Brent and Michael's Secret Travel Hacks, Part 13
Get a free website, find the cheapest souvenirs, buy wrinkle-free pants, and find the right PO Box. Plus, how to solve travel constipation!
And here’s another edition of our unique travel hacks!
For other travel hacks, see Part One of this column here and Part Two here and Part Three here and Part Four here and Part Five here and Park Six here and Part Seven here and Part Eight here and Part Nine here and Park Ten here and Part Eleven here. and Part Twelve here.
Here are our latest hacks:
I strongly agree with the Washington Post: the best place to buy travel souvenirs is…the local grocery store in another country! There you can pick up unique spices and spice blends; weird oils and balms; teas, soaps, and sauces; strange kitchen or bathroom devices; and delightful local candies. These products can be used for their intended purposes — or as decorative curiosities. And you’ll spend a fraction of what you would’ve spent in a tourist shop, market, or bazaar.
Michael and I are frequently offered travel-related products to review and recommend. We pass on most, but we recently agreed to try out something called the Evolution Pant — a men’s travel pant from Western Rise.
And what do you know? We loved them. The material felt a bit odd at first, but we’ve found them comfortable, utterly wrinkle-free (despite being stuffed into our bags), very compactible, and — incredibly — almost impossible to stain.
On a recent cruise to Alaska, Michael wore them both out to hike and for meals in the cruise ship dining room. In short, they’re very versatile.
(Both these products include affiliate links, which means we will receive a small fee to support this website.)
Worried that your nightly mouthguard or teeth retainer is not getting clean enough from brushing alone? Consider tablets for dentures-cleaning, like Polident, which specifically says it can be used for such things.
Also, always try to let your device dry completely after cleaning.
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