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Travel January 2014

Destinations, product picks and getaway tips.

Jordan Brueckner

Shrink the Baggage

Are you tired of your closet being occupied by bulky, oversized luggage? Give the ZipSak a try! Created by award-winning Biaggi, the ZipSak is a portable bag equipped with multi-directional spinner wheels for effortless mobility. Each bag condenses for easy storage on a shelf, under the bed, and even in a drawer. Shrink some of the baggage in your life and stop by www.biaggi.com or the Container Store.

Disney Distraction

Keeping your child occupied while driving can be a daunting task. Get some help with Disney-themed, developmental activity toys! Celebrated characters like Mickey, Minnie, Tigger, and Pooh offer the perfect distraction for your tot while you concentrate on the road. The toys provide children with exciting experiences full of color, movement, and sound. Before you head out on your next road trip, make sure to visit www.amazon.com and purchase a Disney activity toy!

Winter Escape

Now that winter is in full swing, it gives your family the perfect excuse to plan a snowy excursion. Gray Line New York and CitySights NY are providing convenient transportation to and from Windham Mountain Resort and Hunter Mountain for a day full of ski and snowboarding adventures! This unique and family-friendly package includes round-trip transportation, all mountain lift passes, and rental of skis or a snowboard. Whether you are a pro or a beginner, there is a package to fit your needs. Let your winter fun begin today by checking out www.newyorksightseeing.com and www.citysightsny.com.

Keep Your Power Handy

With Eton’s Boost 8400 and 4200 compact battery packs, you never have to dread losing power again. The pocket-sized chargers are perfect for parents on the go. They’re adaptable for most smart phones, tablets, and USB devices. Never miss an important work call, panic while traveling, or be stranded in an emergency without your cell phone. The Boost 8400 and 4200 battery packs are available for purchase at www.etoncorp.com.

Cafe Americano

Modeled after the iconic red party cup, the Red Cup Living Travel Coffee Cup is for the carefree. The travel coffee cup is perfect for holidays, family reunions, and cold winter mornings. Made in the United States, the 12-ounce, stoneware mug is reusable and dishwasher safe. Visit www.redcupliving.com and explore the wide array of products for all occasions.

This column appeared in the January 2014 issue.