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ďAs a retired pilot, speaker, author and avid traveler, I am on the go a lot. Like you, I am always looking for ways to add more convenience, comfort, style and fun to my life. When I find great companies whose products help me achieve these goals, I am eager to share them with my friends.

I enjoy lightweight, portable, durable products that can help me minimize the annoying aspects of travel and maximize my enjoyment of my trip.

Saving time, weight, energy and money help me to focus on learning more about the people I encounter as well as their cultures and traditions. Thatís why I want to share with you some of my favorite product picks.

Karenís Pick of the the month
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

www.bose.com

Lightweight, very portable and easy to insert/remove, the QC20 earphones provide the same excellent noise protection formerly found only in large bulky clamp-style headsets. 16 hour battery life covers ANY flight Iíll be taking and recharges quickly from home or onboard USB plug-ins.

If you like what you see, click on the links below and learn more about the products that are bringing value to my life and, hopefully soon to your life as well.Ē

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  GOOD STUFF & WHY I LIKE IT      
       

 

 

 

 

   Travel Stuff:      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

TalusProducts.com

Hedbed Inflatable Travel Pillows

Packable, adjustable, good shape/size/price

   

Briggs-Riley.com

Briggs & Riley Luggage

Light weight, durable, lifetime warranty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bose

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Lightweight, very portable and easy to insert/remove, the QC20 earphones provide the same excellent noise protection formerly found only in large bulky clamp-style headsets. 16 hour battery life covers ANY flight Iíll be taking and recharges quickly from home or onboard USB plug-ins.

   

EagleCreek.com

Eagle Creek pack-it folders and zippered packing cubes

Great way to compress and organize your suitcase allowing for easy packing and repacking.

 
       

 

 

 

 

   Clothing:      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

Chicos.com

Chicoís Clothing

Good pricing, color, comfort, packable. Good service, customer awareness

   

Columbia.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columbia Sportswear

Lightweight pants with zip-off legs. Voila, shorts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

noheadachevisors.com  and uniquesportsaccessories.com

No Headaches ďLitesĒ Visors

No Headaches ďLitesĒ Visors are easily adjustable, packable, and most importantly COMFORTABLE!

   

Merrell.com

Merrell Clogs

Easy on off, indestructible, comfortable, all weather.

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

   Pubs & Webs:      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

TripAdvisor.com

Great reviews of hotels, restaurants and travel tips.
   

SmartComputing.com

 

 

Computer tips for us non-nerds! Good, need-to-know info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAA-Calif.com

Itís well worth the extra money to have all those benefits.
   
 
   
 
       

 

 

 

 

   Entertainment:      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

Audible.com

Audio books you can listen to while driving or exercising. Like a great radio play available at the touch of a button.
   

Netflix.com

 

 

 

ďIím not much of a movie buff, but given the lack of decent programs on TV, the ability to stream good movies to your own computer with a high-speed connection (or order DVDs through the mail) is fantastic for the business traveler. Now I can see all kinds of interesting flicks for 1 low monthly fee thatís much less than the hotelís pay movie charge. Or, enjoy a cup of coffee at a wi-fi coffee house and watch a movie for just the price of a cup of coffee!Ē.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

   Food & Drink:      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

thinkproducts.com

Think Thin protein bars

Good taste, no sugar, lo carbs and high protein.

   

gocontigo.com

Contigo 24-Ounce BPA Free Water Bottle with Autoseal Lid and Caribiner Clip

Great water bottle to keep on my desk, next to the bed, in the study, on the bathroom countertop and wherever you may find yourself thirsty. I try to drink 80 oz of water per day and these bottles help me to remember to drink, making it easy to grab on often. Thereís no taste to them and they are a good size for sipping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

   Just For Fun:      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

russberrie.net  OR MaryMeyer.com

Teddy Bears

Cute, cuddly bears with lots of character. Very huggable -- some of my favorite housemates were born here!

   
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Green Stuff:      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

Sunrun.com

  SUN RUN (formerly REC Solar)

Solar Panels - Professional installation, on-time, good service.

 

   
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
       

 

 

 

 

       
   

captainkarenkahn@cox.net

805-687-9493

Santa Barbara, California

 

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