Travel August 2011

Destinations, product picks and getaway tips.

Alanna Weissman

Making Waves
Boys’ swimwear by Haiden Surf is not only trendy, it’s practical; the SPF 50+ fabric provides ample protection from the sun’s harmful rays. With myriad garments and accessories, such as board shorts, rash guards and sunglasses, boys up to 7 years old can enjoy the beach in safety and style. View the collection at www.haidensurf.com.

Hi, Ohio
Cleveland Plus passes from Positively Cleveland offer deep discounts on family-friendly destinations, including zoos, museums and parks. Younger children love animal-filled attractions like the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, while older kids enjoy entertainment-focused venues like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For travel planning assistance, Cleveland Plus passes and locales kids adore, visit www.positivelycleveland.com.

Thought in Motion
Compile your vacation photos and video clips to turn them into a TV-quality slideshow with Animoto. For $5 a month, the online service lets you set your memories to music and burn them onto a DVD or upload them online, making sharing your memories easier than ever before. Make photo magic at www.animoto.com.

Ready to Roll
Tired of lugging luggage? Travelpro provides a much-welcome solution with lightweight, high-quality luggage in a variety of sizes and designs for everyone from the occasional vacationer to the travel regular. Roll over to www.travelpro.com to view the most recent collections and find a retailer near you.

Fun in the Sun
The SPF 30 Pink Sun Stick from all-natural brand Kiss My Face makes wearing sunscreen fun. Water resistant and suitable for delicate body parts such as lips, noses and ears, the Pink Sun Stick has a cool rosy hue upon application. Not keen on that color? The Sun Stick is also available in blue and clear. In any shade, it can simply be clipped to a backpack for on-the-go UV protection. Purchase Kiss My Face products at Whole Foods and www.kissmyface.com.

This column appeared in the August 2011 issue.