Life+1 a lifestyle and travel blog. My adventures around the world and the moments of bliss in between.

Living Proof Dry Shampoo

Look what turned up at my door step this morning. Living Proof's new Dry Shampoo, and one ginormous (and cute) shower cap.

I'm so excited to try their new dry shampoo; I couldn't wait to show it to you. I'll be taking it traveling and to put it to the test. After all, who wants to waste time washing and drying hair every day when there will be so much to do and see?

Can't wait to see if it lives up to the 'build-up'. Review coming soon (and a pretty sweet gift too)...

How to Pack a Hat (without Ruining it)

Don't you hate it when you find the most beautiful, big, floppy sun hat and it gets creased and bent in your suitcase?

how to pack a hat
how to pack a hat

I found this pretty J.Crew sun hat for our trip to Morocco. It's sold out now, but you can find a similar one here for 25% off. 

I'll be taking extra care to protect my skin on this trip since the sun can be so harsh in Northern Africa. I'm determined to get the hat there without ruining it.

So here is the best way I've found to...

Pack a Hat without Ruining It

how to pack a hat

1 - Pack half of your clothes in a suitcase, leaving a 'dent' in the middle.

how to pack a hat

2 - Flip the hat upside down, crown toward the bottom of the suitcase.

how to pack a hat

3 - Fill the hat with soft items like socks or underwear.

how to pack a hat

4 - Continue packing by placing (soft) items on top of the flat brim of the hat.

This probably works best if you choose a suitcase at least the diameter of the hat's brim so you can leave the brim flat.

If you try it and your hat still arrives slightly mis-shapen, straw hats can be reshaped with a little water and a book laid on top while it dries. Failing that, you can always carry it on the plane with you.

I'm off to start packing. I can't wait to touch down in Morocco!

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5 Travel Gadgets You Need for Your Next Adventure

Clockwise from top left.

1 - Flashy Luggage Tags

In a sea of black suitcases, bright, flashy luggage tags has made finding our bags at the airport so much quicker. A must have for any avid traveler.

2 - Cord Tacos

A brilliant little invention for keeping all of your tech cords untangled and easy to find. And they are so cute! You can find a rainbow of Cord Tacos online, and because I love you guys, use this coupon code for $10 off!! 

3 - Airplane Seat Organizer

Putting my belongings in the dirty seat-back pocket grosses me out and after leaving my iPhone on a flight recently, I decided it was time for one of these clever Seat Pak gadgets. Pockets for everything you want to access easily in-flight and it hooks to the tray table clip.

4 - Tile

The Tile is a tiny GPS tracking device for anything you might lose. Luggage, keys, handbag, husband. With a huge network of people helping you find your lost item your odds of recovery must be better, right? I haven't tried it yet, but I'll be putting it through it's paces in Morocco. I'll report back.

5 - Gorilla Pod

Selfie sticks were never my thing, but this little tripod can latch onto trees, rocks, benches, you name it. I love using it to take hands-free photos of me and the Mister rather than having to ask a random person.

What are some of your favorite travel gadgets?