Product Review: Flanabags

Sometimes it’s the simplest of products that work the best … or the products that you initially didn’t know you needed.  That’s what Flanabags are.  “Flanabags?” you ask.  Yes, a brand you probably haven’t heard of but will want several once you discover their usefulness. Think permanent ZipLock bags. A couple years ago in one of my organization impulsive buys I decided to buy a … Continue reading Product Review: Flanabags

Cancel for Any Reason Travel Insurance

I got a call from a friend yesterday asking me if she should buy travel insurance for a domestic flight. This question is becoming an increasingly important decision, especially in light of last week’s recent terrorist attacks. The only time I typically buy travel insurance is when I book a big summer trip to Europe. I do this mainly because I try to pay as … Continue reading Cancel for Any Reason Travel Insurance

Tales for Travelers: Enhance Your Vacation Memories with a Great Read

We believe that books can set the tone and enhance the memories of your travels. Taking along a book that immerses you in the culture and history of your destination will enrich your experience and help you understand and appreciate each destination from a new perspective. We also believe that airplanes and beaches are best enjoyed with a “can’t put down” book. Here are some … Continue reading Tales for Travelers: Enhance Your Vacation Memories with a Great Read

The Pros and Cons of Extra Travel Fees

Whether we like it or not, ancillary travel fees are here to stay. If you are carefully budgeting a trip, be very careful with extra fees because they can add up quickly. A few years ago we made a last minute decision to fly from Seattle to Denver for a ski trip because we found low fares on Frontier Airlines. While our $200 ticket price … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Extra Travel Fees

New York – Perfect for Any Celebration

This is certainly my year of traveling to mark special occasions, as this was my second 80th birthday trip celebration of the year. Much to my husband’s dismay, my mother-in-law politely requested that all she wanted for her 80th birthday was a trip to New York City with my sister-in-law and me! This was one mother-in-law trip I couldn’t pass up. We went in mid-November … Continue reading New York – Perfect for Any Celebration