Best buys for your travel buck

Lysa Allman-Badwin | 3/16/2014, 3:20 p.m.

Fly like a flight attendant

There’s probably no argument in saying that flight attendants spend more time in the air and in parts near and far than even the busiest business or leisure traveler. Thus, any travel item tailored toward their particular career is worth a closer look.

To address their needs, Giovanni Cosmetics has come up with a series of first-class (no pun intended) Flight Attendant Kits for those on the go. Each feature different hair care, body care and face care products packed in reusable, resealable bags that are both eco-friendly and TSA compliant.

The D:tox System Facial Care features a Purifying Facial Cleanser, Purifying Facial Scrub, Replenishing Facial Moisturizer and Purifying Facial Mask. The Tea Tree Shampoo & Conditioner Cucumber Song Body Wash and Lotion are suitable for all hair and skin types, and the Smooth As Silk Shampoo and Conditioner Grapefruit Sky Body Wash and Lotion are designed to infuse the skin with hydration. And maybe best of all, they are all convenient.

Finders keepers

No matter how organized I am or how small a purse or bag I tote around, I always find myself digging around to find my damn keys! Well, no more with the Finders Key Purse.

Designed not just for convenience but also for safety, Finders Key offers you quick access to your home and car keys by easily attaching to any bag, briefcase, tote or backpack with an efficient and stylish clip and hanger. There are over 100 styles to choose from, making it a great fit for any color or style you may be wearing or carrying.

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