It’s that time of year to buy holiday gifts for your favorite traveler. You wonder what to buy that doesn’t break your budget. Then, you may have a finicky friend who is hard to please. What are you to purchase? Here are six, affordable holiday gifts for travelers.
Travel Accessories Kit
First, every traveler can use a 6-1 Travel Accessories Kit. This kit includes a TSA lock, luggage scale, international travel adapter, passport cover, eye mask, and earplugs. You can cover six items in one gift box!
Traveling to a new city or country is exciting and interesting. However, packing your toiletry and suitcase is sometimes challenging. Then determining what items to pack in your toiletry bag can be even harder. So, what’s in your toiletry bag?
Do you throw everything including the kitchen sink into your bag? Or do you only take the necessities? What type a toiletry bag do you prefer? There are so many to chose from including vinyl, cloth, plastic, water-resistant, or hanging ones. Is your preference a bag with various pockets and zippers? Again, you have a variety of choices. More importantly, is what you pack in your toiletry bag. Continue reading “What’s In Your Toiletry Bag?”
On day 5, we were heading to Manggis, a seaside town. In Part 1, we talked about our stay in Ubud. The Alila Ubud was a great hotel with fantastic hospitality. The staff was so accommodating that one would never want to leave. They get five stars for customer service. The crew was very impressed and humbled by the wonderful staff. However, it was time to move on to the next stop.
We ate breakfast at the Alila Ubud and then prepared to leave. Two SUV’s were waiting on us. We expected the typical minivan, however, the manager didn’t want us to be cramped during the 90-minute ride to Manggis. So, he ordered two cars for the four of us. It was a hot morning, so thank God for nice cool air conditioning. During the ride, we talked to the driver about life in Bali. Continue reading “My Wanderlust Leads to Manggis, Bali – Part 2”
My wanderlust is at it again. My travel crew was with me: my sister, cousin, and niece. Thanks to a great Living Social deal, we were able to enjoy an affordable vacation. We arrived in Depensar on March 11th, at 1:00 am. We left Chicago on March 9th at 11:30 am on Korean Air. While in flight, we crossed the international date line. Our flight itinerary was from Chicago to Seoul to Bali for a total of 21 hours of flying plus a short layover.
Korean Air was great. We flew economy, but the customer service during the flight was fantastic. Fourteen hours on the first leg was filled with watching movies, sleeping, listening to music, reading, eating, stretching, drinking plenty of water and more sleeping. The in-seat entertainment system was way cool! The touchscreen featured movies, TV shows, games, music, and flight information. It even came with a remote control. The legroom was excellent and we weren’t cramped at all.Continue reading “My Wanderlust Leads to Bali – Part 1”
Comfortable shoes are important assets for travelers. When you travel, you are on your feet. Then, you walk around airports, train or bus stations. Afterward, you stand in long lines. Airports and stations have hallways and stairs that keep your fitness tracker buzzing. Once you arrive at your destination, exploration of tourist spots keep you on the move. The last thing you want is for your feet to hurt because of uncomfortable shoes. Travel comfort begins with finding the right pair of comfortable shoes. Continue reading “Comfortable Shoes are an Important Asset for Travelers”
Most of you love to travel, but you don’t look forward to packing. Getting your clothes and toiletries into a suitcase or carry-on piece can be a challenge. Whittling down the number of outfits can be even more of a challenge. Sitting on your suitcase to close it is a bigger problem. Now, you can put your challenges and problems aside. Organize your suitcase with packing cubes. Continue reading “Organize Your Suitcase with Packing Cubes”
Midlife is a whole new world for many of us. Turning 50 years old or older is like crossing another threshold. You think you’ve been through some stuff, and you’re ready for anything. Some think, what can possibly be thrown at you that you can’t handle. Yes, some of you are superheroes with superhuman powers. However, even at midlife, you’re still human with an abundance of emotions! So, here five important tips for mid-life happiness and good health. Continue reading “Five Important Tips for MidLife Happiness and Good Health”
Looking in the mirror is hard for some of us, especially for a woman over the age of 40. A woman will not recognize the beauty of age. However, she will over analyze every wrinkle or blemish. A woman will stand in front of a mirror and hold in her tummy. Then she remembers what she looked liked when she was in her twenties or before having kids. It’s difficult for a woman to recognize her own beautiful self as she ages. Can you relate to this? Continue reading “The Beauty of Age: Learn to Love Yourself”
Recently, I talked to a friend about my ongoing job search. I’m job hunting at the age of 55 and it’s been an interesting experience. My friend suggested that I dye my beautiful gray hair to decrease the chances of discrimination based on appearance. Then, this got me to thinking that my gray hair matters! Don’t count me out of the game.