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About us - The Travel Cool Family

We’re the Travel Cool family from North Yorkshire in England and we love to travel

Join as we review our personal experiences with all things travel related including Gear, Clothes, Tech, Places, Ideas & Services.

Our family of four is based mainly in the UK and as we have always enjoyed visiting new places and trying new things, we thought it would be a great idea to write about the various travels that we have had from solo, couple and family travelling perspectives, so that others can learn from our experiences.

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We like to research our travel gear as we like to buy cool stuff that works well and that lasts. Not only does this mean that we get value for money, it is also less damaging to the planet. With some of our gear being older than the kids… that makes it very cool!!

With 50+ years of travelling experience, between us, we have been privileged to travel to many exciting places, meet lovely people and experience some very cool things (including diving with sharks and turtles, sleeping under the stars in the desert and swimming in caiman infested rivers). 

We’ve travelled by foot, cars, campervans, planes, boats, ships, ferries, bikes, rickshaws, camels and donkeys and even in an ancient 1960’s Mercedes taxi with goats through hair raising Atlas Mountain passes

We have travelled to lots of exciting places

The countries we have visited have included … The U.K. (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), The Channel Islands, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Andorra, Spain, Malta, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Switzerland, Greece, Corsica, Turkey, Hungary, U.S.A, Canada, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Maldives, Kenya, Morocco, Cape Verde, Egypt, Jordan, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Hawaii, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Dominica, St. Lucia… The list keeps growing and we aim to keep travelling for as long as we can.

We like to try different things when we travel

Cool activities have included … Scuba Diving, Skiing, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Sky Diving, Bungee Jumping, Caving, Wild Swimming, Water Skiing. We’re not adrenaline junkies though and like nothing more than taking in a view and eating great local food. We really love getting back to basics in our VW California campervan that we have traveled far and wide in. In fact this website was inspired by friends we met whilst camping in Cornwall as they had set up the really informative Camping Secrets website.

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Get in touch: We always welcome feedback from our readers so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any suggestions for improvement or comments via technical@travelcool.co.uk

If you have got a product that you believe is ‘Travel Cool’ and you would like us to review it please let us know.

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OCOOPA Hand Warmer & Power Bank Review

The Ocoopa hand warmer and battery pack is brilliant. We use it on trips and for school sports fixtures

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Best Arc’teryx Jacket

After years of use we can safely say that this has been the best Arcteryx jacket! What is the best Arcteryx jacket? In my opinion it is the Arcteryx Alpha Gore-Tex Pro shell that I purchased in the early noughties and it is still going strong.  The Arc’teryx Alpha shell

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Bodum Vacuum Travel Mug Review

The best travel mug in our opinion is the Bodum vacuum travel mug. We’ve used this product for years and it is still perfect for keeping drinks warm. It’s almost bulletproof!

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Rechargeable Battery Outdoor Fairy Lights Review

We love these NexTool outdoor rechargeable LED camping fairy lights Nextool Battery Fairy Light Review Rechargeable & Retractable LED Fairy Lights Check out price and availability of these NexTool USB rechargeable battery LED camping fairy lights Click Here When it comes to travel and camping, having reliable outdoor lighting is

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Viva Recharge Reusable Iced Tea & Iced Coffee Cup

The Viva Recharge insulated travel cup is perfect for making iced tea & iced coffee We love iced tea and iced coffee and we hunted high and low for the perfect insulated cup Every member of the travel cool family loves to drink either tea or coffee (or both). We

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Heat It Electric Insect Bite Treatment

Does the Heat It smartphone powered insect bite healer really work for insect bite treatment? Let’s face it, insect bites are annoying aren’t they? They itch. They sting. They are painful. In the past the only way to treat bites from mosquitoes, bees, wasps, bugs and horseflies, was to use

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