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Apr

Travel tip #89 Kitchen utensils as souvenirs

Like to cook? Have too many kitschy souvenirs? Combine these 2 random thoughts and look for unusual kitchen utensils or gadgets that are special to your destination. In Amsterdam I buy eetlepels ( aka demitasse spons) that I use for all sorts of things at home ( never for expresso though :(). Japan, vegetable peelers, a ladle in Munich. Troll the aisles in supermarkets to find common utensils at good prices. These souvenirs will be functional and remind you of your trip every time you use them. While youre at the market, buy some interesting local food too!

21

Apr

Hunting for the Best Carry-On Bag - NYTimes.com

If your looking for a new carry on bag, try reading this NY Times article first.

18

Apr

Bird Sanctuary near south end of Fort Myers Beach

17

Apr

Travel Tip #88- Fan the fire

When I was in Spain, it was hot so there I was trying to fan myself with whatever brochure I had in my hand. Simple and great thing the Spanish ladies carry in their purses- a fold up fan (elegantly carved of course). Me, I got a cheap paper fan that folds up and now carry it with me when the weather’s right.

16

Apr

Favorite App #13 -Aps Gone Free

This free app offers 5-6 other free apps ever day. The apps offered usually cost money but again they are free on this app site for one day only gratis. Great way to try new apps without putting out the dough. I got my kayak pro app this way. The apps vary- and include games, work-organize me apps, and other! You can’t lose by trying it.

Pinterest How to Pack Boards

Search Pinterest for ideas on how and what to pack for a trip. there are wardrobe tips on what to pack sp upi have multiple outfits from just a few pieces -they’ll all fit in one carry on!

15

Apr

Getting back on track…again

I’ve let this blog go for idle for awhile but I’m back with some fresh and not so fresh travel and tips.
Fort Myers Beach- my new second home!! Can’t wait to take puppy Rocky to the dog beach by Lovers Key State Park. Also figured out that the best way to get off the island is Estero going South to the highway. A little further but a lot faster than crawling through down town FMB. More to come!

02

Feb

Playa del carmen, lanterns in town

Playa del carmen, lanterns in town

01

Feb

The Royal, Playa del carmen . A great hotel.
Wish I could add a caption/ title but Tumblr won’t let me on photos/ Why?

The Royal, Playa del carmen . A great hotel.
Wish I could add a caption/ title but Tumblr won’t let me on photos/ Why?

31

Jan

Time to Get Back on Track

Haven’t posted much for a long time— too much to do and so little time. Time to get back to work and show you where I’ve been and where you should go— passing along any tips I pick up along the way.

If in or around cancun— go to Xel-ha!! A bit touristy but my family really loved it. Pricey as the fee is all-inclusive but there’s so much to do and you really don’t need to bring any money otherwise and are free to enjoy the grounds and restaurants. Enjoyed the snorkeling, biking, drinking booze and eating. Kids loved snorkelong and swimming with the dolphins ( extra!).