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Packing tips all the all the rage. They are all over facebook and pinterest….should you roll your clothes? Fold them? Put them in packing cubes? The royals have staff pack their clothes with white tissue paper between all the clothes. How do real people pack? Get all the tips on packing for REAL people here!

Just for fun – Here is the number 1 craziest packing tip OF. ALL. TIME.

Drumroll please……

The Ostrich pillow –

All the photos are from the Ostrich Pillow website and they are too much fun not to share.

man on plane using ostrich pillow

Like it’s namesake, the bird who sticks his head in the sand..this allows you to ‘bury your head’ and nap in peace. It is supposed to be sound proof, which I would think it would HAVE to be, just to block out the sound of laughter around you.

man in airport using ostrich pillow

It is SO helpful! You can channel your inner hobo…

man using ostrich pillow as a bag thrown over shoulder

Buy one for your friend! They can’t see you so they can’t keep you awake by laughing at you!

2 men sleeping on a couch with ostrich pillows

Sometimes a full ostrich pillow is just ‘too much’ so this is the ostrich ‘light’ for Desk Sleeping.

man and woman using small ostrich pillows

Still too much? How about the Ostrich Mini Pillow! You can get your power nap with this!

woman using small ostrich pillow
Impress your coworkers with your ability to look silly even at the office. Can you imagine walking into a conference room to see this??

2 men with heads down on table sleeping with ostrich pillow

Or this? Way to impress the boss with your hard work!

group of office workers resting on table with ostrich pillows

This one has room for Princess Leia hair in airport sleeping with ostrich pillow

But wait! There is more! For the girly napper, it comes in ‘sunset siesta’ and ‘mellow yellow‘.

grey and yellow ostrich pillow
These have sold like crazy!! (I don’t think anyone has had the heart to tell the creators that people are buying them in droves as gag gifts.)

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And, because I am the EDUCATIONAL tourist….a disclaimer.. ostriches do not really bury their heads in the sand.


Yep, true statement.

Instead, they lay their heads on the ground when threatened (Hey, no one said they were the brightest light bulb.) so they, and I quote from wikipedia, “look like a bush” to their (clearly also not the brightest bulb) predators who can not tell a bush

green leafy bush in field

from an upside down ostrich.

2 ostriches with heads in dirt

I find sleeping in the dark and quiet much easier than a traditional noisy and light plane environment so perhaps I should give it a try!

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Enjoy your adventures no matter what you pack! And if you give the crazy ostrich pillow a try, please send a photo! We won’t laugh at you, promise! 😉

The Educational Tourist at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah

Happy travels!

Natalie, The Educational Tourist

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26 Responses

  1. Kristi Hynes says:

    This is hilarious! Seriously? Who would buy one of these? Ok, ok…I kinda wish I had planned ahead and bought one as we will be getting on a plane in 2 days to visit family in Virginia! If you can get over the fact that EVERYONE would be staring then I can see where it might be rather comfortable! LOL

    • NatalieTanner says:

      I have no idea and I have never seen on in person. I don’t know how the models in the photos kept from laughing. Ha! Ha!

  2. Cheryl L says:

    Hysterical! I think it looks like a fly head. Could be a great Halloween costume!

  3. Rachel says:

    It’s really kind of a shame, because it probably is really comfortable for sleeping on a plane, and I’d love to actually get some sleep on a plane someday!

  4. Hi Natalie!
    This is hilarious but looks quiet… comfy!!!! hahahah
    I would love to board on a plane and see everybody wearing those pillows 🙂

    • NatalieTanner says:

      It does, doesn’t it? We might have to just give in and buy one of the silly things. Anything to get a good night’s sleep on a plane, right??

  5. Nancy says:

    Too funny! Um, I don’t think I’ll be buying one for myself anytime soon – but what a great gift idea :-)!

  6. traciehowe says:

    This is too funny! I have seen some really weird travel pillows out there, but this is the most hilarious! I am tempted to get one just to see how it feels (and looks). I’m imagining a lot of face sweat, not that my face sweats very much, but it looks warm in there.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      That is a good point, I had not considered the temperature. It does seem too warm now that you say that…

  7. lolacastilla says:

    Me wants! I could see that being super handy on a long distance flight (:

    • NatalieTanner says:

      I have yet to see one! But anything is great if it helps you get a great night’s sleep, right? Even looking silly!

  8. That is so crazy, Natalie! I can’t imagine wearing one, but with the airlines having so many delayed flights and seeing so many people TRYING to sleep in airports, I can see where it might come in handy!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      The more I think about it the less crazy it gets! LOL! I am reading now about an overnight bus trip between Istanbul and Cappodocia….might need to buy 4 of those crazy pillows!! LOL!

  9. Stacey says:

    Lol I will never be caught dead wearing that! No matter how desperately I want to sleep.

  10. Rajkumar says:

    That was really a crazy idea on packing, but seems interesting. I’ll try it for sure in near future. 🙂

  11. NatalieTanner says:

    I’m glad you are enjoying it!

  12. NatalieTanner says:

    How wonderful! I will have to make the contact me info more prominent! My email is and I’d love to hear from you.

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