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Review & Giveaway: Confessions of a Hostie

Flight Attendant. For years the job title has conjured up visions of glamour, luxury, and a bit of mystery. And while the reality is far from where your imagination may lead you, it’s always fun to have a peak behind the proverbial galley curtain. Two recently published e-books attempt to do just that, Confessions of […]

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Travel Product: Cool-it-Caddy

orange icepop from cool-it-caddy

Travel product development is a big industry, with every product hoping to be the next HOT item.  Cool-it-Caddy, however, isn’t interest in HOT, it’s interested in helping you keep your  cool. How?  With their Icepops line – an insulated cosmetic bag that you pop in the freezer till frozen.  The coolant is self contained, so […]

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REVIEW: Lock-a-Bye Bag Keeps Valuables Safe

Lockabye black&white bag

I’m a bag gal.  I love bags of all shapes and sizes.  Special purposes bags, all purpose bags, and those quirky bags that are cute, but I’m not exactly sure how to use them.  When you see and use as many bags as I do, you soon learn that bags are not created equal, and […]

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Noblo Umbrella Buddy Aids Beach Safety

Noblo Beach Umbrella

There are so many safety considerations on a beach vacation, that sometimes it’s seems like it’s more work than fun.  Sunscreen, water safety, jelly fish, and all the other potential hazards of spending the day on the beach multiply even more when you’re vacationing with children.  The Noblo Umbrella Buddy, created by two moms concerned […]

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Boat and Tote Bags from L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean Boat & Tote

Can you have too many tote bags?  While I a big fan of specialty bags – there’s nothing like the right tool for the job – a well-crafted, all-purpose tote is the workhorse in any bag collection.  My recommendation?  The classic Boat & Tote from L.L. Bean. The Boat & Tote is made from heavy-duty […]

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Best Bag Ever: eBags Crew Cooler II

ebags crew cooler

The eBags Crew Cooler is a very popular bag with Flight Attendants, pilots, and others who spend much of their life on the road.  For a long time it was one of those secrets whispered about on the jump seat as we’d watch – with great envy – as a co-worker would pull out the […]

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REVIEW: Beyond the Pasta

Beyond the Pasta by Mark Leslie

When I think about Italy, which I often do, it’s not the attractions or the countryside that capture my attention.  Oh sure, it’s beautiful and there are lots of incredible sights to see, but what really speaks to me is the food.  In my opinion, what makes Italy so fascinating and appealing is its food, […]

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These Are a Few of My Favorite (Travel Gear) Things

Travel means contending with increasing air fares and sourcing the best flight times and pricing, facing the unpleasant reality of ever increasing add-on fees of airlines and hotels, contending with airport security, and juggling the demands of a lifestyle on the road and loved ones at home. What makes it all easier?  Loving what we […]

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Help for Travelers with Ear Problems

Adult using Ear Popper to relieve ear discomfort when flying

Today I have an important guest post that will be of importance to anyone who suffers from ear discomfort while flying.  I’m a sufferer, as a result of allergy and sinus-related issues, so have to take a lot of precautions when I travel.  And that includes not flying when my ears get too bad! —- […]

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Airline Memorabilia From Golden Era of Air Travel

While travelers bemoan the loss of the kinder, gentler era of air travel, airline memorabilia fans know that they can enjoy a little retro moment with bags, accessories, and gifts from Pan Am One.  Adorned with the original Pan Am logo, items can also be found at travel stores and air museums. Perhaps you had […]

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lotus at Kenilworth Gardens, DC

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Books to Read on Your Next Flight

In honor of World Book Day, I’m updating my progress in the 2017 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge – and in […]

A Dozen Gardens From Around the World

Since the flowers in my garden are not terribly impressive yet - things will be in full color in another few weeks - I turned to some of my blogger friends to get a take on some of their favorite gardens around the world. I selected a dozen of them, one for each month of the year, and hope you can work a visit into one of them during your next vacation.

The days are getting longer, and with flowers blooming in the yard along with a few peeks of the sun […]

Celebrate World Wildlife Day

Today, March 3rd, is UN World Wildlife Day. The UN General Assembly made this proclamation four years ago as a […]