by Editor | Feb 20, 2007 | Products, Safari Gear, Simon and Baker Travel Review
Using public restrooms can be challenging, especially while on a trip and for travelers with medical conditions or mobility limitations. Sometimes, even restrooms are an extravagance. This is the case in remote areas, while camping and in the bush. In South Africa, for example, national parks usually have rest stops including public facilities but there are no toilets in the bush.
by Editor | Dec 1, 2006 | Fun Gadgets, Products, Simon and Baker Travel ReviewGarmin C330 StreetPilot Details Type Of Product Other Review Battery up to 8 hours, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, includes a 12V car charger. Colors Black plastic case with a silver plastic border around the color LCD display screen. Description A street map based...
by Editor | Sep 1, 2006 | Products, Simon and Baker Travel Review, Travel Comfort
We tested these nifty little in-ear speakers for daily use as well as on domestic and international flights. They reduced ambient noise, making it more comfortable to hear music and audio recordings on an MP3 player and keeping airplane noises out. It was amazing how well they worked and how comfortable they felt. We could wear them for hours without tiring.
by Editor | Aug 1, 2006 | Products, Simon and Baker Travel Review, Travel Comfort
We liked the Lewis N. Clark color-coded pill case on extended trips. It was convenient to divide daytime and nighttime pills (blue for night and red for red for example) for 8 days of travel. It was possible for two people with different pill requirements traveling together to share a pill case. We like to use it for it for 16 days of travel for one or two travelers on the same trip. When there were two of us sharing the pill case for 16 days, we shared the 16 plastic pouches.
by Editor | Jun 1, 2006 | Products, Safari Gear, Simon and Baker Travel Review
This convertible pocket crazy and technology friendly jacket performed well on the road, especially in cool weather. It had the advantage of versatility, making the wearer look well dressed or more casual depending on the occasion. It had discreetly placed pocket space for lots of stuff like small books, wallet, notepads, cell phones, MP3 players (including designated space for the wires), keys, pens, and much more. Somebody put a lot of thought into designing the jacket and its 33 inner and outer compartments in varying sizes and it shows. It was well constructed inside and out with pockets in the front and an oversize zippered pocket in the back where you could place the sleeves if you took them off during an outing.
by Editor | Jan 1, 2006 | Products, Simon and Baker Travel Review, Travel Luggage
This little bag, boasting of being 30 percent lighter than the competition, won our hearts. The sturdy frame protected the inner contents from being crushed by other bags. Even when loaded with heavy items, the unique shape prevented the bag from tipping over and allowed it to roll easily. We carried our electronic equipment for our traveling office and laptop inside ours and found it secure, spacious and easy to organize. Its combination light weight, durability, design, manageability and warranty features made this one the best carry-on suitcases I’ve ever traveled with.