Here are a range of products designed to make travelling comfortable and safe. Many of them are available at duty-free shops at international airports. Check them out.
Water-purifier tablets: All you have to do is add two tablets to a litre of water, shake and then wait for 30 minutes. A pack containing 30 packets of Katadyn Micropur water purifier tablets are retailed for $10.39 online. Preventive health specialists in India also recommend the use of a Zero B glass filter, which can be fitted on to any tap. It is available at most stores.
(www.roamingfox.co.uk, www. Vitacost.com)
Travel-sickness wrist bands: These handy wristbands contain a magnetic button that operates by exerting precisely controlled pressure on the acupressure point on both wrists. There are no side-effects like drowsiness.
Support socks: Protect your legs from deep-vein thrombosis with support socks, which also prevent your ankles and feet from swelling. Jetskins are made from luxurious sanitized microfibre. This smart body-contoured legwear is supposed to considerably increase the flow of oxygen to your legs and reduce the effects of jetlag.
( www.travelcomfortable.com )
Biodegradable toilet seat covers: These useful toilet-seat covers are available in convenient purse and pocket-sized bags.
Knee defenders: There’s nothing more annoying than having the person in front of you recline while you are still sitting upright. Very often, it’s our knees that take a knocking. Get knee defenders and protect your knees!
Pillows: There are different varieties. Skyrest gives you added comfort while travelling. The micro pillow comes in a convenient 26 x30cm size and packs into a small stuff sac of 15x9cm. The luxury travel pillow has a downy cover on one side and soft polyester fabric on the other and is filled with polybeans. Then there’s the L-shaped JetRest Travel Pillow filled with special polyester fibres , which cushions the head upright naturally.
( www.skyrest.com, www.roamingfox.co.uk)