Think of traveling and the first thing that comes to our mind is luggage and packing. Given below are few travel accessories which will make your life easier and organized.
Four USB roll-up travel charger by Restoration Hardware
It is a portable charger which has four charging outlets on a single bar that rolls up into a slip-proof polyurethane mat. It is priced at around $49.
Self Sealing Dry Bag by Travelon
It is a dry bag made of PVC material. It has a capacity of eight liters. It is self sealing and waterproof. It is perfect for water sports, outdoor activities, and camping.
Grid It Accessory Organizer
This accessory organizer easily fits into most luggage bags and cases. It comprises a rubberized woven elastic object retention system to facilitate gadget organization. It is ideal for organizing personal items like smartphones and other digital devices. It has been devised to keep objects settled in one place and is priced at around $23.
Flight 001 Shoe bags
These are shoe bags meant for keeping soiled shoes separate from clothes. Its treated fabric helps in preventing stains and foot odor from spreading throughout the suitcase.
Magic Mosaic Travel Pillow with Eyemask
These travel pillows are made from soft plush and polyester filling, designed to make your travel experience comfortable. It also comes with an eye mask to ensure disturbance-free sleep during the journey.
Magellan’s In Transit Convertible Pants
Magellan’s In Transit Convertible Pants are made of comfortable fabric and fit, made for women on the move. These convertible pants feature roll-up tabbed cuffs to convert to Capri length, elasticized waist, side seam zip pockets, and back pockets. It is available in five sizes.
Magellan’s Luxe Inflatable Seat Cushion
Luxe Inflatable Seat Cushion inflates with just a few breaths to your perfect comfort level. It relieves the pressure on your spine during long flights and automobile trips. It creates a gentle cushion of air which you can adjust to your ideal level of softness and support. To ease the process of cleaning the cushion, the cover made of mesh as well as microsuede can be simply taken off. The pillow packs into a compact carrying pouch, which can easily fit into your traveling bag.
Memory Foam Comfort Kollar
Memory Foam Comfort Kollar is the right choice for comfort while sleeping upright while traveling. It is made of extremely soft viscose and memory foam core. It has a contoured shoulder area, tapered back and beveled jawline. It supports the head and neck in 360-degree comfort so that you awaken rested and refreshed.
Magellan’s Jersey Travel Blanket
This travel blanket is made of soft breathable poly/ cotton blend fabric. It provides extra warmth in chilly airplane cabins, air-conditioned taxi cabs, and restaurants. Its compact pouch makes it easy to pack and store when not in use, thus making it travel-friendly.
Occles Ultimate Eyeshades
These durable and lightweight eye shades block out 100 percent of the light, minimizing external distractions and allowing you to get sound sleep. It comes with a bridgeless design with soft rubber eye pads for comfort. Its flexible contoured band can drape around your neck when not in use. It is made of nylon/ ABS plastic. These eyeshades come with an adjustable fit. Occles Utlimate Eyeshades are priced at around $20.
Forenkla Carry On Bag on Wheels and Backpack
Forenkla bags are packed with smart functions to simplify commuting and shorter travel, designed for people on the go. It contains one small backpack that can be easily attached to the outside of the carry on bag. The smaller backpack has features like a laptop compartment and an extra outer pocket to keep things like passport, tickets etc handy. The bag is made of polyester fabric. The zipper is made of brass and the handle is made of polypropylene and aluminum. It is great value for money at around $49.
3 easy-to-make flavored iced coffee recipes for a cool summerRead more
As soon as summer and spring descend, it’s time to whip up the seasonal beverages that will keep you cool. Iced tea and flavored iced coffee are two of the most popular beverages during this time; they give you your caffeine fix as well as a respite from the heat outside.
It’s true that your local barista or the popular coffee chain in the neighborhood will have some of the fanciest-looking flavored iced coffees in their menu, but when you break down the basics, most of these can be easily made at home. Whether you want a light vanilla-flavored iced coffee or something more dessert-like with a nice topping, you can try your hand at these delectable flavored iced coffee recipes at home:
- Vanilla-flavored iced coffee: This is one of the simplest flavored iced coffee recipes. For this, you will need a cup of ground coffee, 4 vanilla beans that are split lengthwise, a cup of milk, ¼ cup of sugar, and a few ice cubes. Mix the ground coffee with 4 cups of water. Cover it and let the coffee stand overnight or for 12 hours at room temperature. Mix the vanilla beans, sugar, and milk in a saucepan and let the mixture simmer over medium heat. Let it stand and steep for 20 minutes. Strain the coffee into a bowl through a fine-mesh sieve. Through a coffee filter, strain the coffee again into a large pitcher. Fill four tumblers with ice cubes, pour coffee till one inch of the rim, and then pour the vanilla-flavored milk.
- Chocolate-flavored iced coffee: This chocolate-flavored iced coffee has a sweetish taste to it. This recipe calls for a cup each of fat-free milk and boiling water, 4 teaspoons each of instant coffee granules, chocolate syrup, and sugar, 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a few ice cubes. Dissolve the coffee in the water in a large bowl. Add and stir well the rest of the ingredients. Serve this flavored coffee over the ice cubes. You can top it off with a couple of scoops of vanilla ice-cream.
- Thai iced coffee: Although the name has an exotic touch to it, this flavored iced coffee is quite easy to make. The ingredients required are a cup each of ground coffee and sweetened condensed milk and ¾ cup of milk. Make four cups of strong coffee by brewing the coffee in four cups of water in a coffee machine. Chill the brewed coffee in the refrigerator. Mix both the varieties of milk in a small bowl until a smooth consistency and chill the milk. While serving, pour the coffee in four tumblers filled with ice cubes and top them off with the chilled milk.
Five benefits of using rowing machinesRead more
More and more people are waking up to the importance of fitness in their daily routine because the obesity rate in the country is increasing alarmingly. Fitness no longer takes a backseat when it comes to healthy living, and the proof is in the number of people signing up for gym sessions. However, gyms have multiple types of fitness equipment that work on specific parts of the body. The rowing machine is one such piece of fitness equipment that burns more calories as compared to running or cycling.
Here are a few known benefits of using the rowing machine.
Cycling and running will boost your cardiovascular activity, but rowing is specifically designed to keep your heart and lungs healthy. The rowing action helps pump more blood and fresh oxygen throughout your body while simultaneously burning calories faster than what you can achieve with running or cycling.
Complete body workout
Rowing is an exercise that engages most of the muscle groups in the body. It is one of the few fitness equipment that works on the upper back, shoulder, chest, arm muscles, lower quadriceps, glutes, calves, and hamstrings at the same time.
If you are looking to prepare yourself for sporting and athletic events, a rowing machine will help you increase your stamina and endurance. Working out on this fitness equipment helps burn calories, builds muscle mass, and enhances your strength training.
A broad range of movements
Many fitness equipment limit your body’s motions, thereby failing to engage vital muscle groups. A rowing machine, however, has a broad range of movements that tone your muscles. Vigorous rowing not only strengthens the muscles but if done correctly, also enhance your form.
Better resistance training
Resistance training helps you increase your muscle mass, metabolic rate, improve insulin sensitivity, prevent weight gain, and increase bone mineral content. A rowing machine mimics the continuous pull-and-push motion of rowing to increase resistance in the workout. Thus, this fitness equipment aids in the overall development of your upper and lower body muscles.