A Traveler's Edge

Plug - Traveler's Friend
Powerful Airport Friend Maker
Ever find yourself needing an airport power outlet to charge your laptop, phone, or iPad?

Did you discover that everyone else had the same need, and all the outlets were being used?

Gain an edge by carrying one of the "orange outlet thingies" that turn one outlet into three.

It's a really great way to power up and make new friends at the same time.

Note: I was given an "orange thingie" by my friend Andy Sernovitz at a conference his company hosted last year.  I've been carrying it ever since.  I seem to make a new friend and start a conversation every time I pull it out of my bag!  Thanks Andy.

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  • Katy Rey
    Oct. 21, 2011
    fantastic idea!

    Here's my great travel idea ... a completely different subject ... but here goes ... I'm out of the box, er, over the edge, whatever!

    When packing liquid cleansers (face, bodywash, etc.), squeeze the amount onto a washcloth and then stick this in a zipper baggie.
    1) It's extremely handy to use (make one for each day you're traveling ... of course this is best for those 2- or 3-day business trips)
    2) It won't leak! (I always double-baggy things ... put all my little baggies into one big zipper bag and squeeze out all the air) - it will easily fit into your luggage
    3) You'll pass Customs with a breeze - they only look at liquids and gels
    4) You'll have zipper baggies to keep all your "wet" things when returning home

    I can't take credit for this, but I also can't remember where I read it ...
  • Jeff Shuey
    Feb. 27, 2011
    LUV IT! I'm going to Ace Hardware tomorrow. I think you need to patent it with the cool name you already gave it --- The Friend Maker. You can fashion in the same vein as the Colt Peacemaker --- which served a very different purpose in a very different time. http://guns.wikia.com/wiki/Colt_Peacemaker

    btw --- Andy didn't give me one of those orange thingies. Now I've got something to lord over him.

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