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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

European Union Formalizes Reopening, Barring Travelers From The United States

Starting tomorrow, July 1, 2020 the European Union (EU) is going to permit travelers from 15 countries to enter the EU but exclude travelers from the United States, India, Brazil and Russia. China will be permitted subject to some reciprocal conditions.

This decision is agreed upon by 27 member nations of the European Union plus four other nations in Europe’s visa-free Schengen travel. UK which made an official exit from the EU on January 31, 2020 is also partaking in this decision to restrict entry to travers from the US.

Starting tomorrow, July 1, 2020 the European Union (EU) is going to permit travelers from 15 countries to enter the EU but exclude travelers from the United States, India, Brazil and Russia. China will be permitted subject to some reciprocal conditions.

This decision is agreed upon by 27 member nations of the European Union plus four other nations in Europe’s visa-free Schengen travel.  UK which made an official exit from the EU on January 31, 2020 is also partaking in this decision to restrict entry to travers from the US.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Best 2020 Father's Day Gift Ideas for The Dad Who Loves to Travel

This Father's Day, spoil your Favorite Dad who loves to travel with traditional gifts, but kicked up a notch.  Use LTD's 2020 Father's Day Gift ideas to keep him healthy, safe, worry-free and traveling in style!  Click on the picture to learn more or buy!

Are you a Son, Daughter, Wife or friend looking for a gift for you favorite Dad or Husband?  We’ve got you covered for travelers of all types with our favorite things, perfect for all budgets! Maybe even the family pet needs to find something for its traveling Daddy!  

❤️❤️There is still time to order for Father's Day. Remember, all proceeds from our links go to charity like the Navy SEAL Foundation that helps GOLD STAR FATHERS who have lost their Military Sons and Daughters and for whom Father's Day is not the same. Please SHARE this post to help...❤️❤️

1.  Montem Hiking Poles

 Use LTD's Father's Day Gift suggestions to keep him healthy, safe, worry-free and traveling in style!

 LTD always stresses that healthy traveling is important for everyone!  We are sure you know some Dads who are starting to be couch potatoes because of aches or pains or mobility issues.  Encourage your favorite Dad to get out this summer and walk, hike or go sightseeing by getting them a great set of Hiking/Walking/Trekking Poles.  The Montem Hiking Poles are fully adjustable with bolts to allow adventurers of any height to quickly lengthen the poles from 24” to 53” in order to achieve the perfect height for his needs. These poles come with nylon straps to ensure there is no worry about dropping his trekking poles. With a weight of 9.6 ounces per pole he will not feel weighed down. Crafted out of the same material used to build airplanes, these are truly strong trekking poles.

2. Call Sign Chaos

For the patriotic Dad, get him a clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis--the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time--and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine.
Call Sign Chaos is the account of Jim Mattis's storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Along the way, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas--and short-sighted thinking--now facing our nation.

 Great Dads Deserve Perfect Presents! The TOP Father's Day Gifts for the Dad Who Loves to Travel.

3.  Grayl Ultralight Purifying Water Bottle

This bottle is ideal for the World traveling Dad who is worried about impurities in their water.  This bottle is fast and easy-to-use -- simply Fill. Press. Drink.™ No sucking, squeezing, pumping, prolonged waiting, ultraviolet bulbs, or batteries are required.  Its award winning design makes clean, purified drinking water in only 15 seconds from virtually any fresh water source in the world by removing 99.9999% of viruses (e.g. Hepatitis A, SARS, Rotavirus); 99.9999% of disease-causing bacteria (e.g. E. coli, Salmonella, Cholera); and 99.999% of protozoan cysts (e.g. Giardia, Cryptosporidium).  In addition it filters particulates (e.g. sediment, silt), many chemicals (e.g. chlorine, benzene) and heavy metals (e.g. lead, arsenic) with zero aftertaste or bad odors, improving clarity and flavor.  Tell your favorite Dad to read LTD's survival guide for international travel to keep him safe and healthy!

4. ThermoPro TP-08S is a Dual Probe Digital Wireless Thermometer  

Keep things healthy!  With Coronavirus fears this year, more Dad's are cooking at home or will be at Airbnb's.  We love digital thermometers like the ThermoPro TP-08S which is a Dual Probe Digital Wireless Thermometer that allows him to accurately cook by monitoring both Meat and Oven temperature remotely from 300 feet away. He can stop getting up and sitting back down to check on the meat and just await the TP-08S 's alarm when the meat is cooked to perfection or when the BBQ/Oven/Smoker is at the set temperature range.

5. Theragun G3PRO

Whether dad's a fitness buff or just dealing with daily aches and pains, help him limber up with Theragun's percusive therapy which gently eases cramping and tightness in minutes.  It comes with a travel case and since he may not always have time for a massage on the road, he can use this himself with the adjustable arm with 4 angles for an ergonomic full-body reach.

6.  The Ridge Slim Minimalist Front Pocket RFID Blocking Metal Wallets for Men with Cash Strap

Don't let your favorite Dad be a victim of identity theft when traveling!  The Ridge Wallet was built with design and functionality in mind -- a wallet that's minimalist without being limiting -- so that he can carry less and always have what he needs at home or away. The Ridge is a slim, RFID-blocking wallet designed to streamline how he carries his cash and cards.  We like the integrated cash strap – The cash strap allows him to clip several bills inside his wallet.  This is also available with a money clip if the cash strap isn't for him.

7. Castaway Travel Hammock

You should definitely buy this hammock for Dad!  It's incredibly easy to set up, and is really lightweight and portable. Who doesn’t like to chill out in a hammock? But Dad may have to fight the rest of the family to use it first! The best thing about the Castaway Travel Hammock is how affordable it is. The price kind of depends on the color combination you choose, but in general you can get the single one for less than $30.

8. The Pacsafe GII Portable Travel Safe

Don't let your favorite Dad be a victim of theft when traveling!  We all know the dangers of pickpockets while traveling, but rarely do we ever think about the theft that can happen in our very own hotel rooms. It’s easy to assume that once we head off to explore the city with our doors locked, our valuables are safe. Unfortunately, sometimes that's not the case, especially if he's staying in an Airbnb or a hostel.  Even the safe in his hotel room isn't always a secure option.

So what can a traveler to do? Portable safes like the Pacsafe GII Anti-Theft Travel Safe are a great option and easier to pack than you might think.  Enjoy our video review and instructions on how to use the safe!

9. Kaatsu

If your Dad loves cutting edge health and fitness products, he would love KAATSU!  What is KAATSU?  It's hard to summarize in a few sentences, so take the time to read more about it!  Essentially, KAATSU is a safe and effective form of exercise, rehabilitation and recovery invented in Japan in 1966.

The patented pneumatic equipment enables your arms and legs to modify venous flow which leads to a cascade of positive physiological effects. KAATSU is supported by decades of extensive research at top academic institutions, specific protocols proven over millions of users in 32 countries, and patented procedures in sports, exercise, rehabilitation and wellness activities both in the water and on land.

KAATSU is a Japanese word and trademarked term where KA (加) means “additional” and ATSU (圧) means “pressure”.

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10. Injinji Toe Socks

Every avid traveler is bound to get blister at some point!  Injinji socks are the perfect solution for this!  Offering restriction-free movement while eliminating skin-on-skin friction, which is one of the primary causes of blisters, Injinji Lightweight Socks have a five-toe sleeve design.  From no-show to crew length there is bound to be something he can use on the road!

11. Improve His Sleep with chiliBLANKET

By now you’ve probably heard us speak about the benefits of the of the sleep brand chili. They are making 2 water-powered temperature-controlled bed pads that we have previously reviewed (chiliPAD and OOLER).  Meet chiliBLANKET™ + chiliPAD control unit, the world’s first hydro-powered, temperature-controlled weighted blanket + control unit combo.  Why would he want to use a weighted blanket? Using one can increase serotonin, decrease anxiety, and reduce restlessness and we all know how travel presents problems for restorative sleep so it's important that he starts with good sleep at home. But what if he tends to be hot and never uses a heavy blanket? That’s where the temperature-controlled aspect comes in perfectly whether he's typically hot or cold, he can find the best temperature for him!

12. True Energy Over the Calf Socks

For the Dad looking for the latest technology in his travel socks, give him True Energy, the next advancement in anti-inflammatory, pain relief and cellular recovery. True Energy socks evolved from research designed to help astronauts maintain normal metabolic function while in space. When the infrared nanoparticles blended into our yarn are combined with body heat, it produces a beneficial cellular stimulating effect.

13.  Nathan Hydration Vest

For the Dad who runs, walks or hikes long distances, summertime makes hydration even more important.  The best solution to carry fluids is a hydration vest.  The Nathan VaporAir is our favorite because it provides comfort over the long-haul, regardless of pace, distance, terrain…or how much he sweats, which is key in our opinion.  The back on this vest breathes so well that he won't get hotter out exploring. He can unzip the two front inside pockets to reveal hidden adjustment straps that cinch the side panels tight, for a snug, close fit that stays secure mile after mile.

14. Sharkbanz

Give him the world's first active shark deterrent band. Designed for beachgoers, swimmers and surfers, Sharkbanz use patented magnetic technology developed by marine biologists to deter predatory shark species.  It is:

  • EFFECTIVE - Technology based on proven science, published research and testing 
  • SIMPLE - No batteries, no charging; always on 
  • AFFORDABLE - Safety for everyone 
  • STYLISH - Ergonomic design and premium materials for enhanced comfort Worn on Ankle or Wrist 

15. Wisdom Panel Health Canine DNA Test

Help him understand who is protecting the house while he is away!  What a great gift for the Doggy Daddy!  Has your Dad been wondering if Fido is a husky? A malamute? Wisdom Panel is like 23andMe for dogs and can tell him his rescue’s breed profile, and this kit also screens for specific genetic conditions.

16. Peepers by PeeperSpecs Unisex Clark Focus Square Blue Light Filtering Reading Glasses

Is Dad always losing his reading glasses?  Get him a new pair, but this time get him ones that he will never forget!  Peepers was one of Oprah's 2019 Favorite Things.  The quality of these readers is amazing, but even more important are that they offer blue light filtering lenses to reduce the harmful effects of looking at computer and device screens all day.  Plus the cost of these fit most budgets!

17.  Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker, Bright Orange

This travel-friendly speaker from Bose is perfect for sticking in a carry-on and bringing just about anywhere. It’s fully waterproof. It also has a strap on the back and a durable rubber coating, so it’s great for camping trips and outdoor activities.

18.  Spikeball 3 Ball Game Set

If Dad has been looking for some way to channel some physical energy while engaging in some healthy competition home or away, set him up with the Spikeball — a Shark Tank original that’s become a backyard, beach and travel hit.

19. Osmo Mobile 3

If you’re the sort of person who regrets how little video footage your Dad shot of you growing up, or how poor his video was, then perhaps you could get him the Osmo Mobile 3, from the drone company DJI, so he can shoot ultra-steady videos of you and the grandkids.  The Osmo Mobile 3 is an electronic gimbal, like the one you’d find stabilizing the camera on a drone, except it’s handheld and holds a mobile phone rather than a camera.  We love the combo kit for just a little extra and useful accessories like a tripod.

20. AfterShokz Aeropex Open-Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones with Sport Belt

Aftershokz Aeropex wireless bone conduction headphones are the company's best yet for running and cycling.  If he cycles or runs outdoors he may have heard of bone conduction headphones. They will let him enjoy music while keep hearing your surroundings, helping keep him safe.  The sound is incredible and he will barely know he's wearing them!  These are water resistant and connect via bluetooth. Is he a swimmer too or doesn't like to carry his phone while training?  Check out our video review of Aftershokz Xtrainerz (pronounced "Cross Trainers") for Aftershokz newest FULLY waterproof option with internal storage for podcasts and music!  While you're at our YouTube channel, please SUBSCRIBE to support our charitable giving!

21.  Espro Travel Stainless Steel Coffee Press

 Great Dads Deserve Perfect Presents! The TOP Father's Day Gifts for the Dad Who Loves to Travel.
Who doesn't know a Dad who loves coffee?  The ESPRO Travel Press is designed for people that want great tasting coffee when they’re on the move. Unlike other presses, the patented double micro-filter gives you deep, rich flavor without any grit in your mug.  Insulated, double-walled stainless-steel keeps his brew toasty for hours and won’t ever break or leak. After pressing, extraction stops instantly, so every sip tastes perfect.  With a lifetime guarantee, and its BPA, BPS, and phthalate free composition, this is sure to please your favorite Dad!

22.  Bottle Bully Travel Bottle Protector

For the traveler who likes to bring or return with wine or his favorite spirits.  This bottle protector is large, but is perfect for various sized bottles that he may wish to transport.  Composed of heavy cardboard with inflated air chambers that protect and insulate bottles and other fragile goods with 360 degree coverage.  Plus it is reusable!  For an even better gift, put his favorite bottle inside!

23.  Pacsafe RFIDsafe V125 Anti-Theft RFID Blocking Trifold Wallet

The RFIDsafe V125 Anti-Theft RFID Blocking Tri-Fold Wallet from Pacsafe is the ideal travel wallet to keep his personal information and valuables from falling into the wrong hands. Most ID cards and credit cards contain a RFID micro-chip that contains sensitive information, which can be accessed from up to 10 feet away with an RFID reader. Pacsafe’s award-winning RFIDsafe blocking material that’s built into the RFIDsafe V125 helps prevent the transmission of this data between 10MHz – 3GHz.

The detachable, hard-to-cut Dyneema webbing strap adds another layer of protection to help prevent pickpockets by wrapping it around his wrist or securing to a belt loop while in his pocket. The RFIDsafe V125 has internal organization that includes a zippered note slot, six card slots, an outer zippered coin pocket, and Velcro closure.  Don't let your favorite Dad be a victim of identity theft when traveling!

24.  YETI Rambler 10oz Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Lowball with Lid

 Great Dads Deserve Perfect Presents! The TOP Father's Day Gifts for the Dad Who Loves to Travel.

Men LOVE YETI's.  Perfect for coffee or his favorite cocktail, the YETI Rambler family is tough as hell, and will keep your drinks as cold (or hot) as science allows. With 18/8 stainless steel construction, double-wall vacuum insulation, and No Sweat Design, they’re perfect for the deer stand, tailgating, or just the down time in between exploring.  Singles, two-packs and four-packs are available with many colors to choose from!

25. Travelon Anti-Theft Urban Backpack

The Travelon Anti-Theft Urban Backpack makes an exceptional commuter and travel bag. It features clean, modern design with thoughtful organization. The roomy main compartment features a padded and fleece lined compartment for his iPad or tablet. A separate front zippered compartment features RFID blocking card and passport slots, a zippered wall pocket, a pen loop, and a tethered key clip with led light so he can stay organized. There's a padded fleece lined compartment for a laptop to 15.6". The exterior has front zippered pocket and mesh expansion pocket for a water bottle. The air mesh back panel and straps are comfortable to wear. The top grab handle with neoprene is comfortable too. Slide the backpack over the handle of a wheeled carry-on with the add-a-bag strap to move effortlessly.  A backpack like this is important for security when traveling overseas!

26.  Jewelry Is Always Great For Anyone, But Give Him A Bracelet Reflecting A Meaningful Place In The World!

A unique way to remember a special place.  Never get lost when you have the place he loves right on his wrist!  What a great idea for a cuff bracelet!  The bracelets are created by "printing" on to aluminum cuff.  The light weight of the bracelet makes it a perfect gift for the favorite traveler or outdoorsman in your life. Doreen from December Moon Designs creates bracelets with maps from all over, so no matter where he goes, he will always have a guide right on his wrist. Click this link to find more locations!

Enjoy our video review of Doreen's products!  While you're at our YouTube channel, please SUBSCRIBE to support our charitable giving!

27.  Cool Compression Socks

His socks aren't cool but these are, and they are good for his health!  These socks are perfect for runners, athletes, fitness workouts, gym, hiking, tennis, cycling, office workers, airplane travelers, skiing, cross fit or anyone (e.g. doctors and nurses) who are on their feet all day!  GRADUATED COMPRESSION of 20-30 mm Hg is recommended for improving venous return with its strongest compression happening at the ankle, and gradually decreasing moving up the leg.  The quality of these socks are awesome and the price is outstanding!

Check out our video tips for wearing compression socks and how to put them on!!  It's easier than you think once you know how!  While you're at our YouTube channel, please SUBSCRIBE to support our charitable giving!

28.  Lululemon Men's Classic ABC Pants

 Great Dads Deserve Perfect Presents! The TOP Father's Day Gifts for the Dad Who Loves to Travel.Our favorite men's travel pants are sure to please the avid traveler.  These classic-fit casual pants are inspired by the timeless details of 5-pocket jeans. Technical fabric and our ABC engineering give freedom of movement and all-day comfort. Your favorite Dad can store his phone or passport securely in the hidden zippered back pocket and he can flip the cuffs to reveal reflective detailing for safety.

29.  For the Athletic Running Dad

Made and quality tested in North Carolina, Crazy Compression is a family run business with 80 years experience in the sock industry.  Crazy Compression over the calf socks and running sleeves have 15-20 mm Hg graduated compression because it is the amount of pressure many need to get the most out of compression. It works for the person that runs 1 mile or 20 miles to help with muscle fatigue and recovery. Crazy Compression has MANY designs with options including over the calf, sleeves and low profile socks, all incorporating this level of compression.  Sizing is unisex and we love this Patriotic Fourth of July look!

30. For the International Traveler

This is a great universal adapter that doesn’t cost a lot!  With worldwide adapters, this 100-240V USB wall charger will work with US AU UK EU plug adapter (the us/au prong is rotatable to choose) to fit 90% countries in the world, ideal for worldwide travel or home use.

31.  Great Travel and Hiking Pants

These Eddie Bauer pants not only look great, but are affordable, comfortable and travel well.  There are lots of colors and sizes available for any deserving Dad!

32.  For Road Warrior Dad with Low Back Pain

In the car or on a long flight, a memory foam cushion does wonders for those aches and pains. 

33.  Cole Haan Zerogrand Winged Oxford

They walk like a sneaker but they don't look like a sneaker!  He will put the miles on these but look great at the same time!

34.  Solid Shaving Soap

Why should your Dad carry heavy cans of shave cream that are subject to TSA regulations?  Give him the gift of solid shave soap and we love this brand by Sir Hare.  It provides a smooth shave and smells great too! It comes in an 8 ounce container so that he can use it without a shaving bowl - one less thing to carry.

35.  Osprey Sojourn Wheeled Backpack Carryon

It looks great and provides the versatility to use as a backpack or wheeled carryon -- whichever he needs.  Compression straps allow him to fit more if needed.  

36.  Lewis and Clark Triple Security Lock

We love this useful TSA lock because he can use it to prevent theft from happening by locking a piece of luggage to a fixed object, or locking cabinets in a rental unit.

37.  Marlowe Solid Face Wash

Help him out by keeping his carryon weight low and help him breeze through security by eliminating the requirement to remove liquids.  This solid face wash is a TSA compliant facial cleanser. This Natural Solid Charcoal Face Wash is non-toxic, paraben-free, sulfate-free, cruelty-free and vegan friendly! It is TSA approved, travel-friendly and is perfect to take on-the-go. Proudly made in the USA.

38.  Bellroy Hide and Seek RFID Wallet

Airports can be stressful, and keeping your passport, tickets, boarding passes and foreign cash neatly stowed exactly where he needs them is important for a relaxed transit. The Travel Wallet enables him to keep all of his important documents in one place while fitting snugly in his pocket. 

39.  CarbonKlean SmartKlear Electroplated Smartphone Anti-Bacterial Screen Cleaner 

This compact smartphone cleaner kills bacteria and wipes smudges, streaks, and oily fingerprints right off the screen. SmartKlear uses an invisible carbon substance that repels dirt and oil—the same technology used in the NASA space station. 

Didn't find the PERFECT gift? Take a look at our Valentine's Day Gift Ideas or our sister website, Travel Gadget Depot!  

Remember, if you have questions related to your health, always consult your doctor or medical professional. The information presented here is informative only and is not medical advice.

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