Annual Travel Gift Guide – December 2016

It’s that time of year to pick my favorite travel items. After assembling the list, I realized that travel clothes seem to have common threads: they look good, are comfortable and functional. But, what to pack them in and how about gadgets and discounts? They are all here! Chico Bag – My “must have” item[…]

Travel Gifts for the Holidays – December 2015

Efficient packing is the first step for any trip. Eagle Creek always has innovative gear and this year I discovered their Adventure Pop Top Carry On. It converts from a wheeled under seat tote to full size luggage. The company stands behind all of their products with a “no matter what warranty.” Shop at www.eaglecreek.com.[…]

2014 – Holiday Travel Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year to think about presents. Here are a few of my favorites. Head to Toe: Outdoor Research’s Exit Cap is stylish and comfortable. It’s durable wool/polyester/nylon blend will keep your head warm and dry. www.outdoorresearch.com Exit Cap™ Clothing Arts has a couple of super products to keep thieves at bay (I[…]

2013 – Holiday Shopping

It’s that time of the year for my list of “go to” places to shop. My favorite online “stores” have four things in common: quality goods, superior customer service, knowledgeable staff and consumer friendly product guarantees. Here they are along with my suggestions for travel related gifts. Eagle Creek – Their Pack-It Specter system is[…]

2012 – Travel Gifts for the Holidays

It’s that time of year to shop for presents. Here are a few suggestions. Travel Essentials Two gift ideas from Maggellan’s. The compact, noise-cancelling headphones by AblePlanet do a first-rate job of keeping airplane din to a minimum. The silk DreamSack with matching pillow case provide luxury bedding wherever you travel. www.magellans.com The Spector Cube[…]

2011 – A Second Carry-On and Nine Other Nifty Travel Items

Here are 10 suggestions for the the savvy traveler. . Clothing 1. I recently discovered a clever way to get a second carry-on aboard when you fly. How? By wearing the Magellan Travel Vest. It features five exterior pockets and three interior ones. I load it up with everything needed during the flight including snacks,[…]

2008 – A Cocoon of Comfort

The destination is usually the best part of travel; the journey, however, can be frustrating, inconvenient and uncomfortable. Being prepared can ease the challenge, so here are some suggestions. My favorite domestic airline is Southwest. OK, I can imagine some groans but let me present my case. Southwest usually features the lowest rates on the[…]