Arlene picks the very best to buy, see and do for busy entrepreneurs and their families this March Break.
Whether you’re heading south, taking a ‘staycation’ or just dreaming of one, this carefully curated list of to-dos and to-haves will ensure a successful March Break.
For a blissful staycation
Avoid the airport line-ups and long winter drives. This March break, escape without leaving the city. Sip on a cocktail, unwind in the whirlpool and enjoy a gourmet lunch – all while wrapped in your cozy spa robe.
Elmwood Spa, March Break Stay & Play, $209 (value $247)
For a calculated traveler
Skip the guesswork and avoid overweight luggage charges. This tiny but powerful digital device lets you weigh your luggage on the go.
Heys, xScale®, $24.97
For the jet-setter
Keep an eye on your business while you’re at play. The Surface Pro 2 offers portability and simplicity at its best. Run windows software anywhere with the simplicity of a tablet, but flexibility of a laptop.
Microsoft, Surface Pro 2, starting at $899
For the linguist in you
What’s that word again? This free app comes with 35 top phrases you’ll surely use on your trip. Upgrade, and unlock an entire phrasebook of carefully chosen, idiomatic phrases in multiple languages.
Lonely Planet, Fast Talk, free up to $4.99
For a day at the movies
Turn your movie-going and banking transactions into free movie tickets and more. This entertainment rewards program, a joint venture with Cineplex Entertainment and Scotiabank, offers its members everyday savings at concessions, exclusive rewards, and a chance to earn even more rewards through contests and games – it’s a great day at the movies.
Scene, Scene Card, FREE
For a day on the greens
Keep your skin refreshed and protected from the sun with this lightweight skin hydrator. It is dermatologist-tested, suitable for all skin types and contains SPF 30 – perfect protection before you tee up.
For the lucid dreamer
Ready for a wild ride? Try one in your sleep. Remee uses low profile electronics hidden in a comfortable sleep mask, designed to help increase the frequency of your lucid dreams. You Inc. members will receive a $10 discount with this promo code: ‘youinc’
Remee, Remee, $95USD
For the seasoned sightseer
This is organization at its best. The Grid-It! is designed to provide endless configurations of objects, digital devices and personal effects.
Cocoon, Grit-It! starting at $9.99
For an digital home-sitter
What will the frigid temperatures do to your home? Who’s actually knocking on your door? Let Twine tell you while you’re on holiday. This simple device and web app gets the objects in your life texting, tweeting or emailing.
Supermechanical, Twine, Prices start from $149.95
For the kid in you
Indoor play for those rainy March break days. Kids and parents will have a blast racing these cars with help from their iPhone. Each Anki DRIVE car thinks for itself and has one goal in mind: victory.
Anki, DRIVE, $199.99
For extra in-flight comfort
This is the travel pillow you always wished you had. The Evolution Pillow™ is made of responsive memory foam, has a washable cover, and includes a travel bag that compacts the pillow to one-quarter of its size. Sweet dreams.
Cabeau, Evolution Pillow ™, $29.99
For the world traveler
This is the perfect kit to ensure you’re connected and fully powered in many of the countries you may travel. It includes a USB power adapter, a 30-pin to USB cable, and a set of six AC plugs with prongs that fit different electrical outlets around the world.