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Ultimate Journeys for Two: Extraordinary Destinations on Every Continent

Ultimate Journeys for Two: Extraordinary Destinations on Every Continent Book Cover Ultimate Journeys for Two: Extraordinary Destinations on Every Continent
Mike Howard
National Geographic
Paperback
272

Written by the founders of HoneyTrek.com, this inspiring book reveals hidden-gem destinations and insider tips for unforgettable couples travel.

In these informative pages, Mike and Anne Howard—officially the World's Longest Honeymooners and founders of the acclaimed travel blog HoneyTrek—whisk you away to journeys of a lifetime. Drawing on their experience traveling together across seven continents, they curate the globe and offer tested-and-approved recommendations for intrepid couples, bringing culture, adventure, and romance to any couple--no matter their age or budget.

This is the perfect book for those who travel in pairs and has a decent travel budget and lots of time.

Surface 2 Tablet

The 10” tablet that comes with Office.

At just under 1.5lbs, and pre-loaded with Office 2013 RT,1 Surface 2 lets you carry less while you do more. Also available with AT&T 4G LTE.2

Editor’s Notes: This is a good tablet for the price (about $499 on Amazon). Some comments reported on Amazon are that its amazing, works as advertised, simple, functional, outstanding all that it does for the price.



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Garmin Forerunner 220 – Black/Red Bundle

  • GPS running watch with high-resolution color display
  • Tracks distance, pace and heart rate¹
  • Identifies personal records
  • Connected features²: automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, live tracking, social media sharing
  • Compatible with free training plans from Garmin Connect

Editor’s Notes: This is a good watch for the price (about $299 on Amazon). Some negative comments reported on Amazon are that Garmin Connect does not work with OS 10.6 or earlier. Many didn’t like the manual and says that the manual needed a manual.

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Garmin Nüvi 52LM 5"Portable GPS

Essential Series Navigation for Your Car

  • 5.0″ display
  • Maps of the lower 49 states, plus lifetime map¹ updates
  • Lane assist with junction view
  • Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time
  • Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest
  • Spoken turn-by-turn directions

Editor’s Notes: This is a good portable GPS for the price (about $99 on Amazon). Some negative comments reported on Amazon are that it does not come with a manual. Some do not like that on this unit you don’t have option to take the POI (Point of Interest) arrow off the scene. However, everyone seems grateful that the have simplified updating the maps.

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BOSS Audio BV12.1 Boss Audio

  • Single DIN Mounting
  • Resolution: 800 x 480 Pixels
  • RDS (Radio Data System),Rear View Camera Input
  • USB And SD Memory Card Ports
  • What’s in the box:User manual, Warranty card, Wiring harness with ISO connector and ISO cables, Wireless Remote Control, BV9968BI Receiver itself with IPod cable attached, detachable front panel in carrying case

Editor’s Notes: This is a good radio for the price (about $150 on Amazon). Some negative comments reported on Amazon are that the screen is fragile and needs to be pampered so that it will not stop working. Others love the simplicity of the design. That installation and programming were made simple.  Compared to its competitors, this head unit gives the most bang for the buck.

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Panasonic RPHT480CK Headphones

  • Dynamic, lightweight Monitor Headphones
  • Deep, natural bass and beat with large 50mm diameter drivers
  • Integrated inline remote and mic controller for iPod/iPhone/iPad
  • Maximum comfort with wide-padded headband and earpads
  • Flat-fold design for easy portability
  • Stylish carrying pouch
  • Single-sided flat cord
  • Cool choice of colors: glossy black, silver and white

Editor’s Notes: This is a good set of headphones for the price (about $55 on Amazon). Some negative comments reported on Amazon are that they can be confining after extended wear. Also that while the bass is great there is sometimes a muffled sound to the lyrics.  This product is highly praised for its durability also.

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Britax 2 Pack EZ-Cling Sun Shades

Keep your child cool and shield them from UV rays and sun glare with the BRITAX EZ-Cling Window Shades (2 pack). The unique cling design with a lightweight, reinforced frame makes application and repositioning a breeze. The BRITAX EZ-Cling Window Shade safely clings to the vehicle window with a UPF 30+ sun protection. The additional mesh screen provides shade to keep your child cool while maintaining driver visibility. Use the wire frame to easily remove the BRITAX EZ-Cling Window Shade and store it away to reuse again and again. The 19 x 12 in (48 x 30.5 cm) size is designed for an optimal fit to most vehicle rear-side windows.
Product Features
Unique cling design with a lightweight, reinforced frame simplifies application and repositioning
UPF 30+ sun protection blocks UV sun rays
Mesh screen reduces sun glare and keeps your child cool while maintaining driver visibility
19 x 12 in (48 x 30.5 cm) size for an optimal fit on most vehicle rear-side windows
Easily stores away to reuse again and again
Two (2) Shades Included

Keep your child cool and shield them from UV rays and sun glare with the BRITAX EZ-Cling Window Shades (2 pack). The unique cling design with a lightweight, reinforced frame makes application and repositioning a breeze. The BRITAX EZ-Cling Window Shade safely clings to the vehicle window with a UPF 30+ sun protection. The additional mesh screen provides shade to keep your child cool while maintaining driver visibility. Use the wire frame to easily remove the BRITAX EZ-Cling Window Shade and store it away to reuse again and again. The 19 x 12 in (48 x 30.5 cm) size is designed for an optimal fit to most vehicle rear-side windows.
Product Features:
Unique cling design with a lightweight, reinforced frame simplifies application and re-positioning
UPF 30+ sun protection blocks UV sun rays
Mesh screen reduces sun glare and keeps your child cool while maintaining driver visibility
19 x 12 in (48 x 30.5 cm) size for an optimal fit on most vehicle rear-side windows
Easily stores away to reuse again and again
Two (2) Shades Included
Editor’s Notes:

These are good baby shades for the price (about $9.50 on Amazon).  The positive comments are people love the ease with which they can be adjusted and moved and there are no suction cups to worry with unlike most others.



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Revolution SE Single Stroller

  • Swiveling front wheel allows for superior maneuverability, locks forward for increased stability jogging or when the terrain turns tough
  • Easy, two-step folding, lightweight frame for convenient transport and storage
  • State-of-the-art, adjustable suspension system provides an exceptionally smooth ride
  • Accessory adapter allows for quick and easy attachment of BOB Infant car seat adapter or snack tray
  • Ultra-padded, adjustable reclining seat for enhanced seating comfort, five-point padded harness keeps your child comfortably secure

Editor’s Notes: This is a good baby stroller for the price (about $349 on Amazon). Some negative comments reported on Amazon are that the seat does not recline easily. That for this price it should have had a one handed adjustable hand bar.
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True Air Allergen-Reducing Air Cleaner

  • Allergen-reducing air cleaner for large-size rooms up to 160 square feet
  • Permanent HEPA-grade filter removes airborne allergens
  • Filter can be vacuumed clean; no replacement filters to buy
  • 3 Ultra-quiet speed settings; tower design; simple control knob
  • Measures 8-1/2 by 6 by 13-1/2 Inch

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