Boulder City Magazine® December '08/January '09 Issue
by Ihla Crowley
A Few Gift Ideas
Being the holiday season, I thought this might be an opportune time to recommend some inexpensive travel accessories that I have found useful.
|First, there’s a little doo-dad that I find invaluable. It’s called a Clip-on Bottle Holder. When sightseeing, there’s always the question of how to carry a water bottle, or whether to do so at all. The sturdy o-ring on this clip allows you to securely attach a bottle of almost any standard size to your belt, day bag, backpack, or carry-on bag for quick and easy access anywhere. This item costs less than $7.00 and can be found at www.magellans.com.
Next, for less than $15.00 you can get a set of 3 Cubes for the person on your gift list. These zippered nylon ‘pouches’ with mesh lids are the best find I’ve made in years - perfect for organizing myriad items in a suitcase. They come in all sizes, and are very versatile. You can get them from Magellan’s (www.magellans.com) and Travel Smith, or most luggage stores. I told you about these last year at this time, and have heard great feedback from those that took my advice and purchased them.
Finally, several years ago I discovered what I think are the best travel binoculars ever: Bushnell’s 4 x 21 Xtra-Wides. Very reasonably priced at less than $100, relatively small and lightweight, they are perfect for sightseeing because they show a wide field of view. They’re also great for sporting events and concerts. Check out www.bushnell binoculars.com for a list of retailers. Note: These may not be good for someone who wears glasses, so check them out in person if you can.
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|And remember, the euro is still looking good (even better than when I mentioned it here last month), and international airfares are expected to decrease next summer. So if you want to treat someone to a very special present, how about a trip to Italy or Greece?
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