In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with John Rowland from S2A Modular.
Who are you, and what do you do?
My name is John Rowland and I’m the president and co-founder of S2A Modular. I consider myself a visionary with a passion for designing homes, communities and real estate. My 20+ years of experience spans across land entitlement, land development and development feasibility analysis – but most recently, has shifted focus to engineering the most advanced, self-sufficient homes in the world.
After seeing a gap in the market, my partner Brian Kuzdas and I founded S2A Modular – the company to produce electrically self-sustaining, custom luxury homes. We’re changing the way the world understands residential buildings – creating a new standard in stylish design, construction speed, tailor-made features with high-end materials, “surplus energy income” and smart-connected living.
What problem does your product/service solve?
There’s a multitude of worldwide changes happening in the residential and commercial real estate industry that our #GreenLuxHomes address:
Energy bills are rising and there’s too much reliance on an energy grid that’s vulnerable and antiquated.
Property values are dipping
Commercial buildings are inefficient.
New houses haven’t caught up to advances in technology
Sustainability is changing worldwide
S2A Modular is truly creating a new category of custom homes that simply aren’t comparable to any traditional site-built, modular or other types of residences.An S2A home is immediately superior in long-term value, upon appraisal, to a traditional home – and for good reason. Simply put, a Green Lux Home saves money, time and energy, while reflecting the ultimate level of sustainability, luxurious design, high-end materials, full smart home ecosystem features and an overall better way of living. Our homes are constructed with high-end custom or predesigned models and superior performance materials, which provides self-sustaining power, using exclusive energy storage and solar technology that eliminates energy bills (and may even result in energy companies paying you for your contribution back to the grid). Our homes are fully connected smart homes with smart appliances, energy features and security features controlled with a single mobile app. Not to mention, all these exclusive features result in a higher home value than traditional homes.
What are you most excited about right now?
I’m most excited to be bringing our product to mass market. Over the past year, we’ve focused our efforts on fundraising, networking with key industry players, getting involved in major sectors of the market, showcasing how our product works and the impact we can make on the world. We’ve truly been focused on building a strong foundation that can help us take S2A Modular worldwide, even further than we could’ve ever imagined.
What’s next for you?
We’re working on something exciting for 2020, which we haven’t actually shared too much of yet. S2A Modular is currently developing housing solutions for the nation’s homelessness population by providing affordable, sustainable housing that can be built for 20 cents on the dollar compared to similar structures being purchased by the U.S. government. We plan to sell these homes nationwide for less than the cost of an average car, and they’ll be electrically self-sustaining to run completely off grid.
We’re also in the works of finalizing a licensing agreement, which will allow us to expand the S2A MegaFactory worldwide. We will be working with a few major industry partners to quickly and efficiently build and fulfill large orders of #GreenLuxHomes across the globe.
What’s a cause you’re passionate about and why?
There’s a huge human trafficking problem right now, and as a father, this cause is near and dear to my heart. I recently got involved in supporting the organization Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), which works to rescue victims of human trafficking and sex trafficking, with a specific focus on children. Over the past five years, O.U.R. has rescued 2,603 victims and assisted in the arrests of more than 1,365 traffickers around the world. To support this organization, I took a little-known passion of mine in the design, engineering and manufacturing of sunglasses to donate 100 pairs of glasses that will be sold to help raise money to support the work of O.U.R. This is an incredible organization and it was an honor to be able to use my passion in sunglass design to support their efforts to help human trafficking victims.
Thanks to John for sharing his story. If you’d like to connect, find him on LinkedIn here.
We’re constantly looking for great real estate tech entrepreneurs to feature. If that’s you, please read this post — then drop me a line (drew @ geekestatelabs dot com).
Whether you’re purchasing a new pair of eyeglasses, stocking up on over-the-counter medications, or paying for your child’s daycare, there may be certain expenses your health insurance plan doesn’t cover.
In those cases, having a flexible spending account, or FSA, could help you save money. This special savings account lets you set aside pretax dollars to pay for eligible out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, which in turn can lower your taxable income.
Let’s take a look at how these accounts work.
What Is an FSA?
An FSA is an employer-sponsored savings account you can use to pay for certain health care and dependent costs. It’s commonly included as part of a benefits package, so if you purchased a plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace, or have Medicaid or Medicare, you may no longer qualify for a FSA. There are three types of FSA accounts:
• Health care FSAs, which can be used to pay for eligible medical and dental expenses.
• Dependent care FSAs, which can be used to pay for eligible child and adult care expenses, such as preschool, summer camp, and home health care.
• Limited expense health care FSA, which can be used to pay for dental and vision expenses. This type of account is available to those who have a high-deductible health plan with a health savings account.
How Do You Fund an FSA?
If you opt into an FSA, you’ll need to decide on how much to regularly contribute throughout the year. Those contribution amounts will be automatically deducted from your paychecks and placed into the account. Whatever money you put into an FSA isn’t taxed, which means you can keep more of what you earn.
Your employer may also throw some money into your FSA account, but they are under no legal obligation to do so.
You can use your FSA throughout the year to either reimburse yourself or to help pay for eligible expenses for you, your spouse, and your dependents (more on that in a minute). Typically, you’ll be required to submit a claim through your employer and include proof of the expense (usually a receipt), along with a statement that says that your regular health insurance does not cover that cost.
Some employers offer an FSA debit card or checkbook, which you can use to pay for qualifying medical purchases without having to file a reimbursement claim through your employer. 💡 Quick Tip: When you have questions about what you can and can’t afford, a spending tracker app can show you the answer. With no guilt trip or hourly fee.
What Items Qualify for FSA Reimbursement?
The IRS decides which expenses qualify for FSA reimbursement, and the list is extensive. Here’s a look at some of what’s included — you can see the full list on the IRS’ website.
• Health plan co-payments and deductibles (but not insurance premiums)
• Prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses
• Dental and vision expenses
• Prescription medications
• Over-the-counter medicines
• First aid supplies
• Menstrual care items
• Birth control
• Home health care items, like thermometers, crutches, and medical alert devices
• Medical diagnostic products, like cholesterol monitors, home EKG devices, and home blood pressure monitors
• Home health care
• Day care
• Summer camp
Are There Any FSA Limits?
For 2023, health care FSA and limited health care FSA contributions are limited to $3,050 per year, per employer. Your spouse can also contribute $3,050 to their FSA account as well.
Meanwhile, dependent care FSA contributions are limited to $5,000 per household, or $2,500 if you’re married and filing separately.
Does an FSA Roll Over Each Year?
In general, you’ll need to use the money in an FSA within a plan year. Any unspent money will be lost. However, the IRS has changed the use-it-or-lose-it rule to allow a little more flexibility.
Now, your employer may be able to offer you a couple of options to use up any unspent money in an FSA:
• A “grace period” of no more than 2½ extra months to spend whatever is left in your account
• Rolling over up to $610 to use in the following plan year. (In 2024, that amount increases to $640.)
Note that your employer may be able to offer one of these options, but not both.
One way to avoid scrambling to spend down your FSA before the end of the year or the grace period is to plan ahead. Calculate all deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, prescription drugs, and other possible costs for the coming year, and only contribute what you think you’ll actually need.
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How Can You Use Up Your FSA?
You can consider some of these strategies to get the most out of your FSA:
• Buy non-prescription items. Certain items are FSA-eligible without needing a prescription (but save your receipt for the paperwork!). These items may include first-aid kits, bandages, thermometers, blood pressure monitors, ice packs, and heating pads. Check out the FSA Store to find out which items may be covered.
• Get your glasses (or contacts). You may be able to use your FSA to cover the cost of prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, and sunglasses as well as reading glasses. Contact lens solution and eye drops may also be covered.
• Keep family planning in mind. FSA-eligible items can include condoms, pregnancy tests, baby monitors, fertility kits. If you have a prescription for them, female contraceptives may also be covered.
• Don’t forget your dentist. Unfortunately, toothpaste and cosmetic procedures are not covered by your FSA, but dental checkups and associated costs might be. These could include copays, deductibles, cleanings, fillings, X-rays, and even braces. Mouthguards and cleaning solutions for your retainers and dentures may be FSA-eligible as well. 💡 Quick Tip: Income, expenses, and life circumstances can change. Consider reviewing your budget a few times a year and making any adjustments if needed.
Flexible Savings Account (FSA) vs. Health Savings Account (HSA)
You may have heard of a health savings account (HSA). It’s easy to confuse it with an FSA, as they share some similarities.
Both types of accounts:
• Offer some tax advantages
• Can be used to pay for co-payments, deductibles, and eligible medical expenses
• Can be funded through employee-payroll deductions, employer contributions, or individual deductions
• Have a maximum contribution amount. In 2023, people with individual coverage can contribute up to $3,850 per year, while those with family coverage can cset aside up to $7,750 per year.
That said, there are some key differences between HSAs and FSAs:
• You must be enrolled in a high deductible health plan in order to qualify for an HSA.
• HSAs do not have a use-it-or-lose-it rule. Once you put money in the account, it’s yours.
• If you quit or are fired from your job, your HSA can go with you. This happens even if your employer contributed money to the account.
• If you’re 55 or older, you can contribute an additional $1,000 to your HSA as a catch-up contribution — similar to the catch-up contributions allowed with an IRA.
• If you withdraw money from your HSA for a non-qualified expense before the age of 65, you’ll pay taxes on it plus a 20% penalty.
• If you withdraw money from your HSA for any type of expense after age 65, you don’t pay a penalty. However, the withdrawal will be taxed like regular income.
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Flexible spending accounts are offered by employers and can be a useful tool for paying for health care- or dependent-related expenses. Notably, you fund the account with pretax dollars taken from your paycheck, which can lower your taxable income and help you save money.
You typically need to spend your FSA money within a plan year, though your employer may give you the option to either roll over a portion of the balance into the next year or use it during a grace period. There are also guidelines around what you can spend the FSA funds on and how much you can contribute to your account.
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When it comes to perfume, the actual scent is important. But, like, I just really, really enjoy surrounding myself with pretty things — which is why shopping for perfume bottles is one of my favorite things to do. Besides doomscrolling, but that’s neither here nor there.
So many fun and unique fragrances can double as home decor without ruining the scent. And think about how creative you can get with designing your little collection of pretty perfume bottles on your dresser, bathroom vanity or even out in the living room. It’s also so fun to get a “you smell really, really good” and a “that perfume bottle looks great in your room” at the same time.
Peep below for a list of some of my favorite pretty perfume bottles that will blend right in with any home decor vibe but still actually smell good.
1. Valentino Donna Born In Roma Eau de Parfum, $130
Featuring the signature Valentino studs, this perfume bottle can be a focal point in any room. As far as the fragrance itself, it’s a healthy mix of floral with a bit of woodsy edge.
2. Maison Margiela ‘REPLICA’ Mini Coffret Set, $75 (Orig. $99)
Obviously, the REPLICA perfume bottles are part of the brand’s appeal. However, I’m an even bigger fan of the delicate mini coffret perfume bottles. Featuring cult-favorite REPLICA perfumes like Beach Walk (my absolute favorite), Jazz Club, Lazy Sunday Morning, By the Fireplace and Bubble Bath, the value is unreal.
3. Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum, $133
The Gucci Flora bottle is as cheerful and Bridgerton-y as the fragrance itself. With notes of pear blossom, white gardenia and patchouli, you’re basically ready to be out in society. But, like, without the women-as-property bit.
4. Gucci Flora Gorgeous Magnolia Eau de Parfum, $133
If purple as both a color and a general vibe is more your thing, then Gucci also made a deep berry Flora fragrance.
5. Gucci Flora Gorgeous Jasmine Eau de Parfum, $133
For good measure, I’m adding this gorgeous green bottle of the Gucci Flora parfum, with key notes of jasmine and sandalwood. You know, if you want to collect them all a la Ash Ketchum.
6. Jo Malone London Nashi Blossom, $112
This modern and simple Jo Malone bottle is perfect if you’ve curated a perfectly chic and minimal aesthetic. But the big sphere on top adds the perfect touch of spice to a playful spring scent.
7. CHANCE EAU TENDRE Eau de Toilette, $110
While the CHANEL No. 5 bottle is fun and all, it doesn’t come close to the absolute perfection that is the round CHANEL CHANCE bottle. I mean, I can basically smell the fresh and fruity floral scent from just looking at the picture.
8. Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy, $101
OK, is there anything more iconic in the perfume world than the actual daisy on top of the Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume? I think not!
9. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Fenty Eau de Parfum, $140
If you haven’t smelled even a whiff of the Fenty perfume, I’m sorry to tell you that your life is utterly boring. With notes of magnolia, musk and blueberry (yes, blueberry), it’s an unreal spicy and sensual scent. Obviously, the sleek amber bottle is the perfect vessel for it.
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Inside: Looking for the best travel essentials? Look no further! This guide has everything you need to pack for a trip.
There’s no feeling quite like the thrill of embarking on a new adventure, and with these top-notch travel essentials, your journey is set to be an absolute blast!
These travel essentials play a crucial role in not just enhancing your travel experience but also in keeping your trip organized, efficient, and absolutely “funner”!
Prepare to soar into hassle-free travel filled with joy, convenience, and unforgettable moments.
Many of my readers diligently save for their vacation and sometimes forget the small details like – travel essentials.
Traveling can transform from a stressful ordeal into an exciting escapade when armed with these must-haves that smart travelers swear by.
So, buckle up for an exhilarating journey ahead, knowing you’re perfectly prepared to take on the world. Let the adventures begin!
What are Travel Essentials?
Getting back to travel? Isn’t it just lovely!
Well, travel essentials are your new best friend! Waves of seasoned globetrotters have prepared this special guide for your benefit.
These items qualify as essentials because they streamline the packing process, afford comfort while traveling, and add a dash of fun to your adventures.
Also, there are so many cool gadgets available now that make traveling seamless.
What things are essential for Travelling?
Before you head off on the trip of your dreams, pack the right travel essentials to maximize your fun!
Meds: Don’t forget your prescriptions and common medicines for allergies or pain. Remember, health first!
Travel Insurance: Give yourself peace of mind by buying travel insurance – especially if you are traveling internationally.
Travel Credit Card: Credit cards are a simple way to pay when traveling. Make sure you have no foreign transaction fees!
Document Copies: Keep digital copies of essential documents to minimize panic and ensure quick verification in case of loss. And share this with someone in case you lose your phone!
Joyous journeys come from well-prepared travelers!
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What are 3 items to take on vacation?
Embrace the exhilarating aura of preparing for your much-awaited vacation!
Tuning into your needs and wants as a traveler, three crucial items stand out as top priority:
Anti-Theft Bag: This is an ideal travel companion – it comes with built-in security features that keep your belongings secure, reducing the risk of theft during your travels. With advancements in fashion, you can now find stylish options with exceptional functionality, making them perfect for vacations where style and security are priorities.
eReader: like the Kindle Paperwhite, makes the perfect vacation companion as it combines the portability and weightlessness of a single book while providing the capacity to store thousands of novels for entertainment. Moreover, its adjustable light settings and long battery life facilitate reading during transit, whether it’s mid-flight or at night, without disturbing others – a luxury traditional books can’t offer.
Tech Organizer Case: ensures all essential tech accessories like cables, adapters, and devices are neatly organized and easily accessible. This not only eliminates the hassle of rummaging through your bag for a tangled cord but also helps to maximize the efficient use of space within the bag.
Remember, the key is to pack smart and embrace savvy travel essentials that optimize comfort and convenience!
Best Travel Essentials Everyone Wants
Planning for a trip often entails the excitement-charged task of selecting the right essentials to pack.
This section highlights the best travel essentials that everyone craves, from the appropriate attire to tech gadgets, that go a long way in enhancing convenience during your journey.
These items, carefully curated by experienced travelers, promise to make every trip, whether short or long, a hassle-free experience.
1. Apple AirTags
Get ready for your next adventure with a travel essential that’s as smart as it is useful – the Apple AirTag.
This tiny gadget can make your trips stress-free by preventing the harrowing instances of lost luggage.
As a modern-day traveler, you’ll love the security it brings to your journeys. Simply sync the AirTag with your ‘Find My map’ and place it in your luggage to keep track of your belongings from point A to point B.
Lost luggage is increasingly common, but with an Apple AirTag, you’re covered.
Don’t forget these handy AirTag holders!
2. Travel Backpack
A travel backpack is your next must-have travel essential!
It’s an easy and convenient way to keep all your essentials – think wallet, phone, keys, passport – in one place, and with some even featuring a built-in USB port, you’ll never run out of battery on the move.
Its versatility and functionality, such as several compartments for organization and a separate section for shoes, are just unbeatable. Seriously, these travel backpacks are way cooler than your backpack from high school!
3. Luggage Scale
Traveling soon? Don’t even think about neglecting the trusty luggage scale!
This small but mighty tool, loved by frequent travelers like us, is your ticket to a stress-free journey.
With this compact gadget, say goodbye to dreaded overweight baggage fees.
Pack it in your carry-on for on-the-go convenience and weigh it with precision every time. One of my best gifts ever!
4. Anti-Theft Bag
An Anti-Theft Bag offers peace of mind when traveling, with built-in safety features deterring theft. These bags aren’t just secure but also fashionable, which is perfect!
The locking zippers act as a deterrent against potential theft as they add an additional barrier of protection.
Moreover, the incorporation of RFID blocking technology in these bags ensures your valuable information stays protected. This technology prevents identity theft by safeguarding any object with an RFID chip, such as passports issued after 2006 and credit/debit cards, from being read through your bag.
While traditionally, anti-theft bags have been seen as lacking in style, new versions of these bags are coming up in several fashionable options. As stated, they are now available in various colors like navy, charcoal, merlot, and blush apart from the usual black.
5. Underwater Action Camera
As a travel essentials superstar, the Underwater Action Camera ensures you never miss capturing a thrilling aquatic adventure. Turning ordinary snapshots into extraordinary keepsakes, this camera becomes a must-have for wanderlust souls.
Remarkably sealed, this camera captures stunning photos even from underwater.
Perfect for beachy holidays, and even more beneficial for snorkelers and swimmers.
Get for a tech-free vacation!
Pro tip: Master using this camera during daylight for better results.
6. Bluetooth Earbud Transmitter – Perfect to Use Your Airpods Pro
Head off on your next adventure armed with the Twelve South Bluetooth Audio Transmitter. This coveted travel essential turns your flight into a personal cinema!
Its superb features include high-quality sound transmission, pairing capabilities with airplane TVs, and functioning as a headphone splitter.
Ideal for tech-savvy travelers and those who love using their own headphones.
7. External Portable Charger
Don’t forget your portable charger – it’s a true travel hero! Imagine never running out of battery while navigating unfamiliar territories or capturing memorable moments.
This external power bank ensures your devices always stay juiced up.
Lightweight and compact size
Can charge multiple devices at once.
Expert tip: Choose a charger that can power your device type at least 4x from zero battery.
8. Lightweight Luggage
Investing in lightweight luggage helps travelers avoid excessive baggage fees.
This is what we did over ten years ago and I can truly say we have saved thousands of dollars.
Look for luggage that weighs less than ten pounds. With most airlines capping luggage weight between 40-50 pounds that gives you 30-40 pounds of your stuff that you can pack.
While it is an upfront investment in new luggage, you will significantly reduce the risk of incurring additional fees.
9. Travel Wallet
This is something I picked up right before my last flight (teal of course)! I loved it because it was lightweight and compact size for easy carrying. Even in my yoga pant pocket!
Heald exactly what I needed with organized compartments for ID, cash, and credit cards
Sleek design that suits any style
RFID protection to keep your information safe
Travel wallets are perfect for minimalist travelers who love simplicity and security.
Learn how much cash can you fly with. It is more than your travel wallet!
10. Passport Holder
A passport holder: the travel essential you never knew you needed.
It’s the perfect companion for safeguarding your most priceless travel accessory – your passport.
Super convenient, passport holders come equipped with slots for important IDs, boarding passes, and even stashed currency.
The RFiD-blocking feature ensures your personal details remain secure from potential scams.
If you are traveling internationally, then this is something you want to seriously consider.
11. Tech Organizer Case
It’s a must-have to neatly stash all your tech essentials. Never be frazzled by tangled cords or lost chargers again.
The Tech Organizer Case, like the top pick FYY Electronic Organizer, is your ultimate travel buddy ensuring a clutter-free trip.
Ample space for multiple chargers, durable, and easy-to-use zippered compartments.
Be the organized traveler everyone envies!
12. Portable Door Lock
You mustn’t miss out on the Portable Door Lock when packing your travel essentials! This compact lock adds top-notch security and peace of mind to your trips.
Portable door locks are hot on the list of travel essentials because of their simplicity – easy to use, install, and pack in your luggage.
Best for solo travelers and Airbnb guests, this device prevents unexpected entrance even with a key.
Pro tip: Always test the lock right after installation for foolproof safety.
13. Carry-On Rolling Luggage
With precise packing, it is feasible to fit everything you need into this one carry-on, thereby ensuring a seamless travel experience.
Picking the best carry-on rolling luggage for your needs requires careful consideration. Rolling luggage with 4-wheels can be ideal as it takes the weight off your wrist and can be rolled effortlessly by your side.
Spacious enough to accommodate all your travel essentials like laptop, shoes, etc.
Opt for brands that offer a good warranty to ensure the durability of your luggage.
If your travel involves different types of terrain or switching from airports to cobblestones, you might want to consider a wheeled backpack which can be rolled or carried as needed. Lastly, always ensure that your chosen luggage is lightweight, versatile, and
These suitcases not only provide convenience due to their mobility but also allow the freedom to avoid checked luggage.
14. Toiletry Bag
Toiletry bags have become an essential part of smart packing for travel.
Hanging toiletry bags, like the Bagsmart option, represent a game changer, contributing significantly to an organized, convenient, and hassle-free travel experience.
Pick one that has the ability to accommodate a week’s worth of travel-size toiletries.
15. Travel Duffel Bag
Whether it’s a long adventure or a weekend getaway, a travel duffel bag is incredibly useful.
It holds your essentials—clothes, tech gadgets, toiletry bag, keys, phone—safely and conveniently.
Remember the thrill of keeping all your belongings organized? You get that with the multiple compartments.
Also, let’s not forget about that separate section for shoe storage—talk about clutch!
Best feature? Some come with a built-in USB port to ensure your devices are always charged.
Expert tip: Look for a bag that’s airline-compliant, lightweight, and durable.
16. Travel Pillow
Ready for your next adventure? Don’t forget your travel pillow – it’s your key to ultimate comfort!
Many popular Travel Pillows offer tailor-made support for your head and neck, especially on those long-haul flights. It’s lightweight and packs easily, meaning less hassle for you.
Best for those who value a peaceful in-flight snooze, this game-changing essential comes with a memory-foam wall offering unmatched comfort.
Pro Tip: Pair it with the EverSnug travel blanket, It doesn’t just keep you cozy but doubles as a compact cushion too! Now, that’s travel made comfy and convenient!
17. Sunglasses Case
Off to a sun-soaked adventure, you need a nifty sunglasses case! It’s a must-have to safeguard your shades from damage while in transit.
Perfect for those eyeing to pack multiple pairs of sunglasses, you’d love this.
Expert tip – Choose a case that securely holds your glasses snugly, ensuring no damage takes place during the journey.
18. Contact Lens Case Kit
After my last late night flight, I was determined to find a better system for my contact. Enter the Contact Lens Case Kit.
Perfect for maintaining your vision care away from home, this kit boasts a mirror, mini solution bottle for your contacts, lens case, tweezer, and remover tool.
You can also get a contact lens and glasses case combo travel kit!
This handy, compact kit is an asset to anyone wearing contacts. Not only will it make your travel simpler, but it’s also affordable, priced under $10.
19. Reusable Water Bottle
Set off on your travels with the ultimate companion, a reusable water bottle!
Refill at any airport water fountain and save on plastic and expenditure – a savvy choice for our planet and wallet!
Plus this is a frugal green item with less plastic waste and sustainable hydration.
Expert Tip: Pack Liquid IV or Nuun tabs to make your drink a fun experience!
20. Packing Cubes
Say goodbye to disorganized luggage with packing cubes—your best travel buddy!
They’re a lifesaver for the frequent flyer seeking an organized and hassle-free travel experience. Especially those traveling with kids!
With features like shoe sleeves and compressibility, they’re ideal for chronic over-packers or shared-luggage travelers. I cannot say how helpful packing cubes are for trips!
21. Luggage Straps
Luggage straps are a travel essential you shouldn’t overlook! These handy accessories offer added security and ease for every traveler.
Designed with durability and convenience in mind, luggage straps, such as the TSA-approved luggage nylon straps, keep your checked bags secure during long flights. You’ll also love their visibility feature – bright neon colors that make your suitcase easily identifiable!
Ideal for people frequently on the go, they’ve garnered solid endorsements from seasoned travelers.
22. Travel Pill Box
Say goodbye to loose pills and experience medication portability at its finest with the Travel Pill Box – a real game changer for travel essentials!
The sheer convenience it offers makes it a must-have for every traveler.
The Travel Pill Box keeps your medications organized with multiple compartments that can be labeled as you wish.
Ideal for people on the go, it eliminates the need for bulky pill boxes and plastic bags.
Expert Tip: Allocate distinct sections for different medications and times of the day to ensure regularity even when your travel schedule is unpredictable.
23. Universal Travel Adapter
This top-quality adapter is a jet-setter’s delight, ensuring you’re always powered up on your globe-trotting adventures.
A travel adapter is a useful device that allows travelers to use their electronic devices in countries where different plug standards are used. It provides a hassle-free way to keep electronic devices like laptops, phones, or cameras powered up, vital for staying connected and entertained during international travels.
With its functionality in over 150 countries and capacity to charge six devices simultaneously, it’s perfect for the tech-savvy traveler.
Remember, it’s not a voltage converter, so ensure your devices are dual-voltage. If not, pack an adapter that converts voltage.
24. TSA Approved Luggage Lock
Secure your luggage with the TSA Approved Luggage Lock, an absolute must-have for every savvy traveler.
With this lock, enjoy peace of mind on your journeys, assured your luggage is safe and no one has been through your stuff!
Featuring easy-to-read dials, an inspection indicator, and a durable zinc alloy design, it’s perfect for frequent flyers and security-conscious travelers.
Expert Tip – Always lock your suitcase when unattended to deter theft. And carry an extra in case yours is lost.
25. TSA Approved Travel Bottles
These TSA Approved Travel Bottles are magnificent game-changers for any frequent flier.
They’re precisely designed, with an easy dispensing mechanism, and leak-proof tops, plus conform to TSA size limits.
A supreme choice for savvy travelers, they’re reusable, eco-friendly, and wallet-friendly.
26. Luggage Cup Holder
The Luggage Cup Holder is about to be your new jet-setting best friend. (In fact, I’m buying this for my son for Christmas.)
This genius accessory deftly holds your coffee or water bottle, freeing you up to maneuver through busy airports effortlessly.
Even better, it features a handy pouch for storing essentials like ID’s or credit cards.
Juggle less and travel more, with this brilliant travel necessity!
27. Compression Socks
Long-haul flights call for compression socks! They increase blood flow while reducing swelling and the risk of blood clotting which may occur due to prolonged periods of sitting, such as during long flights.
Thankfully, they are way more stylish than the traditional hospital-issued white compression socks. This has caused their popularity to soar, providing pressure from the ankle upwards, making them essential for flights.
These socks provide graduated compression especially high at the ankles and reduce upwards towards the knee, facilitating increased blood flow.
Moreover, they are not only meant for those with medical conditions, but also beneficial for travelers, athletes, and those who stand for long hours at work. They enhance overall leg health by minimizing swelling, fatigue, and discomfort, thus improving the quality of your daily activities and sleep.
28. Cruise Luggage Tags
Get ready to sail in style and convenience with one indispensable travel essential – cruise luggage tags.
It’s that little gadget you never knew you needed until you’ve used one and seen its magic.
Here’s why: These tags make your bags unmistakable, reducing the risk of losing them amidst a sea of sameness. It’s a godsend for frequent cruisers as your company-issued tags won’t fall off.
Go for brightly-colored, durable tags. A simple trick, but could save you from a world of lost luggage stress.
29. Laundry soap sheets
One of the best ways to pack less is to run a quick load of luggage on your trip. So, these laundry soap sheets come in handy! We also pack two dryer balls as well.
Ready to pack for your next adventure? Don’t forget laundry soap sheets, a travel game-changer! –
They’re lightweight and occupy minimal space. This is great when packing a minimalist capsule wardrobe.
No time to find a laundromat? Then, use SinkSuds which can be used anywhere!
30. Security Cameras at Home
Securing your home with surveillance cameras while traveling is a crucial precaution.
The peace of mind offered by a vigilant “electronic eye” is incomparable. These cameras capture real-time footage, aiding in deterring burglaries and providing evidence if needed. Perfect for frequent travelers, it assures your abode’s safety from afar.
When we travel, we install one inside our house with an instant notification on our phones. As motion is detected, a siren noise goes off, which I’m sure would terrify any intruder!
Expert tip: Opt for cameras with remote-access features, so you’re always a glance away from your home.
What are the five most important items you need for these vacations?
Setting off for your much-anticipated vacation?
Here are the top five must-have travel essentials for an easy-going and memorable adventure.
Travel Planner and Journal: This bundle is essential for planning your trip and keeping track of your daily activities. The planner helps organize your itinerary, while the journal provides a wonderful means to record memories and experiences from your trip.
Multipurpose Clothing: Items like versatile shoes or pants that are ideal for multiple activities such as hiking and sightseeing are crucial to pack. Such items can save you space in your baggage, simplify your travel outfits, and cover a variety of travel occasions or activities.
All-in-One Travel Bag: A multipurpose bag, like a fanny pack or backpack, is an important versatile travel essential. This item keeps your essentials within easy reach, aids organization, and can adapt to a variety of travel situations.
Personal Care Essentials: Depending on your destination and planned activities, personal care items may include sunblock, moisturizer, or insect repellant. They ensure you are prepared for the environmental conditions you may face and can greatly enhance your overall comfort and well-being during your travels.
Travel Luggage: This trendy luggage piece thrills travelers with its durability and sleek design. Make sure your suitcases are lightweight!
Remember, a well-prepared traveler is a happy traveler. Aim for comfort, protection, and convenience!
Which Essentials for Travelling are your Next Purchase?
Ready to embark on your next adventure?
Don’t let unexpected situations curb your enthusiasm – it all starts with being prepared.
Remember, travel isn’t just about the destination but the journey, and the journey includes packing well!
With these travel essentials ideas, you can load up your bags with high-quality travel gear, ensuring comfort and stress-free experiences during your trip and beyond. Many of which are actually Amazon travel must haves.
Investing in essentials now will not just save you money down the line, but also help avoid irritating travel hitches.
Whether it’s tangle-free cords, smart luggage, or convenient packing tools – each item on our list has earned its spot by proving its worth on countless journeys for me.
So, next time you’re planning a trip, remember to refer back to this list. Good preparation equals to great journeys!
Know someone else that needs this, too? Then, please share!!
Returning home with a suitcase full of souvenirs can be one of the highlights of a trip. You might travel specifically to buy clothes, such as some folks who head to Hoi An, Vietnam, which is known for its tailor-made clothing. Or you might come from Japan with a case of Kit Kats in bold flavors like red bean and Japanese sweet potato, plus other unique gifts for the folks back home.
Some travelers might have to limit the momentos they buy because of financial constraints. But others are bound simply by what fits in the suitcase for the flight home.
With these three packing tips, you’ll not just avoid overpacking, but you’ll make room for souvenirs, too.
1. Don’t pack items you’d want a souvenir version of
You may have seen the somewhat cliche lists of things you likely never need to pack, like toiletries, towels or hair dryers (most hotels provide these things for you). But what about the items you do need — the ones that are perfectly logical to pack, like shirts, sunglasses and hats?
If you’re the kind of person who’s likely to buy souvenir versions of these items, then rethink how many of them you bring with you to begin with. If you pack one or two fewer shirts, for example, you can buy a couple at your destination, wear them while traveling, and bring them home as souvenirs.
2. Rent clothes upon arrival
A new service has popped up in the travel industry, offering to deliver personally styled rental clothes to your hotel. Travelers wear these temporary duds throughout the trip and leave them behind at the hotel upon checkout.
Trvl Porter lets you pick items to rent at $65 each (with a two-item minimum) for up to two weeks and takes care of the shipping costs both ways.
Some major hotel and airline companies are getting in on the trend too.
In July 2023, Japan Airlines launched its “Any Wear, Anywhere” clothing-sharing service. Customers go online and input criteria like size, style and how many items they want (the minimum is three tops plus two bottoms per rental), which generates a bundle of clothes for them to rent.
And it’s not too expensive either. The lowest-priced bundle costs 4,000 yen (about $27). For now, though, the service is only available to passengers on international, JAL-operated flights and is just a trial project, scheduled to end in August 2024, according to Japan Airlines.
Meanwhile, W Hotels Worldwide, a Marriott brand, has a partnership with Rent the Runway where clothing orders are delivered to travelers at the hotel (and returned to the hotel’s front desk at checkout). This service lets customers pick any four items from a selection of Rent the Runway clothing for $69. Separately, Rent the Runway also offers one-time rentals that might be ideal if you’re looking for something you’d wear only once during the trip (like a suit or formal gown), which would allow you to pack less.
3. Pack old clothes you want to part with
Bring apparel that you were about to donate or throw away anyway. Make your vacation the last time you wear it — and then leave anything too tattered to wear again in the trash. For clothes that are otherwise in good condition (perhaps you’re ready to part with them because you want a closet refresh), look for local thrift stores to drop off donations. Local places of worship might also take quality second-hand clothing donations.
Why you should avoid overpacking
A heavy suitcase can be cumbersome to lug around, particularly if you’re trying to roll it over cobblestone streets in Europe or sprint with it to catch a departing train.
Bringing more than what fits in carry-on means you’ll likely pay airline checked bag fees (though that’s avoidable with certain levels of airline elite status or by holding certain airline credit cards).
If you do check bags, you’ll spend precious vacation time waiting at the baggage carousel. And there’s still the risk that your stuff will get lost. Even protections like lost luggage insurance, which can refund the cost of what went missing, can feel like a poor consolation prize if you lose irreplaceable items like a camera (and the memory card or film inside), or tough-to-get items like the Japanese Kit Kats you flew across the ocean to collect.
By returning with very few of the same items you departed home with, you’ll not only leave plenty of room for souvenirs, but you also might be able to make it all the way home with carry-on bags only.
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Target’s fall home decor is here, and no surprise, I want everything. The pumpkins, candles and extra cozy throws hit the retailer a couple of weeks ago, but now that Labor Day has come and gone, we can finally turn our full attention to all things fall.
For me, Target’s candles — specifically the Heritage Pumpkin scent — are a seasonal favorite. However, you may be excited to hear that Joanna Gaines’ Hearth & Hand with Magnolia brand has a few new launches for the season, and so does Shea McGee of Studio McGee with Threshold.
You can go to your local Target to see the fall decor on display, or you can shop the wider selection online. But I should warn you — shopping online is a lot like shopping in store. You may go online thinking you know what you want, but you’ll probably end up buying a lot more. And with so much good stuff, I don’t blame you.
Prepare your bank account and take a look below at a few sure-to-be top sellers from the new fall collection to get you started.
1. Stanley 40oz Stainless Steel H2.0 Flowstate Quencher Tumbler – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia, $45
Full disclosure: This isn’t new this month. But this summer, Hearth & Hand with Magnolia collaborated with Stanley on a few new fall-appropriate colors for its iconic tumbler. The newer colors include brown, navy, dark green, taupe, white and a light green.
2. Teddy Boucle Throw Blanket – Threshold, $49
Teddy or sherpa fabrics aren’t going anywhere this year. Snag this extra cozy teddy blanket in three colors to drape over your bed or curl up with on the sofa.
This is a pumpkin-scented candle in an actual pumpkin — too cute. It even takes things to the next level with a wooden wick, which crackles like a fireplace.
4. Large Champagne Glass Pumpkin – Threshold, $25
You can never have enough pumpkin decor. Grab this pretty glass pumpkin for Halloween and Thanksgiving festivities. It’s not too spooky or Halloween-specific, so you really can keep it out all season long.
5. Fall Floral Branch – Threshold, $15
Build your own gorgeous fall floral display with these single branches. You can pair a few of them together or pair them with other faux florals for the season in your favorite vase.
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Our Style Your Staples series has been such fun. We’ve looked at the Pencil Skirt, the Oxford Shirt, and now we’re back with the last installment: the Denim Short!
Yet again, all the ladies put their stylish spin on this summer must-have and now I want to give each and every one of their looks a go. But first, here’s how I tried my hand at working denim cut-offs, Apartment 34 style:
I have to say, this assignment was my biggest styling challenge yet. Though I’m tall and obviously have long legs, I’ve never been a huge short-shorts wearer. I don’t know what it is – maybe being in my 30s, maybe living in slightly chilly San Francisco…I just haven’t been a huge shorts fan. But when I put these super-cropped puppies on, they were decidedly the most flattering for my body shape, so I went with ’em! I couldn’t rock the boy short – they just felt frumpy on me. I guess you ought to flaunt it while you got it, right?!
get your shop on: shorts // top // blazer (similar) // heels (similar) // necklace // sunglasses // clutch (similar)
The key to feeling comfortable with this look was covering up up top. I firmly believe a girl can never have too many stripes in her closet and a good tee can always be dressed up. By throwing on my favorite oversized double-breasted blazer, I didn’t feel overexposed. By toting a structured clutch, a touch of gold jewelry and putting on a pair of clean and classic nude sandals, my shorts suddenly felt more sophisticated and ready for primetime.
I was also pleased to discover that denim shorts can be highly versatile. A tank and sandals is all you need for the beach. Sneakers, t-shirt and hat and you’re ready for an afternoon at the baseball park. I’d switch out my blazer for a leather jacket and a Celine-inspired heel to take this look from day to date night!
Be sure to check out Casey, Hilary, Jen, Sara, and of course, the masterminds of this whole operation, Kat & Em’s, takes on the denim short. I’m quite certain you’ll find more than one look to love!
PS: Did you like this series? Are you interested in seeing more ways to wear some of your favorite fashions? I’m thinking of bringing something like this back to the blog on a more regular basis if you do!
original photography for apartment 34 by Emily Scott, bike courtesy of Public Bikes
This week we are kicking off everything wedding! We have to admit, it’s a topic we don’t foray into much anymore shame on us!, but since one of our team members’ now! fiancé put a ring on it, we can’t stop the whole, “ok, let’s talk wedding” conversation.
Inspired by what ought to be one of the most beautiful days of one’s life, this week we’ve gathered all our favorite modern wedding trends for you. Think gorgeous gowns that will make you stray from your budget faster than you can say “i do” and creative ideas to get your wedding bells ringing. So without further ado, we’re kicking things off with something fabulously blue! rhyming totally intentional!
We all know the saying. Something old, something new, something borrowed…. Traditionally these good luck tokens are only obvious to the bride and those in her party, but we love the idea of the modern bride being a little more adventurous in her indigo-inspired selection. From powder blue pumps to a statement-making royal blue necklace, these bold pops of blue would bring life and spunk to your big day!
We not only have our sights on the wedding ceremony itself, but also the much anticipated honeymoon! Be daring and beautiful in a sexy blue number like this Stella McCartney lingerie set that’s on sale!. Or start the marriage off on the right foot with these comfortable slip on sneakers– perfect for exploring the Hawaiian islands or streets of Rome!
While we certainly don’t want to see the something blue tradition die, we’re super into the idea of modern interpretations. Do you have any super creative something blue ideas? Pretty please share. We’d love to know!
GET YOUR SHOP ON: > Ombre Bib Necklace > Fendi Leather Pumps > Blue Motif Dreki Clutch > Big Dial Navy + Rose Gold Watch > Spektre Sunglasses > Estee Lauder Insatiable Ivory Lipstick > Stella McCartney Bra + Briefs > Blue Distilled Sneakers
multimedia image 1 by Bianca Sotelo images via Luli Sanchez + Style.com // 2 via Elle Decoration // 3 via Vogue Italia // 4 via Anna Badur // 5 via Vogue Thailand
Author note: This story was initially published in early July of 2023, before the “Barbie” movie’s initial release date. Some of the verbiage will be updated after the film’s public premiere.
It was once an unassuming sleeper hit directed by Greta Gerwig (the mind behind the films “Little Women” and “Lady Bird”). However, because of some cleverly teased marketing and some timely escapism, now it’s the movie of the summer. And it isn’t even out yet.
“Barbie” is now receiving high praise from the lucky critics that have gotten to see it. More importantly, its public approval soars as social media is exploding with pink, flashing pictures of what has come to be known as “Barbiecore.” What started with runway couture fashions has trickled into home fashion, as home decor publications are starting to show off a variety of 80s-esque vintage furniture and multiple shades of pink. Barbiecore became a cultural phenomenon, a feeling reflecting where we are in 2023 and where we wish to be.
What is Barbiecore, how did such an unusual trend emerge and how can you recreate its glossy joie de vivre in your own home? Find out here, and find some pieces that will fit your fantastic new life in plastic.
Barbiecore is seeing life through rose-colored sunglasses. It is the essence of pink, of opulence and happiness. Summer drives with the windows down in a shiny coupe. ’80s-inspired party houses that people in the 2020s only dream of spending the night in. Perfectly swirled strawberry ice cream and sparkly designer pumps.
Barbiecore is a feeling — an escapist dream, a sweet, pink cloud of cotton candy plastered onto the COVID-weary, austere reality. Or as Emily Huggard, an assistant professor of fashion communication at Parsons School of Design states, “People are really latching on to escapism and things that they know and feel safe with. When we think about this trend [Barbiecore], it’s pretty, it’s hot pink, it’s not too complex — I think people are craving a time when things felt less heavy.”
How the Barbiecore trend is owning home decor
In fashion, this trend dominated the runway in 2022 via an all-pink Valentino fashion show. Since then, “dopamine dressing” has been popping up on social media, featuring showy, often bright designs that the pre-pandemic world might have deemed gaudy.
This same concept permeates all the home decor it touches too. Though everyone has their own personal take on the aesthetic that works for their home’s personality, the style features many high-contrast, high-gloss colors and textures — blended with fluffy, dreamy textiles in accents rugs and pillows. Meanwhile, the furniture often has vintage touches and bubbly, simple shapes that hearken back to happier times: You might even see some hearts, stars and glitter thrown in for good measure. And don’t forget the color pink.
Barbiecore spans design styles and decades
Many designers are opting to mix the style to their liking with cottagecore, shabby-chic and even coastal grandmother. After all, Barbie’s versatility made her famous, as she’s had more careers than anyone else you’ve ever met.
Just as Barbie has been celebrated throughout the years, you’ll find Barbiecore inspiration in multiple aesthetics, spanning each decade since she arrived in 1959. Barbie represents all that feels fun, luxurious and light in every era. Whether it’s the economic prosperity and traditionalism of the ’50s; the bold modernism of the ’60s; the sparkly disco balls of the ’70s; the brash consumerism of the ’80s; the sophistication and social progress of the ’90s; the pop music craze of the ’00s; the eclectic, identity-challenged 2010s or the social consciousness and maximalism of the 2020s, there’s a version of Barbiecore for all of our homes, too.
Vintage and modern Barbie
For example, if you love the geometric simplicity of the midcentury’s take on modern, opt for furniture with hairpin chair legs and pink upholstery. Capture the ’60s and ’70s with lucite furnishings because life in plastic is fantastic.
Live out your ’80s bubblegum dreams with glitter and crystalized accents galore. Find the ’90s aesthetic in floral wallpapers with pink accents, or go all out on early-aughts style with butterfly chairs, inflatable furnishings and textured walls.
If you don’t want to time-travel back that far, the 2010s and 2020s offer plenty of style varieties to try. After all, the 2010s gave us none other than Millennial pink, a more subdued take on Barbie’s signature hue. Rose gold finishings and chevron prints also dominated these years, both perfect for Barbiecore. The 2020s saw a resurgence in curvy furniture and maximalism, so if you’ve ever wanted to spring for something heart-shaped and over the top, do so now while it’s still on trend to also get it in pink.
Barbie buying guide
Now that you have more ideas about the Barbiecore concept, we’ll bring it down to earth with some Barbie-ish pieces you can buy, suiting many design tastes.
1) This fabulous, full-length mirror
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It’s pink, it has rhinestones, and it’s long enough to see if your shoes match your dress. What more could you want if you’re unashamed of your new Barbiecore aesthetic? Outfits sold separately.
2) These flirty champagne flutes
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Drink to your dream house with these high-quality champagne flutes, thanks to a collaboration with drinkware creator, Dragon Glassware. If you’d prefer coffee to champagne, the designer makes some gorgeous Barbiecore mugs as well.
3) This delightfully fluffy rug
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Sink your heels into this plush, pink rug when you come home. Or pump up the pop music and invite your slumber party friends to a dance contest. Either way, this floor piece sets the foundation for a Barbiecore room layout.
4) This classy acrylic table
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Accent any room with this rose-colored table. Though the design looks subtle, it screams Barbie, especially if paired with other pink decor items.
4) This idyllic wall art
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If a season could be Barbiecore, it would be summer. You can practically smell the sweet drinks, chlorine and sunscreen through the wall. Dream of a world where your swimsuit always fits, where you tan but don’t burn while spending uninterrupted hours by the pool, unencumbered by chores and work. That’s all true, if only for a moment, when you look at this fun decor.
Anything in Viva Magenta
It’s almost as though PANTONE® knew this would be Barbie’s year when they announced the Color of the Year for 2023 as Viva Magenta. Thanks to its newfound fame and the movie’s hype, you’ll find this bright, saturated lipstick-pink shade everywhere. We covered the trend late last year, so check out some additional decor suggestions there as well.
Bring Barbiecore to life at home
Even if you choose not to see the movie, you’ll see enough Barbiecore images and items in the coming months to fulfill your Barbie needs. If you like what you see here, we suggest learning more about the trend and keeping your eye out for decor that fits your ideal aesthetic. Remember, life is your creation with this look, so don’t limit yourself to stereotypes, styles, age, gender norms or timelines. Just like with Barbie’s outfits and shoes, you can always begin with one piece at a time and build your collection.
But wait, are you still looking for a place to convert into your personal Barbiecore dream house? Start your summer here, looking at thousands of fabulous rentals. Make sure to get a place with a pool!
Maggie McCombs is the managing editor at Rent., where she oversees the content calendar and production schedule for three high-traffic websites. She studied linguistics and Spanish at the University of Georgia, where she learned the fundamentals of languages like Arabic, Latin, French and Old English and mastered Spanish literature. Since college, Maggie has developed a strong portfolio of blogs and journalistic pieces alike. Outside of work, Maggie spends time playing video games (especially anything Zelda!), competing in trivia contests, listening to audiobooks, exploring new cities and relaxing with her husband, dogs and cat.
Everyone understands the importance of a good spring cleaning, but why only reserve a fresh start to once a year?? The change in weather already forces you to swap your shorts for sweaters so while you’re knee deep in your closet, might as well keep the momentum goin’, right? I, for one, know that my house needs a serious deep clean and this cute and simple Idea to Steal has me excited to purge and organize!
I love the idea of using a super chic brass towel rack to organize your belts, jewelry and sunnies! These are some of the most awkward accessories to keep tidy. Belts don’t keep shape when you roll them, necklaces get tangled and sunnies just take up so much counter space. This simple fix would SO solve my problem of always hunting for my latest fave pair of sunglasses!
I know I’m not the only on out there with this problem. How do you manage all those random bits and baubles? If you need more Ideas to Steal to help organize your life, check them out here!