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ONíT leave on your next journey without these
handy travel items from the worldís premier gear supplier, Magellanís.
See these and more invaluable aids for travelers at
You should always carry a good pair of binoculars. Shorts is
good in the heat. An umbrella can only help in any iffy climate.
And you need a strong tote if youíre bringing along your notebook.
Travelite V Binoculars
is so neat and small you can carry
it everywhere you go. You know this is top quality optics because
it is Nikon. The rubber-coated body makes it easy to grip. Comes
with a carrying case with belt loop and adjustable neck strap.
Explorer Cargo Shorts sports a hidden front security
pocket besides regular pockets. Pants available in 30 inch or
32 inch lengths. $49.50.
Friendly Computer Tote gets you through security without
removing your computer. Just unzip the bag, lay it down flat
and send it through the X-ray machine. Youíre off to the boarding
gate in no time. The tote has a see-through padded pocket that
holds a 15.4 inch laptop. The outside zippered pocket will hold
your MP3 player, and the flip-down work station consists of
multiple compartments to hold accessories. $49.85.
is reputedly the worldís smallest umbrella which makes it perfect
for travelóin the city to your office or on the road. Tuck this
manual umbrella in your purse, daybag or pocket and youíre prepared
for the elements. $24.85.
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OLDER weatherís coming so itís time to get
your Nowali Moccasins.
The Swedish moccasin manufacturer this year introduced eight
patterns of their famous sock-in-a-soft-shoe in eight patterns
and 13 colors.
For 50 years Nowali has been making
hand-stitched moccasins that actually stay on a childís foot,
thanks to the double elastic knit of the ankle. There are no
laces to tie or straps to fasten. The soft non-skid soles keep
the kids safe on any floor. And theyíre completely washable.
Not only children love these shoes
and socks in one, but moms too can get cozy with them, in sizes
7/8 and 9/10.
Priced at $24.95 at
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EST way to
save your important documents and valuable photos is on DVDs
that promise longevity. That means
Verbatim UltraLife Gold Archival
Grade DVD-R. Each disc is made with
dual reflective layers. The silver layer makes the disc look
like a standard silver disc to DVD drives and recorders. The
gold layer prevents oxygen from coming through and corroding
the silver layer. A hard coating protects the recording surface
from scratches and rough handling. A 5-pack starts at $9.99.
thereís a small sleek looking mouse that comes in seven different
colors to match your mood, or at least your computer bag. Verbatimís
Color Nano Wireless Notebook Mouse
comes in red, green, purple, yellow, pink, blue and graphite.
The receiver is so small you connect to your laptop and just
leave it. When youíre on the go, itís always with you. You have
fewer cords to pack. The small mouse has a rubberized grip for
either left-hand or right-hand use. Available for $27.61 at
your cell phones, iPod and other rechargeable devices on the
road without shlepping all those chargers. Plug the
Power Station Traveller into
your carís DC power outlet and it will keep three electronic
devices charged while you travel. Comes with its own carrying
case, which attaches to your car seat, so everythingís neatly
organized. With the optional AC/DC Adapter ($15.99) you can
use the Power Station Traveller at home or office. $32.99 at