Travel August 2014

Destinations, product picks and getaway tips.

Donald McDermott

Created by Shark Tank star Brian Altomare, Lugless eliminates the frustrating and expensive process of checking your bags at the airport by picking up and delivering your luggage directly to and from your doorstep, hotel room or other starting point. www.lugless.com

O.A.R.S., the worldwide leader in whitewater rafting with river trips throughout the west, encourages families to bring their summer to a close with an unforgettable ride on the Colorado River through Utah's Cataract Canyon! www.oars.com

Bicycle Tours, the leader in North American bike adventures, invites riders of all ages to book a Canadian getaway to one of Vancouver's most beautiful resorts just in time for the 5th Annual RBC GranFondo Whistler bicycle run on September 6. www.bicycleadventures.com

Created by entrepreneurial sisters Ava and Alexis (ages 11 and 9), Pin Pals are a collection of fun enamel alphabet pins that are sure to make going back to school this fall even easier and more fun. www.pinpalskids.com

Cardiff Products proudly presents the Cardiff Booster Seat Headrest, a unique new product designed to provide support and comfort for a child who needs to get some sleep on those long road trips. www.cardiffproducts.com

This column appeared in the August 2014 issue.