WE HAVE SELECTED THE BEST TRAVEL PILLOWS
You’ve tried an uncomfortable slouch against the window. You’ve hunched over the tray table. You’ve even slyly eyed up your neighbor’s shoulder as a potential headrest. Let’s face it: Unless you’re in first class, getting rest on a long-haul flight is never easy. We’re not only physically cramped and uncomfortable, but “when we’re traveling, we’re just a bit less able to really, truly relax,” says Dr. Rebecca Robbins, a sleep specialist and Harvard Medical School instructor.
Besides foot slings and natural sleep aids, a pillow is necessary for even attempting sleep on a flight. There are the ones the airlines give you, neck pillows, lumbar pillows, and even pillows for your entire head. To find out which of these are the best, we talked to picky people who log a lot of miles, two chiropractors, and a spine surgeon to find comfortable, safe, and supportive options.
WE HAVE SELECTED THE BEST GRACO TRAVEL SYSTEMS
Graco car seats help provide a safe ride for your little one from infancy to youth. These car seats are designed to support the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations and are crash tested to meet or exceed US FMVSS safety standards.
Take your baby from car seat to stroller with just one click when you use Graco Baby Travel Systems. Enjoy maximum comfort for baby with a stroller and infant car seat combo travel system to enjoy everyday strolls and to share precious moments along the way. Popular baby travel systems include the Modes™ Closer Travel System and Modes™ Basix Travel System. The included strollers are 3 strollers in 1, for just the right ride. They convert from infant car seat carriers to infant stroller systems to toddler strollers for years of strolling together. The reversible seats allow baby to face you or the world for just the right ride. Find the right stroller travel system for you and your little one to enjoy comfy rides from infancy to toddlerhood.
WE HAVE SELECTED THE BEST TRAVEL JOURNALS.
A travel journal, also called road journal, is a record made by a traveller, sometimes in diary form, of the traveler's experiences, written during the course of the journey and later edited for publication. This is a long-established literary format; an early example is the writing of Pausanias (2nd century CE) who produced his Description of Greece based on his own observations. James Boswell published his The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides in 1786 and Goethe published his Italian Journey, based on diaries, in 1816. Fray Ilarione da Bergamo and Fray Francisco de Ajofrín wrote travel accounts of colonial Mexico in the 1760s. Fannie Calderón de la Barca, the Scottish-born wife of the Spanish ambassador to Mexico 1839–1842, wrote Life in Mexico, an important travel narrative of her time there, with many observations of local life.
A British traveller, Mrs Alec Tweedie, published a number of travelogues, ranging from Denmark (1895) and Finland (1897), to the U.S. (1913), several on Mexico (1901, 1906, 1917), and one on Russia, Siberia, and China (1926). A more recent example is Che Guevara's The Motorcycle Diaries. A travelogue is a film, book written up from a travel diary, or illustrated talk describing the experiences of and places visited by traveller. American writer Paul Theroux has published many works of travel literature, the first success being The Great Railway Bazaar.
In addition to published travel journals, archive records show that it was historically common for travellers to record their journey in diary format, with no apparent intention of future publication, but as a personal record of their experiences. This practice is particularly visible in nineteenth-century European travel diaries.