2020 Holidays, Home, Travel

Get the Techies in your life Gifts they’ll love from Nomad Goods

Get the Techies in your life Gifts they’ll love from Nomad Goods


We have 2 adult sons and a tween and between the 3 boys and my husband we have so many devices around from tablets, laptops, cell phones as well as the PC’s and consoles. Then add in earbuds and Fit watches and my entire house is like it’s own portable device charger for all things electronic! At least I am partnered with my favorite electronic charging brand, Nomad Goods. They offer cords that are durable and stations to keep the electronics in one spot while charging.

This season I have a few favorites that make great gifts. My own Dad, husband and 2 oldest boys upgraded to the new iPhone 12 so now I need new cases and cord types. It’s also a good time to toss older cords trying to quit with new and fresh ones that are reliable each charge.

The USB-C to Lightning Cable with Kevlar® Charges my laptop fast. My original MacBook cord was beginning to quit. It was touchy and if I moved it stopped charging. By simply replacing the cord with this one I have more reach and it is charging at a great rate! This cord is so strong and durable and we also need the USB-C type for the new iPhone 12’s and the Charge range is from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes for cell phones. This makes a great stocking gift that will last!

The Base Station Hub is also a great go-to for all wireless charging. It will charge 1 or 2 phones wirelessly with its 3 high-power charging coils. If you have some iPods or other small wireless charging electronics, place them on as well. It can charge up to 4 devices simultaneously.

Make sure you visit Nomad Goods for charging needs and more. They have genuine leather wallets and cases that also make great gifts. Also available on Amazon.

Brands with a Cause, Fashion, Travel

Backpacks and Apparel from Sustainable Scandinavian Brands

Conducive to exertion, exploration, and relaxation is a Nordic style built in Europe and made for all weather and lifestyles. We may differ a lot in style from Scandinavia, but we are the same in our love of the outdoors. But in many parts of the US we have many more sunny days to rely on in the year.

So, on the days where the sun is absent and temperatures drop we may want to stay inside and relax or we may be eager to hit our slopes and clothing will be the difference in a long, cold day or an enjoyable one.

Aktiv style- Sustainable Scandinavian Brands

Aktiv style- Sustainable Scandinavian Brands

AktivStyle.com is the website and brands you once could only find in Europe are now available to us here in the USA. The brands Aktiv makes available are sustainable and made for the worst of weather. You will find the jeans to run errands in but stay warm and the backpacks to take hiking to keep things dry. Those sustainable Scandinavian brands we want are now available to us!

Thule has always been a European brand I love especially for the outdoors. I have (and love) the women’s Stir Hiking Backpack 28L by Thule of Sweden I can order from Aktiv. It has pockets in all the right places to easily access my phone, water bottle and more. It only weight 1.61 lbs empty making it lightweight to start. For extreme hikers and climbers, it even easily secures trekking poles or ice axes on loops that stow away when not in use.

Below are the Bjork reDEW8 jeans for women, another of the sustainable Scandinavian brands. For men, the Ravin are a perfect, every-day denim in stunning colors that deliver the style of a straight leg jean with the comfort of a relaxed fit. The Råk is a skinny jean that has so much built in stretch that it feels like you are wearing sweat pants.

For women, the Örn has the stretch of the Råk with a more feminine cut, a true skinny jean. The Bjork is a straight jean with a heavier construction and continued comfort and fit. These jeans, no matter the style are made for comfort above all!

reDEW8 contributes 25% of all profits to projects designed to foster environmental responsibility and sustainability.

Bjork jeans

There is so much at the Aktiv Style website for your outdoor (or indoor) adventures from any corner of the world. But for here in the USA, you get to shop Aktiv! Sending a child off to college and want them to go with quality apparel and gear for all weather conditions? This is your online shop of sustainable Scandinavian brands!

Books Reviews, Education, Reviews, Travel

National Geographic Almanac 2021 available in September

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National Geographic Almanac 2021 available in September

Coming next month, the National Geographic Almanac 2021 will release and boy what a year it has been! Can you guess some of the topics that will be covered for 2021? If you have not ever read through any of the annual Almanacs from National Geographic, you have missed so much from our world you probably were not aware of. The Almanac covers trending topics, big ideas in science, photos, maps and more.

From travel trends when you plan visits to Tokyo or other countries to learning what has been happening up in the sky with our solar system.

Then topics of humanity, nature, archeology and more. There is so much packed into this book with amazing photography that you would expect from National Geographic.

The 2021 Almanac is 400 pages long with quizzes and more for all ages. You can preorder your copy now for the release on September 22, 2020. Available at Amazon and other retailers.