Anytime I travel, be it for 2 weeks or 2 months, there are always a few comforts from home that I miss on my adventures.
No matter where in the world you may come from, we can all agree that we each have our own favorite products and stores that we frequent. We’re loyal to certain brands and carry around extra knick knacks that we cannot seem to live without.
But after spending the past year and a half living overseas, I’ve started to miss these American staples more than ever before. So much so, that I’ve compiled a list of 13 American Products & Brands You’ll Miss Abroad
Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, there’s not much worse than missing a flight. Except, of course, missing a connecting flight, which means you’ll also be stranded in an unknown city (and perhaps country, or worse, without any of your checked baggage). Most likely, your travel plans are altered due to a circumstance beyond your control, be it erratic weather conditions or worse, plane maintenance.
In my case, going from JFK to HKG it happened to be both. I scheduled a direct flight with a 4 hour stopover in LAX, which normally would leave plenty of time to catch my overnight flight to Hong Kong. Except we were 6 hours late leaving New York. This caused me to miss that last flight out of Los Angeles and spend an extra 12+ hours in the airport. I could’ve bought myself a hotel room. But I decided not to, since I was trying to save money! Had I anticipated my delay in travel plans, there are so many things I’d wish I’d done differently. In case you ever find yourself in a similar situation, here’s a few key tips to survive so you can have as comfortable a time as possible.
Family reunions, old friend reunions, events and outings just won’t feel how they should this holiday if you have to look for odds and ends on your vacation. You want to create time for what’s important, like catching up with everyone and making unforgettable memories; not spending more money and time looking for essential items at your destination. Even after spending up to $40 on tiny toiletries, you might only get hygiene items you don’t trust. It’s best to have a carry-on you can keep your personal care items in. On the other hand, packing a carry-on for a vacation can seem herculean. How do you pack everything you need while staying TSA-compliant?
This fall/winter season as you look around you at the many things to be grateful for, who can wish to NOT extend that gratitude out to others? There are so many who are less fortunate than ourselves. The gratitude we feel tugs on our heart strings, asking us if there’s some small thing we can do for others. This has become a universal feeling that can help your fundraising efforts to spread good cheer.
It really can be a struggle sometimes—preparing to travel—especially if you have to travel often, whether alone or with a group. There’s a fear that is common to us all when preparing to travel, the fear of leaving something behind, but in this case it’s forgetting to take that special personal care product on the trip—that shampoo, shaving cream or perfume. We all have that one product that we feel incomplete traveling without. Apart from being attached to the product, they might be difficult to get at your destination; and we have all learnt not to trust the hotel conditioner. Luckily, Convenience Kits International is here to help out in a peculiar way.
Vacations are wonderful! Packing for vacation? Decidedly less so. It takes time and it takes some concentration. Choosing what to bring, trying to prepare for all contingencies, and getting it all to fit into the ever shrinking luggage size requirements of modern air travel is no easy feat. A business trip may come up last-minute, leaving little time to arrange a great traveling bag. When you travel, whether for work or vacation, packing is always something you want to take a little extra time double checking.
Why does it seem like there is at least one vital thing you forget to pack each time. What a shame that it is almost always remembered right when you have reached a point of no turning back. The image is clear in your mind—you can see the item exactly where you placed it in your bedroom, right on your nightstand.
Ideally a joy but often a chore, travel is an essential part of modern life. We travel for business, for family get togethers, for summer holidays and for so much more. But traveling can involve long hours of being in transit in a vehicle or airplane which can make it strenuous and boring. Thankfully, Convenience Kits International makes traveling easier and more enjoyable with their wide range of travel kits designed to meet all of your travel needs. All you need to do is to choose from their thoughtfully organized collection of personal care items, shampoos and conditioners, oral hygiene and shaving items, deodorants and accessories and select your perfect travel kit to your custom specifications. And when you run low, CKI makes it simple to replenish your supplies as you need them. On the other hand, Convenience Kits International knows that one size does not necessarily fit all, and you may prefer to create your own custom kit, so they also create a provision for you to build your kit using TSA Compliant travel sizes.
Every school year brings with it a myriad of unknowns and opportunities. Perhaps today will be the day he finally makes the varsity team. Then again, perhaps this is the day he gets detention for starting a food fight in the cafeteria. Each day can be as unpredictable as the next and you never really know what you are going to get. So if you are looking be prepared for everything between gym class and a spontaneous food fight then you might want to check out Convenience Kits International. For the busy parent with the kid whose known to get a little messy from time to time, these one stop pre-packed kits will have everything your kid needs to make it through the day fresh, clean and ready for any emergency.
The 4th of July is the holiday when Americans celebrate the birth of the experiment we call America. Sure the British might just label it “unruly colonies day” but Americans take pride in their steely resolve and fierce independence. To celebrate, they’ll be taking to the road this week for destinations of revelry from sea to shining sea. Whether it's a trip to D.C. to take in the monuments of the nation’s capital or a camping trip to take in the great American outdoors, travel and the 4th go hand-in-hand. So if you’re planning a 4th of July road trip you’ll want to be sure you don’t leave the house without all of your essential basics - including the one hygiene product you always seem to forget. With a comprehensive pre-packed travel kit, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting any essential item again. The bears might not care if you forget your deodorant, but the family you have to share a tent with will thank you for grabbing your kit before you go.
The world is an amazing place and some of its greatest beauties are often a ways off the beaten path. From camping, hiking, fishing, hunting and beyond, hitting the great outdoors has become a global passion that has only grown in popularity since city dwelling life has increased. While the benefits of ditching rush hour traffic for clean air and blue skies are pretty universal, the truth is that not everyone embraces the rustic nature of outdoor life. Many dislike the void of modern conveniences and, for others, the wildlife - from bugs to bears - is a bit too much. However, with a little prepping, a trip outdoors doesn’t have to be a return the Stone Age. One can enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors while keeping up their personal hygiene as if they were staying at the Ritz Carlton hotel.
It is perhaps a misnomer to call this product luxury given that most only cost a few bucks. Then again, the problem this product solves has such unparalleled convenience it sounds like something one might expect to cater to those who can easily buy a solution to any problem. Convenience Kits International has made travel, hygiene and social outreach easier than ever before. While the products themselves solve an immediate problem for any traveler, it is the social impact that makes this organization truly unique. The same type of products they might sell to the well-off business person flying in first class are also available in many forms for the homeless, downtrodden and needy. Luxury convenience and social impact have met at a unique juncture and I think you’ll see why below.
To say that travelling can be a stressful experience would be an understatement. To say that travelling through a modern airport is like swimming in the ocean, or better yet, the Dead Sea, after repeatedly nicking yourself shaving would be putting it lightly. Let’s face it, anything and everything that makes this experience a little easier is worth its weight in gold. Throw in a couple of screaming kids and an overly touchy feely TSA agent and you might literally pay gold for anything that can bring relief. Thankfully, a king’s ransom is unnecessary. For just a few bucks you can pick up the most common sense item that every traveller needs. In fact, it makes so much sense it might actually be genius. The hygiene travel kit is the most obvious thing you’ve never thought of before, but once you do you’ll never go back.
Are you planning a solo trip to help you experience the wonder of the world, while also discovering a more authentic version of you? Then you’ve got a lot to think about and even more to be excited about! But, it’s important to consider the practical aspects, as well as the spirit of solo travel. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you get in the right mindset for an amazing trip that will also save you a few hassles along the way.
It's already March. If you're in business, Q1 has almost come to a close (did you hit your goals?). The year is rapidly flying by and, for students, that means it's time for a break. Not just any break though, THE break of the year.
Spring break is the time for students of all ages and levels to unwind and forget about school for a week, sometimes more. No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks, you know the song.
Typically, when you think about spring break, you think about droves of scantily clad students flocking to paradise-esque locations ala Florida, Hawaii, or the beaches of Mexico. Movies have been made about it, social media posts glorify it and, when you're a student, you live for those moments and memories.
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