Travel October 2012

Destinations, product picks and getaway tips.

Tasheena Carpenter

On-the-Go Beauty

Consider Brincatti’s travel containers in lieu of hardto- pack beauty products. The brand’s bottles are easy to fill so you don’t have to go a day without your favorite gels, shampoos or conditioners. An added bonus, the patented wide-mouth design is 60 percent larger than standard bottle openings. Order at

Members Only

Become a Starwoods Preferred Guest to receive stellar benefits. Available at, membership guarantees no blackout dates at some of the world’s most sought-after hotels and resorts. Transform Starpoints into unforgettable experiences of a lifetime and gain access to red carpet movie premieres, live concerts, championship sporting events, private dinners with world-renowned chefs and lessons from PGA Tour professionals.

Versatile Backpacks

During your next jaunt, keep your family’s belongings in one place with the Baby Sherpa Diaper Backpack. The tote has a padded pocket to hold a breast pump, cell phone and first-aid kit. The water-resistant accessory also boasts a cooler to store bottles and medication. Visit for details.

Family Packages

Westin Hotels and Resorts provides revitalizing experiences and pampering services. Signature accommodations include Heavenly Beds, delicious SuperFoods and the Westin Workout fitness studio. Enjoy the benefits of the Westin Kids Club, too. Sign up to participate in child-friendly activities, such as sand castle competitions and movie night. Parents can relax and reconnect with each other while kids make new friends, play games or sing karaoke. Caretakers with infants receive a bag with antiseptic wipes, Band-Aids, socket covers and a night light. For more information, go to


Pelican ProGear Urban Backpacks have built-in watertight and crush-proof cases to protect your laptop, tablet or notebook while en route. Available in four different styles and models, carry-alls are durable, lightweight and made with an ergonomic design. To view the collection, see

This column appeared in the October 2012 issue.