Triple Aught Design Titanium Spork
$49, www.tripleaughtdesign.com/ Equipment/Tools/Titanium-Spork-Long
A $49 spork? C'mon, is this really necessary? Well, if you're the outdoor enthusiast of considerable means, why the heck not? It certainly is sturdier than the sporks we steal from the Taco Bell cutlery bin. Plus, there's a cool skull design etched into said spork.
Do Napa Overnight Kit
Say you've made a day of wine tasting in Napa and you're plain tuckered out or, well, have overly imbibed. You want to spend the night but have no provisions. Now, you're in luck: The Napa Tourism Improvement District offers free travel kits to tourists who book a same-day reservation. Included: An overnight shirt for sleeping, a tote bag, brush, hair bands and a mirror, contact lens case and saline, 29 Cosmetics face products, lip balm; makeup remover, Woolite and deodorant. What, no toothbrush? For a list of participating lodgings, go to the website.
DOD Fitness wrist wedges, knee donuts
$44.99, package of six; www.dodfitness.com
So you're on the road and suddenly feel the need to do yoga or Pilates in your hotel room. No need to bring a bulky mat with you. You can slip these foamy pads for your knees, neck and wrist in your backpack or tote. We've used the neck circle for stretching. Works wonders.
Business Travel Technology Syncing
$9.99 to $29.99 a month; www.ringcentral.com
The cloud-based phone technology company RingCentral is offering a service so that business travelers "can maintain complete access to all the communication tools they would have in the office, including fax, phone calls and emails." If you use this service on vacation, however, expect your spouse to hand you divorce papers.
Lonely Planet's Top Ten Places to Skinny Dip
No. 1 is Formentera, Spain. Only one U.S. destination makes the list: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan.
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