Travel August 2012

Destinations, product picks and getaway tips.

Lauren R.D. Fox

Game Genie

Do you need a new way to entertain your children while traveling or taking long car rides? If so, the BubbleBum App is is your family’s new friend. The application provides several games for your children and a checklist for creating itineraries. Learn more at

Safety Dial

On Call International is a leading provider for medical, security and travel assistance. It specializes in medical emergencies and transportation during times of distress and illnesses. Check out for more information about this U.S. member of the International Assistance Group.

Zip It Up

EcoZip Bags are coming to your rescue. They provide organization for your refrigerator and kid’s lunchbox while reducing plastic waste. When traveling via air, take note that EcoZip is approved by TSA airport security for shampoos and soap storage. Head to for details.

Getting Outdoors

Let the park be your sanctuary with, which provides reviews on 5,000 national and state parks, monuments and historic locations. Users can search various activities, such as hiking, climbing or canoeing. Before your next family outing or picnic, check out the site for the best experience.

Vacation Hot Spot

Jet off to Melbourne, Australia, widely known for its decadent food and trendsetting arts and culture. While there, be sure to visit King Valley Prosecco Road, the first area in Australia to grow and produce Italian prosecco. For more insight, go to

This column appeared in the August 2012 issue.