I’m starting a new monthly series on the blog showcasing some helpful travel related finds.
I regularly get requests to review new products, websites or apps for travellers and I always reject them. The reason being I just don’t have the time.
But, I know some of the things I’m rejecting could be a useful product for you to know about. We want to be a curator of helpful information for you. So to work around this each month, I’m going to put out a post sharing my picks for the month.
These will be any products, websites, books or apps that I feel might be useful for you.
I’ll disclaim on those products that I have received for free. But, just to be clear, no products will feature in my picks of the month if I don’t believe they are a great find.
September Picks of the Month
I’ve actually been using these wovii towels for months now and adore them.
They’re the best towels I’ve ever taken on the road. They are super light, soft, bright and colourful made from a unique type of microfiber that is incredibly soft and extremely absorbent. They don’t feel stiff or scratchy like other chamois do. (I tell ya I hate chamois!)
Wovii towels soak up the water like a sponge – just a few pats of the towel and you are dry.
They’re also really useful to use as a blanket if you need a little warmth. I’ve wrapped them around my shoulders plenty of times during my early morning meditation.
A definite add to your suitcase and perfect for families. (oh and for all those parents of girls – wovii towels make the perfect Elsa and Ana capes. Just get the pink and purple ones)
Mini Micro Scooters
This was one of the best purchasing decisions we’ve made on this road trip. This scooter is expensive at $120, but I’d buy it all over again in a heartbeat.
Our travelling friends, The Block Shoppers had a Mini Micro for their kids, and Savannah would often steal it for a little ride. She quickly became so good at riding it and so addicted to it. We decided to buy a scooter for her birthday and brought a cheaper Princess Sofia one from Target. She couldn’t ride it and it just did not compare to the micro. So we coughed up the extra cash to buy her one.
It’s amazing. It has three wheels and a flexible handle for maneuvering. Now instead of demanding to be carried everywhere, she just rides her scooter and it occupies her for hours in the caravan parks zipping around with her friends.
Looking for a comfortable and versatile shoe?
Something that can get wet, doesn’t give you blisters and looks cute. Meet Mox shoes.
I love the season brights – my purple moxis go with so many of my clothes.
My Mox shoes are starting to replace my flip flops as my standard day wear. I can wear them to the beach, out casually, and even out to dinner of an evening with a dress.
Perfect! They are soft, comfortable, and dry quickly after getting wet. They are also brilliant shower shoes in the campgrounds. Flip flops just don’t cut it and they cause you to slip and slide everywhere. These don’t.
They’re not so good for dirt and sandy environment as the sand kicks up between the gap. They’re made from man-made rubber. Definitely deserve a spot in your suitcase.
Only $20 from Target, these were so worth it for bringing fun back to the beach.
Totally loving watching my girls taking on the surf here on Cable Beach in Broome. Savannah had a wipeout and hasn’t jumped back on it yet, but boy was she loving it when she did.
I wrote about this in our latest post here on keeping entertained on our road trips. I think the $12 a month for the premium version of Spotify is so worth it. Totally loving all the music I now have access too without needing an internet connection.
My Yellow Dress from Anatomie
A while back I featured some stylish and comfortable clothes from Anatomie via a partnership with them. One of my favourite items was a white dress. It’s now met its match with this bright yellow dress. I just feel good in it. Comfortable and happy.
I wear it every chance I get and it’s perfect for our current Broome summer weather.
Apps and Websites
Nomad List is a new site that investigates suitability of cities around the world for digital nomads. It looks at cost of living, internet speeds, air quality, temperature and a few more. Which city do you think is top of the list for digital nomads?
You can see more about this new travel planning and hotel booking site in this post. You can see our favourite hotels we’ve stayed at in Australia so far here.
Peek is an app (only iPhone at the moment boo hiss) that lets you find the experiences you want to have an lets you book them from your phone. Lists of certain types of experiences and activities in destinations are curated by travel experts. Looks like a cool one to try.
Travelling Spoon helps you experience cuisine by offering in-home meals and cooking classes with hosts. Operates in Asia only at the moment – a fantastic place to explore food!
Daily Yoga App
I’ve been into the yoga here in Broome and making great progress. Thankfully someone from our community recommended the Daily Yoga App, so I don’t have to lose all I’ve gained and continue my practice no matter where I am.
We also featured some great travel planning tools over here this week.
Books and Blog Posts
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I’d been hearing about Gone Girl for months and then everywhere I turned I saw it. I knew I had to read it and then a friend appeared with it for me! I loved this thriller, BUT the ending killed me. I really wanted something different.
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
This book is for anyone wanting to create anything that adds value and serves on a deeper level. It’s the best path to success.
I love how Ashlee talks about blogging is a choice and making money from it is not an entitlement. I also love how she lists the many different ways you can support your favourite bloggers. It’s just a tiny way of saying thank you and is what keeps your favourite bloggers blogging.
- Seven strange questions that help you find your life purpose and 5 lessons from 5 years of traveling around the world Two genius posts from Mark Manson, some of the best I’ve ever read.
- How travel has changed my life a fantastic post for anyone thinking of whether travel can really make a difference.
Disclaimer: Items with marked with a * were given to me to try