Cool Tool! ~ Mochi Note Pouch

Better Together Note Pouch v1

Who: Mochi Things

What: Note Pouch (basically a wallet, far as I can tel)–

Dimensions 8.7 * 5.3 * 1.4 in.
Weight 8.18 oz
Material Polyester, Nylon, Paper
Ships Worldwide From Seattle, WA, USA


Why: This looks like it would be a great wallet replacement for your carry-on or backpack during travel! I really like that it has room for a passport and/or notebook.

How Much: $45.95 (If anyone tries this, I’d be interested in whether it lasts!



“Tech Tips For Travel To Latin America”

“Tech Tips For Travel To Latin America”

by Ariel Coro via “Huffington Post

“After a long journey visiting relatives back home in South America or the Caribbean this holiday season, it would be well advised to arrive to your hotel well prepared. I recommend traveling armed with the right gadgets and tech that save space, are light and have multiple functions. Below are a few suggestions for your next trip abroad.

For travelers who enjoy photography, instead of lugging around a big camera, you can now carry, just the lens. What do I mean? Sony just released the Cybershot QX10, a wireless zoom lens for your smartphone. It connects to the lens through 
Wi-Fi and you can operate it using the Sony Play Memories app to take photos, videos and control the zoom lens. . . . .”



“Going It Alone: 7 Tips for Successful Solo Travel”

“Going It Alone: 7 Tips for Successful Solo Travel”

by Nikki Bayley via “CNN

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”

So wrote the great travel writer Freya Stark in her 1932 book “Baghdad Sketches.”

It’s been my motto traveling solo through 30 countries in 21 years.

I took my first trip alone, to Greece, at 22.

I remember walking to the beach, Nirvana’s “Nevermind” blaring in my headphones, and realizing: no one knows where the hell I am.

I’ve been chasing that euphoric feeling ever since. . . . .”



“Ball State App Assists Students on Study Abroad Trips”

“Ball State App Assists Students on Study Abroad Trips”

by Kara Berg via “The Daily”

Photo by Photowoman via Deviant Art–Photo not attached to original article. Click image to be taken to the artist’s website.

“About a year after a student-developed application was first made, it is being put to the test on study abroad trips. The Traveler, a free Android app, enables users to track and add descriptions to where they took photos. The app was developed by Kyle Parker, senior software engineer for Developing Technologies. The Traveler is a digital sketchbook and trip journal, Parker said, built and designed with students in mind. As students travel, the app uses Google Maps to follow their path, showing them where they were at any point in the day.  . . “