Wearable technology clothing for awesome travel

    Wearable technology clothing: Scottevest RFID Travel Vest

    Wearable technology clothing for awesome travel

    Wearable technology clothing – one of the best travel hacks that you should know – as well as using our FREE Downloadable Ultimate Traveling Packing List of course 🙂

    Whether you’re going tactical in Iraq, or just traipsing around ‘off the beaten track’, the right clothing will make your life easier.

    People can spend a fortune on travel tickets, luggage, hotels but often overlook travel clothing.

    By wearing practical travel clothing, not only can you benefit from comfortable, lightweight/warm gear but many other aspects:-

    • Save time ironing by using wrinkle-free/non-iron clothes
    • Top quality high-technology materials are often far lighter and thinner, thus saving more space (and reducing weight) for packing
    • Wearable technology clothing reduces a lot of the hassle we face when travelling (e.g. using the Travel Vest to whizz through security when flying)
    • Multiple pockets, innovational ideas and well-designed clothes all solve problems we didn’t even know we had
    • Moisture-wicking clothes keep us fresher for longer
    • Synthetics and other revolutionary textiles (e.g. Travel Vest’s stain-proof coating make laundry a breeze)

    Bottom line – by spending wisely on your travel clothing, you save money in the long run for the rest of your holiday!


    Wearable Technology clothing – Travel Vest

    Most people would never think of wearing a travel vest, but trust me – it’s the first ‘travel hack’ I’d recommend to anyone.

    The Travel Vest I recommend is the Scottevest RFID Travel Vest for Men Scottevest RFID Travel Vest for Men

    26 pockets hold everything you can possibly fit – all in custom-sized and ingenious pockets. Two pockets for smartphones/ipods, earbud clips, water bottle holder, ipad sized pocket, rear ‘poachers pocket’ to fit laptop, books etc.

    Never again lose anything – carry anything, and everything, with this superb vest.

    Use Scottevest to keep all items to hand and to breeze past security. Rather than faffing about removing all your electronic items, wallet etc. at the Xray/scanners, just remove the vest and place in it’s own tray.

    Watch for the envious glances from the security guards.

    On board, hang the Scottevest from the chair hanger (most seats have them) and then in an emergency, just grab it and run rather than worrying about your case.

    Wearable Technology clothing – wrinkle-free/non-iron formal shirt

    If you’re anything like me, you want to wear a nice, formal shirt – for meetings, nights out etc. – but can’t be assed ironing. Or you iron a nice shirt, then a struggle to pack and keep it wrinkle-free.

    The answer is to get with non-iron and wrinkle-free shirts such as the Ministry of Supply - Future Forward Dress Shirt

    What’s so great about these shirts is never crease, never need ironing and always look terrific.

    I’ve worn these shirts in humid and hot Dubai, and also cold and breezy Kiev, and never felt uncomfortable due to their breathability. In addition to being moisture-wicking, they also stretch 4 ways to fit perfectly.

    Wearable Technology clothing – travel shirt

    Wherever you are travelling, you need an all-round travel shirt. Comfortable enough to be wearing roughing it, on safari or even instead of a jacket.

    The travel shirt I always take with me anywhere is the Scottevest TEC shirt Scottevest TEC Shirt

    Fitted with plenty pockets – including a small change pocket for tips – to help keep things out of trousers pockets (phones, pens, wallets). Comfortable enough to wear on its own, or over a base layer in the evenings, this travel shirt gets even more comfortable the more you wear it – and they last forever!

    Ideal shirt, or light over-shirt/jacket for cooler nights.

    Comfortable, practical, loads of pockets (including concealed-carry and coins/change) make this an uber-practical must-have shirt for travel.

    Wearable Technology clothing – base layer

    Don’t make the mistake of thinking you should only consider a base layer in cold weather.

    A classic undershirt will protect you from temperature changes, and keep cool and dry in humid and hot climates

    Without a doubt, you must try the Ministry of Supply - Breathe Easy Tee

    As an added bonus, they look just as cool as an outer layer as they do a base layer!

    Wearable Technology clothing – boxer shorts

    Guys – the only underwear you need are Scottevest Travel Boxers Scottevest Travel Boxers

    Lightweight, breathable, odour resistant, moisture-wicking and will keep you fresh all day.

    Ideal also for swimming, and include two ‘secret’ pockets for money, passports etc.

    Save space in your packing by buying a few pairs of these – and they’re easily cleaned and quick-drying (especially in hotel sinks – apparently!)

    Wearable Technology clothing – socks

    When you’re looking for travel socks, don’t make the mistake of buying thin socks. Thicker socks – of the right materials – will still allow your feet to breathe whilst wicking moisture away, with the benefit of being more comfortable.

    Look no further than the Ministry of Supply Smarter Travel Sock Ministry of Supply - Smarter Travel Sock

    The Ministry of Supply Smarter Travel Sock looks after your feet four ways:-

    1. Odour control
    2. Dynamic Ventilation
    3. Moisture Wicking
    4. Supremely comfortable

    I’ve worn these socks traipsing around the Emirates A380 Business Class bar, with thick boots in Yemen, and with business shoes in Dubai, and not once did they let me down.

    Simply superb socks – without a doubt, the best socks I’ve ever worn. Keep your feet fresh – no odour – as well as comfortable, whilst socks stay in place (no wrinkly ankles!) no matter how far you walk/travel.

    Finally, don’t forget to download our FREE Ultimate Traveling Packing List here

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    Travel Like a Rockstar – Ultimate Traveling Packing List

    Ultimate Travel Packing List

    Travel Like a Rockstar – Ultimate Traveling Packing List

    Here’s a great freebie for you – my Ultimate Traveling Packing List – free to download and share via the Evernote public link here.

    Why is this an ultimate traveling packing list?

    Ultimate Traveling Packing List

    Ultimate Traveling Packing List

    I’ve honed this list over many years of travel, using many different systems – databases, apps, spreadsheets, Moleskines etc.

    Nothing beats the checklist, and Evernote works fine off any mobile. This ultimate traveling packing list is suitable for business trips, weekends away, Everyday Carry (EDC) to the longest trips.

    As well as listing every item I could possibly need for travel, I’ve also included my current personal choices and links for further information. I’ve also added any notes, ideas, reviews, or references as to why I’d recommend specific kit.

    How to use the ultimate traveling packing list

    Ideally, save the public note to your Evernote by clicking the ‘Save to Evernote’ box in the top right corner.

    Note: You don’t need Evernote to view the list, and you can print the list from there. However, to get the best functionality, use Evernote and then you can edit the list to suit your own circumstances. You can get a FREE month of Evernote Premium by using this link Evernote: 1 month Premium FREE

    If you’re not using Evernote, just print the list off and check the items you pack as you pack. On returning, review the list again and find all the items checked to ensure you haven’t forgotten anything.

    The public link will always take you to the latest version, but if you’d like to edit your own version make sure you COPY the note into your own version within Evernote BEFORE editing.

    More information on what’s on my ultimate traveling packing list

    Over the years and miles that I’ve travelled, I’ve picked up some great travel tips, travel hacks, gadgets and ‘cool shit’.

    Where I’m particularly pleased about some of my swag, or just want to share a review or a recommendation of something, I’ve created kit lists on kit.com for your perusal.

    1. Travel like a Rockstar
    2. Practical clothing for travel
    3. Cool clothing for colder climates
    4. (I’ve got the) Power
    5. Contraband box
    6. Pack like a Ninja
    7. Photography Kit
    8. Favourite Books: travel, lifestyle design, fun, self-help, business,  management

    Go there, take a look around, see what I’ve got to say, and I’ve also included links (where appropriate) for you to buy – if you feel suitably inspired 🙂


    Brunch Budget Beds – cheap Dubai hotels

    Hotel Review JW Marriott Marquis Dubai: Towers 2

    Brunch Budget Beds – cheap Dubai hotels

    This article is an update on our Brunch Budget Beds series, where we review cheap Dubai hotels that cost less than a Dubai brunch.

    Brunch Budget Beds Objective: cheap Dubai hotels

    Simple – we want to prove that there are great cheap Dubai hotels, of business class standard, and available cheaper than the cost of a brunch!

    So, Brunch Budget Beds is a series of articles where we are looking to find the best cheap Dubai hotels.

    Cheap Dubai hotels - One of our Brunch Budget Beds: JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

    One of our Brunch Budget Beds: JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

    Brunch Budget Beds Rules: cheap Dubai hotels

    As with any challenge, there needs to be some clear rules:-

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    Why you should join IHG Intercontinental Ambassador

    Why you should join IHG Intercontinental Ambassador

    IHG Intercontinental Ambassador is the loyalty program from IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group) that is exclusive to their luxury Intercontinental hotels and resorts.

    Although it runs separately from IHG Rewards Club, there are still benefits to joining – not least being granted Gold Ambassador status, which can be recognised at any IHG hotel:-

    • Hotel Indigo
    • Crowne Plaza
    • Holiday Inn
    • Holiday Inn Express
    • Kimpton
    • Hualuxe
    • Even
    • Staybridge Suites
    • Candlewood Suites


    Intercontinental Ambassador gets you one free night at the stunning Intercontinental Kiev, worth over 350 Euros a night

    Intercontinental Ambassador gets you one free night at the stunning Intercontinental Kiev – worth over 350 Euros a night!


    IHG Intercontinental Ambassador Benefits

    By joining IHG Intercontinental Ambassador, you are entitled to the following benefits:-

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    Fly First Class Cheap: Fly the Etihad Apartment by brunching

    Fly First Class Cheap: Etihad A380 First Class Apartment by brunching

    Fly First Class Cheap: Fly the Etihad Apartment by brunching

    You CAN learn How to fly first class cheap in the Etihad First Class Apartment by brunching.

    Before we start, this post may not be for everyone – there’ll be some tough love, some no BS talk, and some work – but the result is worth it.

    So if you’re easily offended, or want to sit on your ass and take no action, or you can’t think positive then perhaps it’s best you find another article to waste your time on.

    However, if you’re serious about travel hacking, and want the results and are prepared to put the effort in, then read on – you’re welcome!

    Fly Etihad A380 First Class Apartment by brunching

    Fly Etihad A380 First Class Apartment by brunching

    Fly First Class Cheap: The 3 Steps How to fly Etihad A380 Apartment by brunching

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    YMMV Your Mileage May Vary

    YMMV Your Mileage May Vary

    YMMV Your Mileage May Vary

    Your Mileage May Vary.
    One important term you will see regularly in articles about travel hacking is “YMMV Your Mileage May Vary”.

    What this means is that for a variety of reasons, one person’s experience of a deal, promotion or process may differ greatly from another person’s.

    YMMV Your Mileage May Vary

    YMMV Your Mileage May Vary

    Why YMMV Your Mileage May Vary

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    School of SPG 7 – Register for SPG promotions

    School of SPG 7_Register for SPG Promotions

    School of SPG 7 – Register for SPG promotions

    One of the best ways to benefit from the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program is to register for SPG promotions.

    So now you’ve joined SPG, or have a SPG-earning credit card, most people forget perhaps the best way to earn Starpoints – register for SPG promotions.

    School of SPG 7_Register for SPG Promotions

    School of SPG 7_Register for SPG Promotions

    Why you should register for SPG Promotions

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    Movenpick JLT Nosh Brunch – a fine freebie, cheers UBK

    By Eat Drink Stay Dubai / November 8, 2016
    Movenpick JLT Nosh Brunch_Desserts 1

    Movenpick JLT Nosh Brunch – a fine freebie, cheers UBK

    Full Disclosure: This Movenpick JLT Nosh Brunch Review was ‘paid’ for using a voucher won as First Prize in the UBK Pub Quiz 🙂

    Movenpick JLT Nosh brunch: Introduction

    • Name: Nosh Brunch
    • Location:  Movenpick JLT, Cluster A
    • Visited: August 2016
    • Cost: FREE – voucher allowed 8 people at brunch with 3 drinks* each (voucher worth 2,400 AED)
    • Style: Buffet style, self service
    Movenpick JLT Nosh Brunch_Desserts 1

    Movenpick JLT Nosh Brunch_Desserts 1


    Movenpick JLT brunch: What I ate

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    Travel Books I Recommend {regularly updated}

    Travel Guide Books_DK Pocket Atlas

    Travel Books I Recommend {regularly updated}

    I’m often asked to recommend books – as I love reading – so a good place to start is Travel Books I recommend.

    I’m often asked the travel book I recommend the most, and it’s always the same, simple answer – an atlas.

    • Anyone at any age can take inspiration from it
    • Every time you read it, you learn something new
    • It opens up your mind to exploration
    • You discover more about the world around – and away from – you

    This pocket-sized atlas has served me well for years, as it covers facts and figures, flags, maps and every country’s own specific data (languages, economy, capitals, climate, people & society etc.)

    In my opinion, it’s the first book any child should have in their hands, as it opens up the world of travel and other cultures to them.

    Travel Books_DK Pocket Atlas

    Travel Books_DK Pocket Atlas


    Travel Guide Books

    Travel Guide Books are generally in 3 distinct types:-

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    Dubai Marina Yacht Club Breakfast – Dubai’s best proper Full English?

    By Eat Drink Stay Dubai / November 4, 2016
    Dubai Marina Yacht Club Breakfast Full English 1

    Dubai Marina Yacht Club Breakfast – Dubai’s best proper Full English?

    Edit: Sadly, since writing this article, Emaar have closed down DMYC to construct a new property in its place. This article will remain in place as a tribute, but try Brasserie 2.0 at Le Royal Meridien Reform Bar and Grill at the Lakes for a great ‘proper’ breakfasts.

    The Dubai Marina Yacht Club Breakfast is as much a Dubai institution for visitors and expats alike as brunch is.

    Here’s the lowdown on one of the best ‘proper’ ‘Full English’ breakfasts you’re likely to find in Dubai.

    Dubai Marina Yacht Club Breakfast: Introduction

    Situated on the lower/Marina level of Dubai Marina Yacht Club, 25° 55° Bistro is an all day dining cafe/restaurant. The Yacht Club also houses YOTS sports bar and Aquara restaurant at Level One. Although 25° 55° is open all day – and the Fish and Chips are fantastic – this review will only focus on their breakfast.

    Ever since my first visit to Dubai in 2010, because it’s a ‘proper’ Full English, the Dubai Marina Yacht Club breakfast has always been popular. Weekend mornings are especially busy, with expats recovering and refreshing themselves in the varied menu of 25° 55°.

    There are seats inside and outside, with stunning views over the Marina – where one can sit and dream of the yachts, or just marvel at the cityscape.

    As Marina Walk passes underneath the Yacht Club canopy, it’s also a great place for ‘people watching’ whilst taking in some delicious food.

    Whilst it’s less busy during the week, there’s often yacht brokers hanging around inside chatting about their ‘next big deal’ like they’re Philip Green.


    Dubai Marina Yacht Club Breakfast Full English 1

    Dubai Marina Yacht Club Breakfast Full English 1


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