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Travel November 2012

Destinations, product picks and getaway tips.

Tasheena Carpenter

Useful Organizer

The Thule Trunk Locker Car Organizer provides plenty of space and features to pack and access gear while en route. Safely store important things without them rolling around in the trunk. Stow sporting goods, groceries, tools, outdoor camping equipment and everything needed for a getaway. Carry handles allow for easy portability, while the carryall collapses flat for easy storage. Other features include clear panels to identify items, as well as a non-skid base and rugged nylon construction. Order with free shipping at www.juicedhybrid.com.

Winter Getaway

Head to St. Barts for the upcoming season. The warm climate provides an escape from winter woes while keeping in the festive spirit. Christmas Village on the dock of the Port of Gustavia has views of yachts and holiday lights. Kids can meet Santa, who makes frequent afternoon visits. This hideaway also offers water sports, trendy boutiques, eateries and a variety of cultural events. For details, see www.saintbarth-tourisme.com.

Adventures Await

Discover your inner explorer on an exciting and educational family journey through the pristine Honduran rainforest. The Lodge at Pico Bonito, perched at the base of a national park, is offering a Family Holiday Jungle Safari complete with a guided scavenger hunt that is sure to give kids jungle book thrills. Uncover spellbinding rock formations, marvel at jaw-dropping waterfalls, and catch glimpses of elusive jaguars, keel-billed toucans and endangered emerald hummingbirds. Packages are available through January 5, 2013. For further information, visit www.picobonito.com.

En Route with Dolly

Little ones can carry their favorite dolls and accessories in a cute case. The Badger Basket Doll Travel Case with Bed and Bedding is up for the task with tote handles, a card holder for name and address, and a clear vinyl window. The prim pouch occupies youngsters ages 3 and older during long trips. Find it at www.walmart.com.

Sound of Music

Listen to music on the go with Foxl v2 Platinum Portable Bluetooth Speakers, which are compatible with the iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Android and other devices. Enjoy quality sound, new audiophile cabling, extended battery life, and picture sync for movies and gaming. Order at www.soundmatters.com.

This column appeared in the November 2012 issue.