By Eva Whalen


Whether you harbor a fear of flying, want to be able to set up your own hammock wherever you roam, or need a reliable cleansing routine (and more) — we have some incredible items to recommend:


Get a liiiiittle nervous when the plane’s departing and landing? Does going through turbulence leave your heart in your throat? Solution: toss Wally’s Natural Organic Calming Aromatherapy essential oil in roll-on form into your purse. Simply apply to your wrists when anxious, and — voila! — you’re naturally medicated. Lightweight and effective, this will make you smell wonderful in a cramped space, too. Also works if you’re delivering a speech at your destination or heading down the red carpet. Find it at ___________


How great would it be to set your own hammock wherever you roam in the world? The super lightweight and spacious — but incredibly strong Grand Trunk ONEMADE Hammock — can easily be included in your luggage to create a paradise experience at your destination. Useful for campers, hikers, beach combers, and people with patios and weekend homes. This would also make a really unusual and thoughtful gift for people with regular wanderlust. Grand Trunk also has a comfy Hooded Travel Pillow that will aid your trek. Visit


Resort beach towels are never quite big enough, and they’re often too heavy for luggage (besides, who wants to travel with a personal beach towel?) Solution: the enormous but light-as-a-feather Grand Trunk Parasheet beach blanket, which is the size of two pairs of socks in your luggage – and will make your day at the beach. Cleverly designed to remain anchored and to fold up into itself, it’s also easy to cast away sand in one lift and to keep clean. Find it at


The Magbuddy attaches to your car’s cup holder and enables you to perch your phone upon it for a far safer and more convenient drive. Chat with family and friends without endangering your life or blocking your vision with a phone to your ear. Brilliant solution! Great as a holiday gift, too. Find it at or at, along with many other magnet-based device holders that solve 99 problems.

Happy trails!

Originally published October 2016



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