Traveling to far-off (and sometimes not-so-far-off) destinations gives us a much-needed break from our everyday lives. More and more travelers are hitting the roads, skies and seas than ever before. The year 2006 saw a 3-percent increase in travel, according to a USA Today report.
This month, BIRD TALK gathered together a few items for the long and short trips that you may take this year.
Yak Pak offers bags for the small and large parts of traveling. Yak Pak’s rolling canvas duffel bag features a parrots-on-a-wire design and is perfect for those weekend trips. The small cosmetic bag (left) is perfect for your toiletries and other little things. It comes in a wide range of colors and styles. Contact: Yak Pak, (800) 292-5725, www.yakpak.com. *Check out the March issue of BIRD TALK to see Yak Pak's rolling canvas duffel.
These 16-ounce travel mugs from Parrotdise Perch are available in six parrot-themed designed. The plastic mugs are designed to fit into any standard cup holder, so you commuters can take it with you on the go. Contact: Parrotdise Perch, (888) 243-2194, www.parrotdiseperch.com.
This large, soft bag from Ryan Green features a bird in flight and is large enough to carry all of your essentials. The bag is available in a variety of colors and is made from soft corduroy or heavy cotton. Contact: Elsewares, (866) 491-5156, http://www.elsewares.com.
The Chirp Truckette by Queen Bee Creations makes for a sturdy carry-on bag. It is handmade from waterproof vinyl with two front pockets and two colorful birds stitched on to the opening flap. The adjustable strap is made from seat belt material. This bag will take you wherever you need to go. Contact: Elsewares, (866) 491-5156, www.elsewares.com.