Travel Toys for Geeks!

The Sabre Umbrella

This just might be one of the coolest umbrellas we’ve ever seen. For the swashbuckler, the rascal, the hero, and the heroine.

Now, I don’t know about you, but for $31.00, this is a steal. I’m also newly obsessed with the website X-Treme Geek for all things geeky, kitschy, and cool.  Need a Soothing Chimes Alarm Clock (who doesn’t?) or a Darth Vader Lamp Alarm Clock, this is the place.  There’s a section for just about everyone: Travel, Pets, Big Boy Toys, Geek Chicks, and even a section for Ghost Hunting.


New York City Grace

The Grace Hotel Pool - New York City

We love this little Spanish hotel chain founded under the philosophy that the best way to travel is visiting friends in each city. With this in mind, they established, Grace, a Room Mate Hotel, located in the heart of Manhattan, to offer leisure and business travelers an affordable, yet stylish solution to experience the sophistication and energy that New York City has to offer. The property features 139 uniquely designed rooms, all with modern layouts and, at night, the mezzanine at Grace connects to the pool and GIFT New York, a uniquely sophisticated lounge and aqua bar, creating a private haven for those who love to socialize. Did we also mention that the bar/lounge features top-shelf liquor and an expansive beer and wine list?

Grace, A Room Mate Hotel

125 West 45th Street

New York, NY 10036