If you’ve ever delighted in the snug comfort of a quality sleeping bag and wondered why you didn’t deserve that level of comfort when you weren’t camping, too, you aren’t alone. Portland, Oregon-based Rumpl designs outdoor blankets using new material technologies to create blankets that can stand up to harsh environments without sacrificing comfort, and its original puffy blanket, while intended for road trippers, turns out to be just as perfect for lounging around the house as it is for adventure on the go.
Made from the same sleek material as your favorite down puffer jacket, the original puffy blanket comes in three sizes from the 50-inch-by-70-inch throw to the 88-inch-by-84-inch two-person, available in a variety of colors and patterns that all deliver that protective warmth with the cool-touch surface you love about that sleeping bag you wish you could sleep in more often. The lightweight nylon blanket is odor-, water- and stain-resistant, and is also machine washable and dryable, so you won’t have to worry about messy car mishaps (or sofa spills). And, while you’ll never be able to roll this slippery blanket as beautifully as how you’ll receive it, it’s easily stuffed back into its compression sack for easy storage and ultra-convenient travel. (The sack also has a handy strap for attaching to backpacks or other travel gear.)
Accompanying the original puffy blanket is the stuffable fleece pillowcase, which also comes in its own travel bag. With one side featuring moleskin fleece and the other the same ripstop fabric as the blanket, the pillow is equally agreeable to both warm- and cool-pillow people. Because the pillow comes empty, it can be stuffed to any thickness and density, suiting everyone. Pro tip: To keep your packing light, stuff the pillow with clothes or other soft materials you’ve already brought along on your adventure.
Between indulgent holiday food, visiting friends and family and skipping the gym to stay cozy at home, the holiday season can wreak havoc on your diet. By all means, enjoy that Christmas cookie and pumpkin pie, but before you go back for your second or third slice, consider adding these foods into your diet during the holiday season to avoid burnout.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.
Streets lined with festive holiday lights and decorations is a tell-tale sign the holidays are right around the corner. My favorite holiday tradition is going to Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and driving through the Holiday Light Show. My family and I have gone pretty much every year since I was a little girl.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship is here! Anyone who follows the cruise industry can tell you the timeline between when a ship is announced to when it is open for passengers is a lengthy one, taking years and spanning different milestones. Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Encore, recently passed another major milestone when it departed Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to sail toward its next destination, through to its recent christening and subsequent sailings.