is the financial commitment, others do exist, but these, technology has endeavoured to curb. Some still persist, but with constant breakthroughs and innovations, they too will soon be a thing of the past.