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I hate to sound like a lazy traveler in my first post at The Vacation Gals, but my two favorite finds from the recent Travel Goods Association Show have to do with sleeping and sitting. Sure, there's adventure travel, and travel focused on biking and hiking and swimming and scuba diving (whew, getting tired just thinking about all that!) — but after working hard at our daily jobs, isn't relaxing comfortably an important part of a vacation?
Yes, relaxing is indeed a major part of any family vacation. As for sleep, well, I just found the travel pillow of my dreams in Kuhi Comfort. Its unique design, think puffy little barbell or overstuffed earmuffs, provides just the right amount of head and neck support. This brand new product will soon be available in kid sizes. Best of all, this mom-designed pillow can go in the washing machine after your trip.
So many people ask, “where did you get the name “Kuhi”? I tell them that in order to create a Brand you have to have a name that is unique like the product. For awhile I carried a note pad around with me (OK, so I am giving away my age since it was not an iPad but an old fashioned paper and pen) and wrote down names as I thought of them, but nothing seemed to stick. In a way it was like when you are expecting and coming up with names for your child. It is somewhat always in the back of your mind; you start to notice names all around you. As luck would have it I came upon a Hawaiian dictionary. Now, Hawaii definitely conjures up thoughts of rest and relaxation. And there it was, Kuhi. As you can see from the entry below, one of the online Hawaiian dictionary definitions of Kuhi is... ”To imagine”. There I had it. It stuck right away. It had the right feel, the right sound and the right meaning. And with the addition of Comfort, it would join the tradition of so many well known brands (Coca-Cola, American Apparel, Dunkin’ Donuts, American Airlines) that use alliteration in their names.
1. nvt. To point, gesture, as in speaking, directing an orchestra, or dancing the hula; gesture, pointing. Hula kuhi lima, sitting dance with gestures of hands and swaying of torso. Ka iʻa kuhi lima o ʻEwa, the gesturing sea creature of ʻEwa [the pearl oyster; it was taboo to talk while gathering them]. hoʻo.kuhi To teach the art of gesturing in the hula; to point, etc. (PPN tusi.)
2. vi. To suppose, think, infer, presume, assume, expect, surmise, imagine. He kuhi wale (For. 6:523), a supposition. hoʻo.kuhi Caus/sim. Rare.
Kuhi Comfort….”Imagine How Rested You’ll Feel”
Kuhi Comfort, Inc is committed to providing products that help reduce the stress of travel.
In response to the ubiquitous “U” shaped travel pillows on the market that push one’s neck forward in an awkward position and leaves the head unsupported, the patented Kuhi Comfort Travel Pillow was introduced at the Chicago Travel Goods Show March 2011.
Uniquely designed with two luxurious travel-size cushions that cradle your resting head, Kuhi Comfort allows you to lean comfortably against any reclining seat; on a plane, on a train, in a car, even at home in your own recliner.
On first glance the simple structure may appear to provide a single fit. However, the handles on each cushion invite you to take a hold to flip, twist or turn the pillow for maximum adaptability and personal comfort.
In a reclining chair, slip Kuhi Comfort behind your neck. Try it with the handles to the front. Then flip it 180 degrees putting the handles out to the side. You will feel its versatility. Then get creative, twist the pillow so that one handle is front and one is out to the side. The twisted position is a favorite for many travelers.
Made from a microfiber velvet with the highest durability rating and stuffed with a loose fiberfil, Kuhi Comfort is made to withstand the wear and tear of travel. The entire pillow and the carrying case are machine washable.
According to celebrated wildlife photographer, Moose Peterson, “…..because it is one of the most predominant hues in nature it (brown) gives a sense of familiarity.” This natural color is also associated with stability and security. For these reasons Kuhi Comfort is manufactured in a warm chocolate brown to create a calming sense of place for any traveler.
Kuhi Comfort comes in its own handsome water resistant carrying case that slips conveniently over the handle of your rolling luggage.
Now available on Amazon, SkyMall, Delta Skystore, Crew Outfitters, For the Go, Distant Lands, Portland Luggage, Flight 001, Going in Style Travel Accessories, Hammacher Schlemmer.
Check out Kuhi Comfort….Imagine How Rested You’ll Feel
Did you know...
that you can go to seatguru.com and find a detailed Seat map for your flight? At this helpful website you can put in your Airline Name and Flight Number and get specific information about the seats on your flight. You will be able to see exactly what you are getting with each seat selection.
Did you know...
that you can reduce jet lag by setting your watch to your destination time before you arrive. A bit of a mind game, but if you are already thinking in your new time zone you can alleviate some of the effects of jet lag.
Did you know...
That chewing gum at takeoff and landing may reduce the uncomfortable ear pressure that some travelers experience. Chewing helps to equalize the pressure in your ears resulting from the changes in air pressure during take off and landing.