Top Travel Items for August 2015

Each month, I will be sharing my travel favourites from the previous month. The items featured will be ones I can’t travel without and would highly recommend to other explorers.

In this video, I share my favourite items I’m digging for the month of August 2015:

Roam Mobility

Roam Mobility Data Talk Text Plans

During my travels in Michigan for Electric Forest and California for VidCon this summer, I used the Roam Mobility Text+Talk+Data plan so I could share all of my adventures with you in real time.

Roam Mobility is a mobility service that offers Canadians travelling in the United States unlimited roaming packages for a great price. My favourite words in one sentence…unlimited and good price. The plan I chose cost $3.95 CAD a day for unlimited data, talk and text and also comes with a voicemail and caller I.D., but you can choose a plan that best fits you and your trip.

Neti Pot with Himalayan Salt

Neti Pot Cleanse

The neti pot can be traced back thousands of years in India, where it was used as a cleansing technique in Hatha yoga. In fact, it was during my travels in India when I was introduced to the neti pot for the first time.

What is a neti pot and what does it do?

The neti is used for nasal irrigation, which entails flushing out your nasal cavity with a saline solution. This magical tea pot looking device has multiple benefits including: sinus relief, balancing your mood, spiritual awakening and flushes allergens, bacteria and infection-causing mucus out of the sinuses.

I bring the neti pot with me on all my travels and use regularly to help keep me healthy.

Travel Size Refillable Perfume Bottle

mycharge portable charger

Although I love collecting perfume samples from my local drugstore to bring with me on my travels, I do prefer to bring my everyday perfume with me. Since I only travel with a carry on, I recently purchased a travel sized refillable perfume bottle so that I can bring my favourite perfume, J’adore with me without any trouble.

Chrysalis Cardi

Chrysalis Cardi

When I came across a clothing brand called Encircled, I automatically fell in love. This company offers the perfect clothing to travellers. My favourite, the Chrysalis Cardi, is a piece that can be worn in over 8 different ways. From an elegant one-shoulder gown, to a cozy cocoon cardi, to a classic infinity scarf and more. I love how there are so many possibilities of how to wear this all in one design making it the perfect item of clothing for the travelling type.

Portable Chargers

mycharge portable charger

myCharge is a Michigan-based manufacturer that makes portable chargers. Depending on what you will use your charge for will depend on which one is best suited for you as myCharge offers several. My favourite is the HubPlus portable charger. If you’re like me, and your phone dies several times throughout the day, then a portable charge is a lifesaver. I would highly recommend every traveller to own one of these as they are affordable and extremely convenient.

Shantaram

Shantaram

If you are looking for a GREAT read, then go and get your hands on Shantaram. This book is one of the best stories I’ve ever read. This is a true story about a man named Gregory David Roberts who was born in Australia and was sentenced to 19-years in prison for a series of armed robberies. He escaped prison and spend 10 of his fugitive years in Bombay where he established a medical clinic for people living in the slums and worked as a counterfeiter, smuggler, gunrunner and street soldier for a branch of Bombay mafia. I must warn you. This book will be one that you can’t put down once you start reading. It’s really that good!

Now comes the extra fun part…Giveaway time!

This month, I partnered with Roam Mobility to give one of you the following:

  • Que smartphone

  • Roam Mobility SIM card + U.S. phone number

  • 14 day Talk+Text+Data plan

How do you enter?

  1. Leave a comment below telling me where you in the United States you are travelling to next.

  2. Sign up for my email subscription to get updates and extra travel goodies sent straight to your inbox

Only Canadians are eligible to win this giveaway.

I will announce the winner on September 14th, 2015 on Facebook. So, be sure you have given the Hopscotch the Globe Facebook page a “like” so you can find out if you are the winner.

Kristen Sarah has one of the leading YouTube travel channels and is the head honcho of award-winning travel and lifestyle website, Hopscotch the Globe. She’s also a television host and actress. You can catch her most recently guest starring in Season 4 of Angry Planet and Season 1 of Fabulocity.

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23 Comments

  1. September 14, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    Palm Springs, 100 degrees and a new golf challenge. Roam Mobility is probably the only way to go for US and Mexico travel.

  2. September 14, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    Flying to Santa Barbara for my birthday tomorrow

  3. September 10, 2015 / 4:14 am

    I am going to San Diego for a month to be with my 1 year old grandson!!!! My first grandbaby!!!! I cant wait!!!

    • September 10, 2015 / 8:59 am

      Yay! What a special trip this is going to be for you. Congratulaitions.

  4. Courtney
    September 9, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    Hey!!! I want to go to Miama and eat. I’ve never been but heard it’s got some amazing Latin cuisine, as well as little Haiti… I can imagine the plantain and creole sauce nom nom nom. And well of course some beach time and sunsets 🙂

    • September 10, 2015 / 9:00 am

      I’ve only ever been to Miami on a layover and would love to go and spend some time there. It sounds like such a good place to party and eat some delicious Latin food.

  5. Christina D
    September 9, 2015 / 9:11 pm

    New York City is where I’ll be travelling next and I’m looking forward to it, it’s been a while since I’ve last visited.

    • September 10, 2015 / 8:59 am

      Love NYC! What’s your favourite part about the city? Do you ever go see any of the shows?

  6. Gail
    September 3, 2015 / 12:11 am

    Palm Springs, CA in October. Looking forward to sunshine, shopping and great people.

  7. Gail
    September 3, 2015 / 12:09 am

    Palm Springs, CA in October to shop and enjoy the sunshine:)

  8. September 2, 2015 / 11:23 am

    Hawaii! It will be my first time there and I’ll be traveling from PEI and visiting all of the islands(hopefully) while I am there! Can’t wait! Reason for the trip is vacation with family, but I will be spending most of my time with my camera. Woo!

  9. September 2, 2015 / 10:48 am

    Great blog! I am looking forward to travelling to Curacao in 2 weeks!

  10. Amanda
    September 1, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    from Toronto to Milwaukee! Why? Cheese 😀

  11. Destinie
    September 1, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    I am actually in Florida right now! Working at Disney for a year in Epcot, why not? Plan on backpacking afterward. From Ontario. 🙂

  12. Tami
    September 1, 2015 / 5:07 pm

    Florida…time to take the children on a vacation!!

  13. September 1, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    Thanks for featuring our Chrysalis Cardi! I'm so glad you're loving the design + hopefully finding more fun ways to wear on your adventures. <3

  14. September 1, 2015 / 12:20 am

    I’ll be travelling to Florida in October! Two weeks of sunshine smile emoticon

    • September 1, 2015 / 10:04 am

      Excellent. What will you be doing there?

  15. Keri Dunham
    August 31, 2015 / 5:43 pm

    Looks like we’re doing the Erie canals and the inland waterways next on our adventure through the U.S. via sailboat!

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