Summer Survival Guide

Brave the heat with these items

By: By Anne Burke

When summer travel kicks into high gear, the pickpockets and pesky mosquitoes are never far behind. We’ve found some clever solutions to these perennial problems, plus a new antidote for airborne ear pain. And clients can carry them all in a stylish tote.

Fill’er Up
Timbuk2 Cargo Tote
This canvas tote from Timbuk2 stands out in a crowded field with its cool-looking, three-panel design and tough construction. Zip top, removable shoulder strap, waterproof vinyl liner and vibrant color combinations. Large is big enough for a weekender with room to spare. S, M, L, XL. (Large is 16.5 in. wide, 12.75 in. high and 8.5 in. deep.) $50-$80.


Sock It Away
Zip-It Socks
A pickpocket can spoil a client’s otherwise lovely vacation. These socks contain a cleverly concealed zipper pocket for stashing cash and keys. White and black. 80% cotton, 10% Lycra spandex, 10% nylon. $12.99 per pair.




Don’t Bug Me
BfZee Mosquito and Insect Repellent Wipe
Outdoor summer travel means increased exposure to mosquitoes and other flying insects. These towelettes contain a measured dose of repellent sufficient to cover an adult’s arms, legs, neck, shoulders and face. Contains 30 percent Deet, recommended by public health officials for avoiding West Nile Virus. $1 each.




The Pressure’s Off
For clients who experience ear discomfort due to rapid changes in altitude, plane travel can be downright painful. These ear plugs contain a tiny regulator that slows rapid cabin pressure. Good for one flight only. One pair, $8; two pairs, $15.50.