Travel Tip #35

Make a Travel Document For Your Trip to Stay Organized

When we were kids, there wasn’t much Internet for residential customers, so our parents had to plan trips the old-fashioned way. They visited a travel agent for airline tickets, checked a AAA guidebook for hotels and asked friends who had been to our prospective destination what to see there.… Continue Reading →

Travel Tip #34

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Pack An All-Purpose Jacket

When you are traveling, you don’t have your whole wardrobe at your disposal. What’s more, because you packed light so you can carry your luggage on, you only have the bare essentials with you. Like a mission into space, everything you bring must serve an important purpose, and if possible, more than one purpose.… Continue Reading →

Travel Tip #33

Put Your Liquids Into 100 ml Bottles To Avoid Checking Your Bag

Always Carry On. This mantra makes for a high speed, low drag trip through airports. With airlines charging fees to check your bag, it’s in your best financial interest to carry your own luggage onto the plane. However, airport security seems to make it harder and harder to carry your luggage on.… Continue Reading →

Travel Tip #32

Proper Sun Protection

When I was a kid, my grandparents lived on a lake and we visited them just about every weekend in the summer. Though the drive was only an hour, it seemed to take an eternity. (Now that I think about it, what doesn’t take an eternity to a kid?… Continue Reading →

Travel Tip #31

Bring Your Gadgets’ Accessories

Remember your first Discman? It took 24 AA batteries and would skip if you tilted it to see which track you were on. You were only able to listen to the one album, but hey, you could listen to the same song over and over with just the press of a button (so this is why it is better than a Walkman!).… Continue Reading →

Travel Tip #30

Bring Your Own Food on the Airplane

“Chicken or beef?” You hear the flight attendant ask the question. You try to peer around the food cart so perfectly sized that even a stray napkin cannot fit between it and your armrest to see what the other passengers are eating. Forget which looks better.… Continue Reading →

Travel Tip 29: Pack an Umbrella

When It Rains, It Pours

Keeping your clothes dry is important at home where you have access to a washer and dryer and a closet full of clean, dry clothes. It is even more important when you are traveling and living out of a small carry-on sized bag for a few weeks.… Continue Reading →

10 Essential Travel Accessories

Kindra's 10 Essential Travel Accessories

Here’s a roundup of Kindra’s favorite things to make traveling easier.

  1. Fabric Band-Aids – for treating blisters and covering cuts and scrapes. I like these bandaids because they are really sticky and stay on all day!
  2. Tweezerman Stainless Cuticle Nipper – besides trimming your nails, these can be repurposed as tiny scissors while on vacation.
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Travel Tip #28: Pack a Swimsuit

Travel Tip #28: Pack a Swimsuit

I enjoy swimming. Not the lap swimming you see at the Y or the kind that requires deep concentration. I enjoy being in the water, splashing around throwing a ball and attempting to do a headstand. So it is not really swimming, but that is what I call it.… Continue Reading →

Travel Tip #27

Hotel Tip #5 Compare Prices and Availability Between a Hotel’s Website and Online Travel Sites.

When planning a trip, saving money before you leave is important because those savings at home translate into extra spending money while you are gone. Spending some time now searching room rates will allow you to spend more money when you are actually staying in that room.… Continue Reading →