Online Resource Guide: Gadgets, Gear and Travel Tech A growing list of useful websites we love Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009, 12:00 AM Budget Travel LLC, 2015


Online Resource Guide: Gadgets, Gear and Travel Tech

A growing list of useful websites we love


Travel uses for your Blackberry, Palm Treo and PDA Lists hotels in 20 U.S. cities that have vacancies for that very night The downloadable application of Google Maps is nearly identical tp the version you've already used on a desktop Get estimates of how long an airport's secuirty line will be Beiks sells downloadable dictionaries and phrase books for 26 languages The Weather Channel's service is the quickest and easiest way to get extended forecasts for 98,000 locations Zagat to Go contains the same restaurant, hotel, and nightlife reviews as those offered in its books One of the best world-clock programs available for download Get GPS capability on your PDA

Bags fashioned from scrap materials Vy and Elle Alchemy Goods Friends-International Worn Again Demano Terracycle

Camera Mounts Joby Gorillapod has twitable legs to wrap around objects. This bottle-top camera mount fits sungly over the cap of a water or soda bottle When fully extended, the XShot is an impressive 37 inches long The Pod is a small beanbag with a camera mounting screw The Chestpod is designed to make it possible to hold a still or video camera for long periods without your arm getting tired With the 18-inch-long Quick Pod Pro+, you can take a self-portrait with enough background in the shot to tell where you are

Electronics The photo-sharing website Flickr has introduced Camera Finder, a feature that can help you buy a new camera by showing pix taken with various models International phone and electronics guide and listings

Golf Gear A rental service that delivers golf clubs to a hotel or golf course in certain Florida cities.

Creative Travel Gear Each pocket-size Travelon toiletry packet contains 50 wafer-thin sheets that turn into soap, shampoo, conditioner, shaving foam, or laundry detergent when you add water. Reef's sandals have a compartment in each heel so you can store your ID, money, and keys while you're at the pool or the beach. Airports Designer Jason Solarek's Air Wear bags depict the codes, latitudes, and cities for 40 airports. Not only can Rand McNally's microfiber maps help you find your way in more than 20 U.S. cities, they also double as napkins and as cloths for cleaning your glasses. Sunscreen chemicals are bad for coral reefs. Caribbean Solutions' sunblocks use biodegradable ingredients. Even the most obsessive packer will have a hard time finding something missing from this master list. Squish these Guyot Designs bowls to fit them into a suitcase, and they'll spring back into shape. Made of a suede-like material, this 2-by-2-foot bandana absorbs nearly a cup of water The Eye-Fi is the first wireless memory card for digital cameras. SurroundXi, a speaker system by RAPHA International, is encased in a seven-inch-long aluminum tube that fits easily in a beach bag.

Travel Clothing Shop for travel clothing, including Buzz Off insect repellent apparel

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