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This 5-ounce container holds a full-sized beach towel, from Lightload. Photo by Clark Norton

This 5-ounce container holds a full-sized beach towel, from Lightload. Photo by Clark Norton

 

The Blackout Pocket from Scottevest is, appropriately, black, and protects your digital data. Photo by Clark Norton

The Blackout Pocket from Scottevest is, appropriately, black, and protects your digital data. Photo by Clark Norton

With just a week to go before Christmas, it seems like a good time to mention some gadgets and smallish travel items that are easy to carry but can come in useful on a trip — and which make great stocking-stuffers for the baby boomer traveler on your list.

These items all have a few things in common: they’re compact in size, they meet travel needs and wants, and they’re all nicely designed and packaged. In short, besides being useful, practical or in one case just enjoyable, they’re well-marketed.

If you have a hiker or camper or other kind of outdoorsy person in mind, this full-size beach towel from Lightload comes in a small 5-ounce waterproof container (pictured)… Continue reading

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well, as companies produce gadgets that wouldn’t exist without smartphones. Or folks traveling with smartphones. Here are two that I think baby boomer travelers will find useful.

A little boy -- someone's grandson? -- watches a video using a Keyprop to hold up the phone. Photo from Keyprop.

A little boy — someone’s grandson? — watches a video using a Keyprop to hold up the phone. Photo from Keyprop.

The first new gadget is pretty ingenious: it’s called a Keyprop. You can use it to prop up your phone so you can read from it, watch videos and or even take selfies (if you download an iPhone app) without having to hold onto your phone.

In the shape of a key — it fits on your key ring so you’ll always have it — Keyprop is made of hard rubberized material and comes in a variety of colors like green, red, blue and black. It fits virtually all smartphones by inserting the prong into the… Continue reading

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According to government and private surveys:

  • Leading-edge baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1955) and seniors account for four out of every five dollars spent on luxury travel today.
  • Roughly half the consumer spending money in the U.S.--more than $2 trillion--is in the hands of leading-edge baby boomers and seniors.
  • Baby boomers (born 1946-1964) travel more than any other age group.
  • When asked what they would most like to spend their money on, baby boomers answered “travel” more than any other category, including improving their health or finances.

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