Best Travel Gear: 7 must haves you won’t find on other lists

Best Travel Gear: 7 must haves you won’t find on other lists

Best Travel Gear: 7 must haves you won’t find on other lists

My uncle would always say, “having the right tool for the job, makes all the difference in the world”. That is so true! As an avid traveler, this is a list of some of the best travel gear that are my favorite go-to items I always keep in my carry-on.

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An Unexpected Adventure In Quebec City

An Unexpected Adventure In Quebec City

It was a beautiful sunny day in Quebec City, finally, after several days of grey, cold rain the sun was a welcome change on my

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Once you visit Puerto Vallarta, can you forget?

Once you visit Puerto Vallarta, can you forget?

Puerto Vallarta As my last night in Puerto Vallarta comes to a close my mind I find myself thinking of things that I have seen, learned, and experienced.

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Vacation Rental Tips

Vacation Rental Tips

Do you have a vacation rental? Do you want to know how to attract renters and acquire return customers? Check out my interview with Kigo to get tips on what travelers and empty nesters are looking for when they rent a vacation home. I detail what renters are looking for. What they don’t want. Ways to word your listing to highlight the positive aspects of your property and make it shine! There is also a funny story of a place I stayed… that I can laugh about now! So check it out HERE! Kigo is a web-based, scalable solution that provides

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Virgin America raises the bar

Virgin America raises the bar

VIRGIN AMERICA OFFERS CLASSY CHECK-IN KIOSKS VIRGIN AMERICA NOTICES DETAILS Most check-in kiosks at the airports are pretty much the same – no frills, functional, and utilitarian. Not much to write about, until I passed the Virgin America desk.  Wow! I was so surprised by

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What’s in your bag?

What’s in your bag?

What should you pack? Everyone has rituals or particular ways they do things to stay organized and keep the chaos of life at bay. One thing I like to keep organized and ready to use – whenever I can – is my

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A Travel App Worth Talking About

A Travel App Worth Talking About

There Is An App For That There are so many apps these days for all of our gadgets. Some very helpful such as those that help you keep track of your daily life, pictures, passwords, accounts, inventory and such. Then there are those that

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What not to do with your gator in Louisiana

What not to do with your gator in Louisiana

Just in case you did not think Louisiana was eclectic enough – here are some truly unique, informative, interesting, and down right weird tidbits about Louisiana and one of its largest cities, New Orleans. Louisiana’s strange laws Louisiana was first successfully settled in 1718 after the French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier had claimed it for France in 1682. Louisiana became the 18th state of the Union on August 30,1812 There is a bill in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents. There have been over 30 hurricanes that have hit Louisiana since 1900.

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GHOST TOUR

GHOST TOUR

We like to ghost, by that I mean we like to go to haunted places. We like to try to capture them on our cameras. Sometimes we

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Travel is hard work

Travel is hard work

3, 2, ZZZZ….. No matter how we travel. Whether we are driving or flying it seems like it only takes Ian a few minutes and he is out cold. It seems like he can sleep anywhere at almost any time of the day or night. Today was no different. We had been awake for a few hours and about 15 minutes into a 29 minute flight this is what I see…. I wish that I could fall asleep that fast and easy! The Travel Plug-in Challenge The addition of charging stations throughout airports has been a welcome change over the

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Getting Ready

Getting Ready

Graduate High School Our next overseas trip is fast approaching! When our kids graduate high school they get to choose a vacation destination for that year. The Rules There are rules that they have to follow when they choose a spot. It has to be out of the US. It has to be a stable country and it has to be friendly towards women (naturally!). Why We want to show our children that even though the world is very large and vast, it is also small. It is very easy to travel if you have the desire. We want to

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Driving in England for the first time

The first time that we went to England we were so excited to be going to a different country! It was so thrilling to think of all the new experiences and people that we would meet! The new culinary adventures that we would expose our taste buds to. The massive amounts of history that we would see. For history lovers who grew up in a state in America where 50 years is considered “old”, going to a place that has centuries of history made us almost giddy! We made our travel list, what to pack, what not to pack, found

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