Welcome to the November edition of our monthly series, Favorites, Recommendations & Coveted Item, where we share our favorite travel products that we’re loving each month. This month we traveled quite a bit but have just three very useful items to share with you. If you want a complete holiday guide to the best presents for travelers, then check out this post.
With all the travel we’ve been doing, we’ve heavily relied on city specific apps to help us navigate on public transportation. Some that we have genuinely loved are the Rejseplanen app for Copenhagen, Rome Metro Free by Zuti app for Rome, Berlin Subway app for Berlin and both the Tube Map and Bus London apps for London.
They were super efficient and effective, making them incredibly easy to use. If you’re traveling to one of these cities in the near future, be sure to download these apps before you head out. They’ll be a life saver when you just can’t walk anymore.
Although we have linked the apps to iTunes, they are also available on Google Play.
If you’ve been in the reading/travel scene lately, then you’ve probably seen this book pop up in convo (or online) more than a few times. Our curiosity got the best of us (good thing it did) and we looked into what this book was all about, after all, the cover is incredibly intriguing! Who wouldn’t want to read a book where the catch phrase is, “An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders”, are we right? But we know better than to just fall for catchy titles. But we are happy to say, after some research, we would totally recommend this book for all travelers! Here’s why:
- It is not your average guidebook…it talks about places (over 700) you never knew existed.
- If you’re into lists, this will satisfy you.
- If you need photographs in your book, this will satisfy you.
- If you prefer your travel books to be organized in comprehensive categories, this will satisfy you.
- Most importantly, if you want to seek out the obscure places of the world, this will satisfy you!
ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer.
Price: starting at $17.50 (hardcover)
Available for purchase at Amazon.
BeardBrand’s Beard Trimming Scissors
Surprised to see this on our coveted? Don’t be. We assure you, it’s real. Kapil has had his eyes on this pair of scissors (for the beard he’s been growing and grooming) since we stumbled upon it earlier this month.
The design of the scissors allows for more control while trimming due to its ergonomically the shaped handle which allows your third finger to go through the hole and use the rest of the handle to rest your two fingers. Made from Japanese steel, with a HRC rating of 55 – 56 (professional hair cutting scissors are at a hardness rating of 59 – 60 and a price tag between $250 – $500) and a final assembly in Taiwan, this is quite possibly the best scissors a man can buy. Makes for a great gift for the man who’s very particular about their beard grooming in your life.
Best part? It meets TSA requirements for travel.
Available for purchase at Beardbrand.
Hope you enjoyed this month’s series and found it helpful! See you next month with more favorites, recommendations and coveted item. Till then, Happy Shopping and Happy Travels!
Disclaimer: We are not sponsored by any of these brands, we simply suggest the items we use and love.