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“As a working 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. That’s why I want to share with you some of my favorite product picks.

Karen’s Pick of the the month
Comply™ NR-10 High-Tech Noise Reduction Earphones

www.complyfoam.com

These earphones are my constant companion when I fly as a passenger (almost 2500 miles weekly).  They do a great job of suppressing noise (or annoying passengers, crying babies, etc.) and are so comfortable for long haul flights.  Do take the time to seat them properly in your ear and you’ll reap the great benefits of clear, quiet music, movies or (in my case) well-enunciated language lessons. 

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.”

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  GOOD STUFF      WHY I LIKE IT
       

 

 

 

 

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  • Releaf Neck Rest from Caldera International (www.calderaintl.com).

Calderaintl.com

   
“I just found this great new travel neck rest that can also double as a lower back support. Based upon the idea of a cervical collar from the medical procession, it’s much thinner, packs flat, is light weight and really works to support your neck while you doze aloft. Given the lack of pillows on airlines these days, finding a compact, comfortable solution is a real bonus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Hedbed Inflatable Travel Pillows

TalusProducts.com

   
Packable, adjustable, good shape/size/price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Clarity Aloft travel in-ear headsets

ClarityAloft.com

   
Portable, comfortable good sound repro & noise reduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Briggs & Riley luggage

Briggs-Riley.com

   
Light weight, durable, lifetime warranty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Eagle Creek pack-it folders and zippered packing cubes

EagleCreek.com

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

 

 

 

 

   Clothing:      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • No Headaches “Lites” Visors

noheadachevisors.com  and uniquesportsaccessories.com 

   
No Headaches “Lites” Visors are easily adjustable, packable, and most importantly COMFORTABLE!

 

 

 

 

  • Merrell clogs

Merrell.com

   
Easy on off, indestructible, comfortable, all weather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Chico’s clothing

Chicos.com

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Columbia Sportswear

Columbia.com

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

 

 

 

 

   Pubs & Webs:      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boingo.com

Boingo.com

   
"A great way to quickly find wifi spots and connect easily to the internet. A must for my travels."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trip Advisor

TripAdvisor.com

   
Great reviews of hotels, restaurants and travel tips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smart Computing Magazine

SmartComputing.com

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAA Premier Membership

AAA-Calif.com

   
It’s well worth the extra money to have all those benefits.

 

 

 

 

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Audible Books

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

Netflix.com

   
“I’m 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 that’s much less than the hotel’s 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!”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Food & Drink:      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) Good Earth Green De-Caf Tea

GoodEarthTeas.com

   
A great lemon flavor and NO Caffeine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Think Thin protein bars

thinkproducts.com

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

gocontigo.com

   
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. There’s no taste to them and they are a good size for sipping.

 

 

 

 

   Just For Fun:      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teddy Bears

russberrie.net

MaryMeyer.com

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Green Stuff:      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solar Panels:
       System by REC Solar

Recsolar.com

   
Professional installation, on-time, good service.

 

 

 

 

       
   

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805.687.9493

 

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