August 23, 2019

Checked Luggage: Yay or Nay?

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Weíve all been there. Worried over the possible loss of a critical piece of luggage that just couldnít meet carry-on requirements, or waiting patiently for the airlines to find it when it didnít come. Even when things go as smoothly as possible, it is still a chore to run down to baggage claim between flight [...]

Photo Feature: Road Warrior Travel Gear


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you’re new to the low-budget travel game, there are some important things to consider. First, you’ll be doing yourself a big favor if you get everything into one bag.† There are many times you’ll have all your belongings with you and less is more. Then, there are some surprising [...]

5 Surprising Pieces of Travel Gear

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Rolling luggage and hanging toiletry bags are fairly predictable purchases for frequent travelers, but these five items make my personal short list of must-have gear. What they are just might surprise you. S Hooks: When you travel light, it usually means you end up carrying most of your belongings near or on your person. A [...]

Photo Feature: Women’s Travel Gear


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Try though we might to minimize what we take with us when we travel, as women, we just require most stuff.† Like ways to deal with menstrual issues while traveling. Then there are the issues of hair care, in general, and dressing up face and clothing for nights out.† All [...]

Photo Feature: Travel Gear


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As well-seasoned travelers, my husband and I have all the necessary gear for time on the road. We’ve discovered a couple unexpected and useful additions and resources over the years.† We go nowhere without a sarong or bandana, for example.† Both are useful far beyond the expected. As far as [...]

Surprising Sources for Scoring Affordable Travel Supplies

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I obtain travel supplies for as little as 20 cents per item for the basics, and at significant discounts for more substantial items. Here are some of my favorite sources for scoring affordable travel supplies. Special Ops Catalogs I covered this somewhat in my travel bag solutions post for Wise Bread a while back. People [...]

Product Review: Why We Dished out the Dough to Purchase Amazonís Kindle Fire

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Few devices have gotten as much buzz lately as Amazonís new tablet, the Kindle Fire. With full-color access to digital magazine subscriptions, streaming video, Android apps and more for just less than $200, the price point seems poised for a huge presence in this yearís holiday sales figures. What finally [...]

Five Items I Never Travel Without


Portable Tripod Sometimes you just want to be in front of the camera, instead of never in a pic because you’re the one behind the camera.† If only you had a tripod.† A traditional tripod just is not practical for most people. It’s large, cumbersome, and not always convenient to have on hand. This is [...]

Perfect Women’s Travel Pants


L.L. Bean offers a pair of pants that I feel is perfect for traveling.† They are called ‘Perfect Fit Pants’, and there is a style to fit most women’s shapes as they are available in misses’ and women’s sizes.†† They come in traditional pants, cropped, straight leg, boot cut, and slim.† What makes them perfect [...]

Product Review: LL Bean Personal Organizers

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† (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Photo Credit: LL Bean Call me picky, but I absolutely love these things for travel. So do my parents, my husband, and several other travelers I know. Why?