5 Essentials To Ease Your Vacay Withdrawal

January 15, 2015 10:00 AM

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MLK weekend is great. It’s like the hair of the dog when it comes to vacays. After the holiday break who doesn’t come back craving more? But with this awesome long weekend merely weeks after the New Year, you get to ease your vacay withdrawal. Whether you’re headed on a road trip or lounging at home this weekend, CBS Local’s E.S.P. has put together a list of essentials to make your long weekend even better.

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Photo Credit: Amazon

Photo Credit: Amazon


Dream Big
The Autobiography of MLK, Jr.,
Edited by Clayborne Carson
Price: $12.55
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Hanging out this long weekend? Why not learn a little about why you get this sweet three day vacay? In 1985 Mrs. Coretta Scott King selected Clayborne Carson to edit and publish the papers of her late husband. This autobiography is one of the best publications as viewed through the lens of MLK’s papers and life.

Photo Credit: Amazon

Photo Credit: Amazon


Get The Upperhand
Upperhand Playing Cards
Price: $20.00
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If you’re looking to be productive and have fun, then we have just the game for you. With these Upper Hand Playing Cards, you’ll receive two decks of plastic construction cards to not only play your kings or gin rummy, but to also learn some valuable life tips. That’s right guys, with these cards you’ll be able to have fun and learn how to become a charmer, a doer, a looker and thinker with tips like how to tie various necktie knots, or how to find north with a watch. So basically, strip poker with these cards is beneficial to your lady friends in multiple ways.

Photo Credit: Brookstone

Photo Credit: Brookstone


Pocket Sized Theater
Pocket Projector Mobile
Price: $299.99
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After you’ve absorbed all the tips you can handle from Upperhand, it is time to relax. Grab this Pocket Projector Mobile from Brookstone and enjoy your favorite flick as an 80” projected image on your wall. This is huge… like literally, ginormous! The rechargeable and portable devise makes it easy to watch films or shows as though you’re in a theatre, from the comfort of your home or on the road. So tell us, is that a projector in your pocket or are you just happy to see us?

Photo Credit: Hammacher Schlemmer

Photo Credit: Hammacher Schlemmer


Hitt’n the Road
The Best Automotive Jump Starter
Price: $99.99
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If you do decide to road trip it this weekend, don’t leave home without this Automotive Jump Starter. What is worse than being stuck on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, in the pitch black with weird noises coming from the woods? OK, well this may not be the exact scene you encounter but with this devise you’ll be able to jump start your car and get back on the road without the help of anyone else. And if you happen to be in a real life movie situation where you’re car dies and your phone dies, fear not… this car jumper also doubles as a phone charger.

Photo Credit: Hammacher Schlemmer

Photo Credit: Hammacher Schlemmer


Talk To The Hand
Call Me Gloves
Price: $79.95
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If you’re doing anything outside this weekend, you’ll definitely want these gloves to be handy. No, these are not your typical touch screen compatible gloves… These, my friend, are the Call Me Gloves. With a speaker in the left thumb and a mic in the left pinkie you can wirelessly make calls by literally talking to your hand. So not only do you get the mobility and warmth of your hands back, but you also get the added bonus of looking awesome while catching up with your friends. And if you are walking down the street talking to your hands, catch the look of passers-by… I mean really, how cool is this?

Amanda Blum writes and edits E.S.P. Eat. See. Play. lifestyle content for Boston.