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The Gogo Kidz Travelmate solves the hassles of carrying a child’s car seat through airports.
The Gogo Kidz Travelmate solves the hassles of carrying a child’s car seat through airports.

A guide for what you need to buy, read or consume to enhance your recreation and travel experience

Buy

Gogo Kidz Travelmate

$89; www.gogobabyz.com

Harried parents of young children get even more anxiety-prone when they have to lug a bulky car seat through an airport, a task that almost always takes two hands. The Gogo Kidz Travelmate is like a Valium for stressed parents. Here you have a car seat that, as if by magic (OK, by straps and wheels) turns into a stroller.

Read

“Master of Thin Air: Life and Death on the World’s Highest Peaks” by Andrew Lock

$25.99;

www.arcadepub.com

Now here’s a way to grab a reader’s attention: Open your memoir with you, the hero, free-falling 3,000 feet down a vertical rock ramp on K2. He survives, of course – or we wouldn’t be reading 344 pages of his life as one of the world’s best mountain climbers. Many of Lock’s high-altitude ascents are done without oxygen bottles and Sherpas. This guy is hardcore. He writes pretty decently, too.

The List

Smarter Travel’s “10 Best Apps for Road Trips”

www.smartertravel.com

1. Google Maps

2. Waze (GPS that gives traffic alerts)

3. GasBuddy

4. Hotel Tonight (up-to-the-minute vacancies)

5. Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder (Find a national and state park)

6. Roadtrippers (Provides an itinerary for roadside attractions)

7. Spotify

8. AAA Mobile (roadside assistance)

9. Pano (easy to use for panoramic photos)

10. Netflix (to keep the kids happy in the back seat)

Compiled by Sam McManis/smcmanis@sacbee.com

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