Welcome to Travel with a Challenge’s new Travel Resources & Product Reviews collection. Here you will find detailed information about books, DVDs, clothing and a range of other travel products that fit well with the vacation interests of our active, curious senior travel readers pursuing nature-based and educational travel, cultural/historical and volunteer vacations worldwide.
Scroll down this Table of Contents page to see what’s on the menu, then click on the image beside each one to explore longer spotlights on a wealth of resources that will enrich your vacation planning in ways you never dreamed possible. New reviews will be added as they are screened for suitability to our proactive travel readership, so check back often!
Being able to sleep away an airplane flight, especially in economy class, is an elusive dream for many travelers. Here is a new travel pillow with five options to suit your sleep style and increase the odds that you will arrive well rested at your destination. When you have a long car journey, the FaceCradle can also be a lifesaver. Try it out!
For most people who travel in air economy class, sharing an armrest with a neighbor is tough. Learn about a new armrest extender that is a win/win for both elbows looking for a more comfortable ride. Soarigami is slim and lightweight to slip into your daypack or purse too. Hint: this works equally well with train or bus transport where sharing an armrest occurs.
Whether the colder winter season is part of your daily life or you are seeking out colder destinations on your travels any time of year, you will want to know about the Heat Holders product line which includes socks, hats, gloves, leggings and more. Quite literally, they’ve got you covered from head to toe!
Here is a creative, customized gift for traveling grandparents to engage 3- to 12-year-old children in learning about the world, one country at a time! Using the letters of your selected child’s name, My Very Own World Adventure features countries representing each letter with charming illustrations that highlight different cultures in a colorful, thoughtful way.
Nothing could be more timely for air travelers than owning Digital Luggage Scales, taking the guesswork out of check-in procedures and checking bags. Measuring up to 50 kg (110 lbs) per suitcase, this gadget is accurate, lightweight, and money-saving at a time when airlines are ever-more vigilant about charging for overweight luggage.
For 20 years, Briggs & Riley Travelware has been making innovative, durable luggage products for discerning travelers. With the recent launch of BRX, a high-performance luggage collection for adventure travelers, they are the only high end luggage maker to be featured in the outdoor market.
Read our review to see why. Lonely Planet Discover Series demonstrates new directions for this high profile guidebook publisher, developed after extensive third-party research for travelers who want a shorter, highlights-based travel guide for their holiday. Twelve destination titles are launching in 2010.
Check them out. Earthbound: A Rough Guide to the World in Pictures captures the essence of travel: why we do it, what we get out of it, and the sheer richness and pleasure of the world at large. It is a classic coffee table book, full of photographer anecdotes to make you smile and shake your head.
Off the Tourist Trail: 1,000 Unexpected Travel Alternatives is an elegant large-format travel book distilling the most captivating places to visit on every continent, from ancient and historical sites, festivals and architectural marvels to natural wonders, art, beaches and vibrant cities.
The Red Hat Society Travel Guide encourages women over 50 exploring the author’s choice of top US destinations “with confidence, class and style!” First-person accounts of Red Hat experiences add an element of fun and personal experience.
Two books about exploring the Canadian Rocky Mountains — one a nuts-and-bolts hiking trail guide and one a gorgeous and affordable photographic coffee table book — will encourage readers to visit this UNESCO World Heritage designated region.
Europe by Mouse is a creative new travel website unveiled by Adelle and Ron Milavsky who have spent 50+ years independently traveling Europe. Their website visits 123 of their favorite European destinations in text and photos.