Gamechangers: Products & Gear - Full-Time Travel

Gamechangers: Products & Gear

Gamechangers: Products & Gear

Our winners in the Products & Gear category solve common traveler pain points, from helping kids get some sleep on long flights to transporting your sun hat without crushing it in transit, all while managing to be aesthetically pleasing. 

Flyaway Kids Bed

Courtesy of Flyaway

It’s a cruel irony that many long-awaited family vacations begin with an exhausting long-haul flight, but if you invest in a Flyaway Kids Bed your next red eye could be a very different experience. This clever inflatable contraption turns any economy seat into a bed for little ones, allowing them to spread out, play, and rest in total comfort. With any luck, you’ll all get some sleep and arrive feeling energized.


Ries Refillable Travel Bottles

Courtesy of Ries

These refillable airless pump bottles from Ries are quickly becoming a favorite of frequent travelers. The Black-owned, woman-owned company uses recycled, skin-safe plastics to create a sleek travel bottle that’s TSA-compliant and easy to clean (simply unscrew it and rinse or pop it in the dishwasher). Whether you’re looking for a more sustainable alternative to buying personal care miniatures or you can’t find travel-size versions of your favorite products, you’re guaranteed to get a lot of use out of The Complete Essentials Set.


BAGGU’s Packable Sun Hat

Courtesy of BAGGU

Wide-brim hats are a must when on a sun-filled vacation, but they’re notoriously tricky to transport. Enter BAGGU’s packable sun hat, a clever, lightweight design that comes in 16 prints and folds into a zip-up circular bag that’s compact enough to toss in your beach tote or carry-on luggage. Pull it out when you need shade (it’s wide enough to cover your face, neck, chest, and shoulders), and tie it under your chin to keep it in place when the breeze picks up.

Paravel Cabana Tote and See-All Set

Courtesy of Paravel

If you’re in search of a compact travel bag to accommodate all your essentials in an organized fashion, the Paravel Cabana Tote and See-All Set has you covered. With its durable stain-and-spill-proof canvas exterior and water-resistant interior filled with handy pockets and compartments, the Paravel Cabana Tote is perfect for short escapes, from beach days to day trips. Off on a weekend getaway? Throw in the crush-proof Cabana Vanity Cases, filled with all your personal care favorites, and you’re good to go. You can even add a hand-painted or embroidered monogram with Paravel’s signature personalization service to really make it your own.

Featured image courtesy of Ries

In the latest episode of our podcast, author Meg Stafford joins her daughter on a high school project to Nepal and Bhutan researching happiness. It was a mother-daughter trip that pushed Meg outside of her comfort zone. She found herself avoiding avalanches while climbing to Annapurna basecamp and dodging paint at the Holi Festival in Kathmandu. It also gave her the opportunity to examine what it means for a parent to love and to let go. 🎧 Link in bio to listen! ...

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Istanbul`s beauty lies in its historic architecture, the Bosphorus Strait`s scenic charm, vibrant neighborhoods, bustling markets, rich cuisine, Sufi traditions, captivating sunsets, street art, and its unique blend of cultures as a crossroads of Europe and Asia.

Reel: @samisrt

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Sweeping mountain views of the Dolomites, beautiful wildflowers, and the most delicious dinner included with your stay at @hotel_dolomitenhof_u_altepost.

Reel: @tc.travels

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In the latest episode of our podcast, Christine Winebrenner Irick, entrepreneur (@lotussojourns) and podcaster (@souloftravelpodcast) shares the story of her first big trip to Asia. In the midst of a period of rebirth, as her career and marriage were crumbling, Christine took inspiration from Alex Garland`s book, The Beach, and set off for Thailand with one good friend and no solid plans. What unfolded was a perspective-shifting experience that would, in Christine`s own words, "reveal who she would become." 🎧 Link in bio to listen!

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Reel: @ramirotorrents

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Reel: @sofikulin

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One night in the desert inspires a corporate worker to follow her dream of becoming a travel journalist.

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Bike through the world`s largest salt flats in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

Reel: @islayjoy

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Known for its stunning sand dunes that create a landscape resembling white sheets (lençóis in Portuguese), Lençóis Maranhenses is a unique national park located in the state of Maranhão, Brazil.

The park`s most iconic feature is the series of turquoise lagoons formed by rainwater that collects between the dunes. These lagoons are a stark contrast to the surrounding white sands and provide a refreshing oasis for visitors.

Reel: @melly_ba

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For 36 days, Jimmy and his three teammates rowed in alternating two-hour stints for 24 hours a day, through storms, sleep deprivation, and an unexpected attack from a 12-foot blue marlin. It was an experience that pushed them to the limit of their resilience but one that was also full of profound beauty and awe.

🎧 Link in bio to listen!

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