When visiting another country, one of the best ways to catch an up close and
personal view of one's new surroundings is by taking a bicycle trek through the
region. Thanks to some new travel gadgets, biking through a foreign place may
soon become even easier.
The one piece of equipment essential to a
biking trip is a bicycle, and while it may be fun to rent a bike from a local
business, familiarity with one's ride can make the adventure much smoother.
Fortunately for the avid traveler there is the Brompton M67 foldable bike, a
British-made cycle that can adjust to the narrowest dimensions (10 x 24 x 32)
and weighs only 25 pounds. The highly portable bike can travel on trains,
planes, or stow comfortably in a car's trunk.
Desiring a snack while in
the wilderness? Professionals at the Taiwan Textile Institute have developed the
world's first foldable cloth oven - a lunchbox sized contraption capable of
holding temperatures of up to 300 degrees, hot enough to roast a chicken or bake
For travelers who may be forced to bike at night, there are the
UV LED Goggles. This item presents a combination of night vision, infra-red and
what travelgadgets.org refers to as "x-ray" vision goggles that illuminate even
the darkest paths.