Provisions: Stuff for travel and recreation

Travel pillow by SkyRest
Travel pillow by SkyRest SkyRest

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


SkyRest Travel Pillow


There are scores of ergonomic pillows out there, including the ever-popular doughnut around the neck, but this inflatable pillow (14 inches wide, 13 inches deep and 17 inches high) rests on your lap. You bend forward and rest your head on the plush surface. It deflates to a 6-by-9-inch block.


Mini-Mickey: The Pocket-Sized Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World”


If the comprehensive, tom-like “Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World” is too much reading, consider this the Cliff Notes version by the same authors, Bob Sehlinger and Ritchey Halphen. There’s an index of attractions at the entire park, and the authors also provide “scientifically created touring plans for each park will save four or more hours of standing in line.” It’s science, people!

The List

5 Family-Friendly Destinations

1. Orlando (Disney hegemony)

2. South Africa (world’s No. 1 safari destination)

3. New Zealand (Mount Victoria and the scenic West Coast)

4. Oman (Arabian safaris)

5. New York (FAO Schwartz, anyone?)

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