Travel February 2012

Destinations, product picks and getaway tips.

Alanna Weissman

No More Lost Luggage
Prevent lost luggage with the Five Second Luggage Tag. Made of steel with a sturdy tether, the surprisingly affordable tag is engraved with a serial number, meaning you don’t have to provide too much personal information on your luggage tag. When the baggage is found, the finder can submit the serial number via a
text message or the Internet. Once the number is submitted, the bag’s owner is notified by text message and e-mail within five seconds and told where the missing item is and who to contact to retrieve it. Find the bag saver in six styles at www.fivesecondluggagetag.com.

Ciao, Italia
A partnership between Select Italy and Alphabet Kids, Amazing Family Tours provides a vacation your clan will cherish. Each six-night package to destinations including Florence, Venice and Rome consists of entertainment
and education ideal for parents and kids. Children especially get a kick out of the cultural and cool hands-on activities like a class on how to make traditional Italian pizza. Book a family trip to Europe at www.selectitaly.com.

Car Seat Storage

Families traveling with small children might want to invest in the Britax Car Seat Travel Bag. The durable, water-resistant bag safely stows a child’s car seat in a case featuring a rubberized base, padded straps, wheels and a luggage ID window for quick and easy identification. The Britax Car Seat Travel Bag is compatible with all Britax car and booster seats, as well as most other brands. View this and other top-rated products at www.britaxusa.com.

Let’s Go Camping

Outdoorsy families should check out ReserveAmerica, a website that helps you find a campground based on various criteria. Whether you’re looking for a well-known or off-the-beaten-path locale, ReserveAmerica helps you find the site of your next family adventure. Get planning your next outdoor excursion at www.reserveamerica.com. 

Colorful Cubes 
Make packing easier and more organized with Kangaroom’s Packing Cube Set. Compatible with the Travel Shoe Bag that’s sold separately, each spacious pouch in the set of four is labeled for a different type of clothing. When you arrive at your destination, the Packing Cubes Velcro together and attach to a hanger, making your wardrobe easily accessible without the hassle of unpacking and repacking for a brief hotel stay. Both the Packing Cube Set and the Travel Shoe Bag are available at www.greatusefulstuff.com.

This column appeared in the February 2012 issue.