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9 Useful Travel Gifts for the Traveler on Your Shopping List

Need to buy a gift for a traveler? There are so many lists of holiday gift ideas for travelers, but they often include useless gadgets or kitschy trinkets. You know what I’m talking about—map-shaped necklaces and pictures with cutesy quotes. Sure, these items are adorable, but they aren’t especially useful travel gifts, so if you’re thinking of giving a gift to a traveler, resources as the his and hers travel gifts online, could be really helpful for this. If you want to get

3 Tips for Packing Toiletries

Packing toiletries is never an easy task. How much of your favorite shampoo or face cream should you take on your next trip? What’s the best bag to put them in? What if they explode? These are just a few of the questions that might run through your brain when you’re packing toiletries. There’s a lot to consider Follow these three tips for packing toiletries to help take the anxiety out of the task. 1. Pick the Right Bag How do you know which bag is right for you? That all dep

Perfect Folding: The Secret to Fitting More in Your Carry-On

Perfect folding is the ultimate tool for fitting more stuff in a smaller bag. But what is perfect folding, you ask? Well, it’s exactly what its name implies: a way to fold your clothes perfectly. The more perfectly your clothes are folded, the flatter they lay. This means you can fit more of them in your suitcase. I first learned to perfect fold when I worked at the GAP in my teens. Gap was meticulous about folding everything just so. Nowadays, this same technique is common a

Cruise Wear Tips for Getting on the Ship

Cruise wear is a fashion phenomenon all its own. The cruise wear you choose for embarkation day depends on several factors. Here are four things you need to consider when putting together the perfect outfit to get on board the ship. Say Cheese After checking in at the cruise terminal, you’ll begin your trek on board the ship. But before you get too far, photographers from the cruise line will be waiting to take your picture. You can skip the photo queue, but they won’t make i

Travel Tips to Help You Dress Like a Local

One of the best travel tips I can offer is to do what you can to avoid looking like a tourist when you’re in other parts of the world. It’s a simple safety precaution. The less touristy you appear, the less likely you are to stand out to pickpockets and other shady characters. Besides, I always think it’s super flattering when someone in another part of the world asks me for directions. I usually assume it means they think I look like I’ve walked those streets before. Or they

Packing Light: 5 Easy Outfits for a Night Out

Packing light is always a challenge, especially when you’re cruising. Every woman wants to look good, even when she’s working with limited resources. Cruises have a lot going on at night. Formal dinners, live shows, bars, pool parties—the options are endless. But most of us don’t have enough room in even our biggest suitcase to pack a different outfit every night. Not to mention you may not know the types of events you’ll be dressing for. If you’re planning on packing light,

Travel Essentials: Four Things You Should Take on Every Trip

No one wants to be bogged down with stuff they simply don’t need. But these travel essentials should be in everyone’s carry-on. It’s easy to remember to pack the basics: sewing kit, camera, nail clippers, and sunscreen, for example. But there are a few items I consider must-haves that aren’t in everyone’s bags. Krazy Glue No matter where I go, I always carry Krazy Glue. Some people swear by duct tape or other adhesives, but they simply can’t compete with my fave. Krazy Glue c

Choosing the Right Travel Bag: 3 Options that Really Work

Every woman faces this same dilemma when we’re doing our final packing for a big trip. What’s the right travel bag to take, and do I need more than one? I’m a pretty savvy packer, and I think I’ve found the perfect balance. Every woman needs a travel bag that acts as a catchall for all the stuff we think we need to take on the plane. Personally, I take crossword puzzles, a Kindle, a laptop, lip gloss, an old-school iPod, pens, notebooks, hand sanitizer, a snack, extra socks,

The Great Carry-on Debate: 7 Packing Tips You Need Now

Preparing for a vacation is hard work. Consider these packing tips to help you decide if you need the big bag or the carry-on. To carry on or not to carry on? That seems to be the question of the hour. And it’s one I consider often—not daily but close. Almost every time I open the cover of a travel magazine, the featured story offers some sort of packing tips or tricks for fitting everything into a smaller suitcase or putting together more outfits with fewer pieces. So, I as

 

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