Sleek, stylish, safe, mobile and protective travel products for near and far

Ebony Escapes

By LYSA ALLMAN-BALDWIN | 7/3/2014, 1:44 p.m.
Itinerary? Check. Clothing and accessories? Check. Travel documents? Check. Now all that’s left is the accompanying gear to make your ...
Shavetech, a USB-chargeable razor, and the Mobile Safe Case, a Grip Pad Technology SIM and Micro SD card gliding drawer case, are among the latest functional and stylish travel items on the market.

The 360-degree rotation ball joint and smooth vice-grip handles provide complete and easy vertical and horizontal positioning, and the tripod attachment base fits easily into the palm of your hand. Also, it is very lightweight and small enough to drop in your purse or over-the-shoulder travel bag. It’s available in 12 vibrant colors, so you can choose one that suits your personality as well instead of only having to go with the standard black.

Here comes the sun

We’ve known for quite some time now about the damaging effect the sun can have on our skin. However, the upside is that over the past few years, there’s been an emergence of new and innovative products designed to help prevent that damage well before it has a chance to take hold.

Among them is the Bloxsun Sun Scarf, a line of beautiful scarves to suit an array of sun protection needs. Made from a UPF 50-plus stretch nylon blend, the scarves—available in over a half-dozen fashionable and unique patterns and colors—are great for protecting your head, neck, shoulders and/or lap while walking on the beach, sitting at your child’s sporting events, lounging at the pool, watching a tennis match—the sun protection situations are endless. No more roasting like a chicken and paying the price with red, burnt or peeling skin! The company also makes stylish Sun Gloves for great hand protection.

Freshness on the go

Sometimes hand sanitizer is just not enough, and your face, underarms or neck might need a little “tune up.” La Fresh, a line of essential cosmetic and skincare products, as well as hygienic and cleaning wipes, for men, women and children.

Their products include light, pocket-sized, individually wrapped wipes for facial cleansing, makeup removal, feminine and male personal hygiene and hand disinfectant. They also offer sunscreen, nail polish remover, lens and screen cleaning, shoe shine, natural mosquito repellent and baby cleansing wipes, plus convenient travel-sized shaving gels, hair styling gels, hydrating lotions and deodorants.

Lysa Allman-Baldwin writes for numerous online and print publications, including as the cultural travel writer for and as a senior travel writer for, an Afrocentric travel website. Lysa can be reached at