A Few of Our Favorite Things: Travel and Leisure

The holidays are here and you may be looking for those last minute gift items to make someone’s special day that much better. We asked the pros to share what makes their lives easier on the road or when just kicking back for some down time. Find some new favorites and comforts for yourself, or for someone you know will love these offerings with guidance from some of the USA’s top athletes. Check out their recommendations below!

Carolina Moll: Packing Cubes

Packing Cubes for travel is a must have when traveling. Between my own travel schedule, and visiting my husband all over the country for baseball, packing cubes has saved my life. I can pack, be organized, and fit everything in a carry on when flying!


Heather Wilson: NeckBone Chiropractic Pillow

Whether I’m traveling by land or air I always bring my NeckBone Chiropractic Pillow by Original Bones.  While this pillow is designed to use on your neck, I typically slide it between my lower back and my seat. It helps prevent my lower back from tightening up during long drives or flights. Combining this portable pillow with regular stretch breaks makes travel that much more enjoyable, no bones about it.


Hannah Fields: Settlers of Catan

I could play this game for hours! Catan is the perfect combo of strategy and luck. It’s so much fun to play with friends and family while feeding that competitive edge . Warning, it can create enemies among friends if you place a robber on some of their valuable resources. Worth it though ?


Allie and Michaela Hackett: Running with Joy: My Daily Journey to the Marathon by Ryan Hall

This book is full of insight and wisdom from Ryan Hall leading up to the 2010 Boston Marathon. He goes through a lot of the same things all runners do, and this book is a breath of fresh air. His daily running log explains the physical work he did, but also reveals what went through his mind throughout his daily life. He writes from a Christian perspective – a perfect book for the Christmas season!


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