Now travelers can “earn and burn” Alaska Air miles on Condor. I’m a big fan of both airlines, especially in the summertime when Condor flies nonstop from Anchorage/Fairbanks/Whitehorse to Frankfurt (starting May 16, 2017). RIGHT NOW, you can start earning miles on Alaska. From Anchorage to Frankfurt, it’s 4,660 miles nonstop. Travelers in coach will […]
On my recent round-the-world trip, I tried out the “MyCharge.com” portable power unit. The folks at myCharge sent me the mighty hb67v-a model, also known as the “Hub Plus” model. It sells for $79.99 on their website. There are some clever features to the unit, including:
-built-in plugs for your iPhone (lightening cable) and micro-USB.
-separate plug-in for USB
-built-in wall-prongs for recharging
The unit is a little smaller than my point-n-shoot camera and doesn’t weigh as much. I took a picture charging up the camera (top). With the built-in cables you can charge two devices at once. But then you have to re-charge. Still, I never was THAT far away from a plug. Even so, there were some countries (South Africa) where I didn’t have a power adapter. That’s where myCharge really came in handy.
Thankfully, all of the planes I took around the world (except Garuda) had USB plug-ins on board. But when you’re out climbing a hill, using your phone to take photos, it’s nice to have some extra power.
Two thumbs up!