Welcome to the tacogirl Accessories Travel Store
This page features a small but quality selection of useful travel accessories for both men and women to help you easily round out your vacation packing and make the most of your trip.
The first 6 reviews all come courtesy of traveler Todd Boewe. I met him online when he reached out for advice on things on Ambergris Caye. He had brought his kids here and decided to choose their adventures while here. He did, however, shop in advance of his trip to get a few useful items.
For expats, online shopping in Belize is a popular way of life. Click to see Amazon Prime Exclusives and Upcoming Deals. This page will also feature useful products that will make your move easier and items you will want to have friends and family “mule” (pack and carry) for you when they visit. Also having the “Survivalist Preparation Gene” my friend Cindy recommended I buy the following solar item: Luci Original Inflatable Solar Light. I looked it up and was very excited to find Luci Color. Anyone who knows me knows I am a Portable Disco Light fan and love colored lights. One of them is definitely going in on my next order, not sure whether I will go practical white first or do funky color change option.
For those of you who are planning a trip or moving to Belize, but are not quite here yet. Did you know Amazon Prime can deliver a Marie Sharp’s Hot Sauce 6 Pack of the well-loved Belize Hot sauce to your doorstep? Marie Sharp’s Belizean Season All is another great sauce. Pair your sauces with Flavors of Belize, a comprehensive collection of Belizean recipes handed down through generations from the country’s wide range of cultures. For the cocktail crew,try Kirk’s Belizean Island Drinks. You will love this funny and unique collection of Belizean drink recipes, about life as a bartender on Tobacco Caye. He also gives useful bar-tending tips.
Below is Todd’s list of 6 great products he and his daughter chose for their trip. These items are all ones I would classify for vacation travel and living in Belize. They are also great for people who like to bring gifts to friends they have met here, as many do. Like Captain Jeff, who was a friend to many and always loved to arrange fishing trips for his local friends. He always brought several boxes of fish hooks for all his favorite guides and they greatly appreciated it. This Eagle Claw hook, swivel and sinker set also is a great low-cost option for fishing lovers.
Travel Gear Reviews
Below are the excerpts of Todd’s reviews. For the full story, see my Practical Travel post.
ZBRO Dry Bag
I looked at many backpack style dry bags for our Belize trip. I chose this one for two reasons:
- It is small enough that I could roll it and pack it inside my main backpack
- I could use the straps in several configurations, including my favorite – using 1 strap and wearing it like a messenger bag.
ZBRO waterproof backpack– ZBRO Waterproof Backpack with two additional pockets.
Scrubba Portable Laundry System Wash Bag and Travel Laundry Sheets
Need to wash clothes while you travel? No problem, with the Scrubba laundry bag. My daughter is planning for months of Europe travel, so she wanted to use our Belize trip to product test. Click to purchase – Scrubba portable wash bag.
Not checking your luggage and need to bring laundry soap? No problem. These laundry sheets work perfectly with the Scrubba. To purchase click Travelon Laundry Soap Sheets.
Kahuna Travel Blanket
This travel blanket blew my mind. It is a tiny, lightweight product that fits in the palm of your hand, and could be easily carried in your pocket, making it an easy to carry beach blanket that you can have with you all the time. It unfolds to 44 x 64 and is made of durable, rip-stop nylon. And when you are done with it, you can stuff it in the tiny, built-in stuff sack without folding. Click to purchase Kahuna Pocket Waterproof Blanket.
Compact Technologies Ultra Absorbent Microfiber Towel
When my daughter suggested that we purchase quick-dry travel towels, I was dubious. I’ve had these products before, and they did not live up. she had spent months researching products for the our vacation, I decided to humor her and ordered them anyway.
Our first outing was an all-day snorkel and chill trip aboard the YOLO, a beautiful catamaran perfectly equipped for the trip. I took a pool towel from the hotel, but I also threw this microfiber towel in my dry bag. My pool towel was worthless once it was soaked. This microfiber towel, on the other hand, was simple to wring out and reuse, over and over. Click to purchase the Ultra Light Absorbent Microfiber Travel Towel.
Lee Men’s Dungarees Performance Cargo Shorts
I am a cargo shorts junky. But in preparing for my trip to Belize, I had a problem. I was trying to pack everything into my Osprey Farpoint 70 travel backpack, and my cargos were to bulky. Fortunately, I found an alternative. They were durable, fast drying, forgiving, stretchable fabric and a perfect cell phone pocket that was the ideal for my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge factory unlocked phone. I found the shorts on Amazon in $20 range. Click to purchase – Dungarees performance cargo shorts.