OluKai Malie ~ Soft, Gorgeous Boot with Hawaiian Vibes

OluKai is known for "bringing the Aloha vibe along with them wherever they are in the world".  This Hawaii shoe brand originally started out with beachy, warm weather styles.  Their focus was on comfort and quality, with a touch of that laid back tiki-inspired flair. Now they’ve brilliantly expanded with a premium leather boot line.  They've used their same signature footbed that's gained them a dedicated following, and nicely transitioned it into some new fall/winter season styles. Some of the new styles totally exude that Hawaiian flair, and if I were able to wear heels, my first choice would have been this beauty…   Isn’t the whip stitching detail fantastic?  So unique and classy. But alas, I’ve always wanted a pair of classic chelsea boots to wear roaming around Europe one day.  I knew I'd want a pair that was fabulously comfortable, and the OluKai Malie got rave reviews for comfort. So that was my pick, and here’s what I found after wearing a pair for a … [Read more...]

Aventura Clothing Winter Line ~ Ambassador Picks

Every season a big highlight for me is seeing what Aventura Clothing has in their new women's clothing line.  As a married mom with kids who still loves fashion… discovering Aventura has changed my life.  It fits right in that sweet spot of attractive, stylish, on-trend clothing - while avoiding dressing like a teenager, or a grandma.  It boggles my mind that more clothing companies don’t see that huge need, but at least Aventura does. Add in comfort, eco-friendly fabrics, and that it's a family owned business.  You don't need to look any further.  Here are my top Ambassador outfit picks from the Aventura Clothing Fall/Winter 2016 line.  I've also got a few Ambassador Coupon Codes to share, good for 60% off your Aventura order, so leave a comment if you'd like to try one of these great pieces. Ambassador Pick - Aventura Winter Outfits In addition to the three outfits I receive as an Aventura Ambassador, I love their clothes so much that I end up purchasing several additional items … [Read more...]

Must-See New Haiku Bag Designs for Fall

Coming to you from the hip Northwestern US, Haiku Bags are a must have for any outdoor adventuring gal.  I love their use of durable recycled materials, fun decorative details, and meticulous attention to bag design.  Once you’ve used an organized, adorable Haiku Bag… you’ll never go back! Here are some of my absolute favorites, two of which are completely new styles this Fall: The Haiku Renaissance (Mama!) New for Fall 2016, what an incredible multi-use bag this is!  Have you ever thought to yourself, “I just need a nice sized, catch-all bag with lots of organization, that I can use for anything my day brings”?  Then you’ll be thrilled to discover the Haiku Renaissance Mama. This hobo shaped, generous sized bag could be used for: Work tote - there’s a padded laptop sleeve Workout bag - tuckaway strap holds yoga mat or jacket Diaper bag - "Mama" diaper changing kit available Plus each end has an external drink holder pocket (Woo hoo!  Nicely done, … [Read more...]

The Versatile Mari Convertible Sweater by Allison Izu

Allison Izu is a designer from Hawaii, who has started a women's line of comfortable, stylish clothing.  Each of these pieces is 100% made in Hawaii, and are ideal for travel.  While a small collection, the tops and bottoms are easily interchangeable and come in versatile styles. Always in search of the perfect travel wrap, I was happy to get to try out a  Mari Convertible Sweater. Allison Izu Travel Clothing You'll notice on their website that the Allison Izu line is ideally designed for women that are 5'6" in height or less.   At 5'10", I wasn't sure whether the Mari would work for me?  It definitely does, and I experienced no sleeve or body shortness. The first thing I liked about this line, is that the pieces have interesting style elements.  Yet they are not so Uber-Urban that they're just a little too outlandish to fit in with my wardrobe.   Lots of flattering draping. I'm all about comfort, and love the casual yet classy look. The colors and any patterns are fairly … [Read more...]

Order Gorgeous Glasses That Fit With Coastal’s MyFit Tool

Ordering prescription eyeglasses online is easier than ever before.  Being a life long glasses wearer, I've tried this a few times myself and was recently impressed with my Coastal experience. Coastal is the largest online eyewear retailer, featuring gorgeous designer styles that will instantly catch your eye.  With over 1,500 styles to choose from, selecting your favorite would be nearly impossible.  That's where the MyFit tool comes in handy, which will also help ensure you order a pair of frames that will fit you comfortably. Coastal Eyewear ~ Huge Selection, Boutique Feel When you first arrive on the Coastal Eyewear page, you'll notice the classy boutique feel.  One option is to browse their attractive selection by gender and general shape.  Or you may prefer to shop by brand, material, or even color. I found myself cutting right to the chase, and letting the MyFit Tool help you find a frame with the ideal fit.   I was shocked at the results. Get the Perfect Fit With … [Read more...]

Gear Girl Review ~ Tamrac® HooDoo 18 Camera Backpack

You adventure into some amazing outdoor places, and having a real camera along (not just your phone) to take photos is highly desirable.  But do you want to risk tossing it in your backpack with your other hiking gear, to get scratched or damaged?  That dilemma is solved with the comfortable and practical Tamrac® HooDoo 18 Camera Backpack. Tamrac® HooDoo 18 Camera Backpack Review The Tamrac® HooDoo 18 is a specialized camera backpack, which contains a handy, top loading padded compartment to safely store and easily retrieve your camera.  This protected compartment is large enough to also hold a lens and some other accessories, yet a good depth so that the contents are still easily viewed and retrieved. "But I need a real backpack, for real hiking" you say?  Read on... you'll get that, too. Features: This is a legitimate backpack, with all the comfort features you'd want while taking a decent hike.  In addition to the padded camera compartment, This small-to-medium sized pack … [Read more...]

Ecōths Mens Clothing Offers Urban Rugged Styles

One of the perks for my husband, of being married to an Aventura Clothing Ambassador, is getting to try out some pieces from their mens line:  Ecōths.  This eco-friendly apparel features comfortable styles and natural fabrics like organic cotton. I love Ecōths for the look... dubbed "urban rugged" on their website, this is a mens clothing brand that will have your outdoor guy looking his best.  And the best part is, he will want to wear the Ecōths mens clothing you selected for him, because it's so comfortable. Crafted with special design details and an earthy color palette, this small but quality line is sure to have a style that will work for camping, a family BBQ, dinner and a movie date, or your next vacation. This season they've added some awesome new features: A Coolmax® polyester / organic cotton blend that makes their awesome button down shirts even awesomer.   The unique moisture-wicking and wrinkle-resistant properties for summer adventures. The Handy … [Read more...]

How to Take Breathtaking Photos With the Panasonic Lumix ZS60

Photography is one of those things that I truly love, that I wish I were better at, and that I wish I had more time to pursue.   Capturing your travels and everyday life adventures helps you savor and relive those memories later on.  And as a blogger, I feel like having beautiful photos can do so much to complement the written word. Sadly, I've had neither the time, nor the budget, to formally "get into" photography. Happily, there's the new Panasonic Lumix ZS60! After receiving one of these amazing little point-and-shoot cameras at my recent TravelingMoms Disney Retreat, I've had the opportunity to try it out in a few settings.  I'm blown away by the breathtaking photos this little camera takes. Impressive Features of the Panasonic Lumix ZS60 Just released this March 2016, the new Panasonic Lumix ZS60 is a powerful little camera.  All in a compact, easy to take with you device, you get features like: 30x Ultra-zoom 4K Ultra HD video recording, you'll never miss … [Read more...]

Aventura Clothing Spring Line ~ Great Looks from Beach to Mountains [Discount Code]

The temperatures are finally getting warmer, and it's time to take a look at your wardrobe for any upcoming Summer adventures!  As an Ambassador of Aventura Clothing, I've been able to try out some fantastic pieces from their Spring/Summer line.   I absolutely love the looks they've offered this season, and wanted to share what I feel is the "best of the best" here with you. Aventura Clothing is a boutique, high quality line that offers a great fashion option for real women who don't want to dress like a teenager, but still like to look stylish and on-trend.  Much of their clothing is made from eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton, bio-based modal, and rayon from bamboo. Part of what I love about Aventura Clothing is how comfortable it is.  It runs true to size, but is typically has a generous cut (bless their hearts!)  I love that the fabrics are so soft, and styles so flattering.  Whether it's work, play, or travel... I find myself wearing it almost every … [Read more...]

NasalGuard® Allergy Blocking Gel Will Give You All The Relief You Need This Allergy Season

It’s that time of year again. Instead of anticipating warmer weather and fun spring break adventures, millions of Americans are dreading allergy season. Cold and flu like symptoms, scratchy throats and itchy eyes will plague people for months. Tired of living like this? Relief and freedom from crippling airborne allergies is finally here.     NasalGuard® Allergy Blocking Gel Relief   NasalGuard Allergy Blocking gel is a safe, non-drug alternative to traditional over the counter allergy medications. Instead of taking pills, NasalGuard provides an easy topical solution to alleviate allergy symptoms. It protects from common airborne allergens such as pollen, dust and pet dander. People who travel frequently for work or leisure are often plagued even more severely by allergy symptoms since they’re encountering a variety of allergens as they touch down in different places. NasalGuard is convenient to carry and the perfect on-the-go solution for anyone who … [Read more...]