Travel at the holidays doesn’t always mean visiting family. Sometimes it means taking a bucket list trip, like an international vacation. These three products make international easier, safer and more economical.
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International Travel on Our Minds
When we asked readers of TravelingMom and TravelingDad about their holiday travel plans, we found that one quarter of them will travel, but they won’t be going home to see family. Instead, they’ll be going somewhere else. At least some of them are planning bucket list trips like an international vacation.
These three products can make international easier, safer and more economical.
A Better Cell Option
Cellular costs can add up, especially when you’re traveling overseas. T-Mobile ONE offers unlimited data and texting and flat rate calling in more than 140 countries. No more searching for an internet café, buying international SIM cards or even worse, having one of your kids forget to turn off their data and coming home to a huge bill.
In fact, there’s never any sticker shock because T-Mobile bills are straightforward. Sales taxes and regulatory fees are included, and there’s no annual contract.
Even better, T-Mobile helps you keep the family entertained. Netflix is included on family plans, which is great for when you get stuck at the airport. And T-Mobile includes complimentary Wi-Fi and texting with Gogo In-Flight Internet on domestic flights.
A Smarter Debit Card for Kids
My kids are in high school and college now—and they are world travelers. Sometimes they let me come along with them, but not always. When they travel on their own, I want to make sure they have enough money, but I don’t want them to have cash they could lose. I also don’t want them to have unfettered access to my credit cards.
The Greenlight Smart Debit Card for Kids is the answer. Your child gets his or her own personalized debit card to use but parents maintain control. We can monitor the card’s use through the Greenlight app on our phones. The card works with all banks, money can be added from anywhere, and you can set budgets for specific stores. Via the app, parents also can approve bigger purchases, and even automate weekly allowances. The family plan includes cards for up to 5 kids.
Even better, the funds on the card are FDIC insured, so it’s safe. And if your kid loses the card, you can shut it off immediately via the app.
A Better Personal Grooming Product
The new Finishing Touch Flawless is a device with an 18-karat gold plated rotating head that sweeps away unwanted facial hair PAIN FREE. It looks like a lipstick and is TSA-approved, so it’s perfect for travel. Unlike other hair removal processes, there is no redness or irritation after using the Finishing Touch Flawless, so makeup goes on smooth. This wonder product is small enough to pack easily–it looks like a lipstick. That means it’s also easy to pack.
You can always pack more to give as gifts. But if you are giving it as a gift, make your life easier by ordering it online and having it delivered to your final destination. Flying is enough of a hassle. Don’t try flying with gifts. Instead, order gifts from an online company that offers free delivery (Amazon Prime, Walmart and a host of others offer free delivery) and have the product delivered directly to your final destination. Then buy a roll of wrapping paper when you arrive and wrap the gifts at your destination.
If you need more gift ideas for the travelers on your holiday list, check out our 2017 gift guides: