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.
When traveling, your luggage is your lifeline. Not only does it contain your clothes and other personal items, but the bag itself may have cost you a pretty penny. At the rate of lost and mishandled luggage by airlines in the United States, it would be wise to take a few precautions to protect your bag before travel. Here are a few ways to protect not only your possessions, but also your vacation from being ruined.
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How much time do you spend on social media, and do you really unplug when you’re on vacation? Surveys show people spend an average of two hours and 22 minutes per day on social networking and messaging platforms. And that figure doesn’t account for additional screen time on email, videos and working while on vacation. Instead of letting precious travel time slip by, commit to unplug from social media on your next vacation, and savor the moment. Here are some ideas to get a handle on your social media consumption and still have a pleasant trip without white knuckling it through screen time withdraw.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
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