AGELLANíS offers innovative travel essentials that are invaluable for the serious sojourner. Before you even leave for your flight, make sure you didnít pack so much that they may charge you for overweight. Use the Balanzza Digital Luggage Scale that weighs luggage up to 100 pounds. $24.85. Order all items at www.magellans.com.
One thing I love about the PacSafe day bag is that the front flap uses Velcro closures, not the clumsy clips which I find hard to open in a jiffy. This is one mother of a bag, with a wire-reinforced shoulder strap, is slashproof and thief proof. One side has a zippered pocket for camera and phone; the other side holds a water bottle. The beauty is on the inside, where your valuables, such as passport and credit cards, are securely held. $59.85.
When you arrive at your foreign destination, chances are youíll need to recharge. Youíll find the Travel Smart by Franzus All-in-One Adapter with surge protector quite handy. This compact unit has four international adapters that work in North America, South Pacific, UK and Europe. $19.85.
IonX Traveler Socks, a Magellanís exclusive, helps increase oxygen to the blood, preventing fatigue on long-haul flights. Made of nylon/Lycra, they are thin as dress socks. I wear them all the time, for business at home as well as on the road, as they prevent swelling and assists blood flow to the heart. $24.85.