Pick up the phone TODAY and make an appointment at your favorite luxury spa during Spa Week, October 13-19, 2008. That’s right – next week, so hurry! Treat yourself to an indulgent aroma therapy message, classic European facial, Turkish body scrub, or my favorite, a “Suddenly Slim Wrap” – just what I need for this […]
If you’re like me, there’s always an unsettling feeling when you hop into a taxi cab that you’ll be taken “for a ride” on a convoluted route to your destination just to bump up the fare. Here are some basic taxi cab safety tips to avoid this situation: #1. Do Your Homework. Before venturing off […]
Quick, how do you dial 911 in Europe? Nearly everyone brings or rents a mobile phone to use while traveling, but do you know how to dial emergency services in another country? Here’s a list of prominent destinations and the emergency services number: 000 in Australia (112 by cell phone) 100 in India, Israel 107 […]
I’ve been frustrated and irritated lately trying to find all my travel supplies in 3 ounce TSA approved sizes. The travel sections at Walgreens and CVS have shrunk to measly proportions. But recently I unexpectedly discovered THE MOTHER LOAD of reduced sized travel supplies! Bed Bath and Beyond stores have aisle after aisle, after aisle, […]
How often have your passed through a security line muttering to myself, “If I ran this security line, things would be different”! Well, now you can pass your pearls of wisdom directly on to the folks at the Transportation Security Administration. These very brave folks have started a Blog of their own to open a […]
According to the International Food Information Council, approximately 11 million Americans have life threatening food allergies (Shellfish, Nuts, Eggs, etc.) . A far greater number have food sensitivities and in tolerances (Lactose, Gluten, MSG, etc). And even more of us have dietary restrictions (salt free, sugar free, etc.) If you or a member of your […]
Family medical emergency and bereavement fares have become harder to find in the past year as some airlines have eliminated them altogether. The excuse is that competition among airlines has brought prices down to the point that they just can’t afford to reduce them any further – yeah right! We all know that last minute […]
So this fellow won’t be sitting next to you in the Bistro any longer – what a relief! The new year has brought big changes to bars and restaurants in France as a complete smoking ban went into effect for all public places. The French, trying to ease the ‘blow’, introduced the smoking ban in […]
YUCK! We found this shocking video story on Brightcove.com (internet tv). It’s proof that glasses in hotel rooms (no matter how pricey the hotel) NEVER leave the room, and NEVER get a proper washing with soap and hot water or put through a dishwasher. Watch this video and you’ll never drink from a glass in […]
Ever see a Mom and Dad hauling a huge load of paraphernalia for their toddler through the airport security line? Let’s see – a bulky child seat, a diaper bag, toys, a blanky – not to mention the squirmy little tyke. I’ll bet that’s not a smile you’re imagining on their faces!!! Here’s a company […]
It’s always a challenge to find welcoming food when traveling. The highways seems to be populated with fast food burger and fried food joints galore. Thanks to a little technology, it’s a simple matter to find restaurants offering vegetarian selections wherever you are. Here are two websites offering worldwide directories of establishments offering Vegetarian food: […]
Mothers don’t let your daughters get Henna Tattoos! With the growing popularity of tattoo body art, many have turned to Henna as a temporary tattoo solution. Henna tattoos usually last about 3 weeks, making them a popular experiment while on vacation. Just like hair braiding, henna tatooing has become a service offered at many resort […]
Here’s a great safety tip for all you road warriors and for those who drive down to Florida each year. You’ll often need to stay in motel style properties where the doors face the parking lot. Park your car just outside the door with headlights facing the door. Place your car keys on the nightstand […]
Never leave home without it! One of the first things I throw in my bag is a medical first aid kit, and some very important home remedies. Here are my tips on the best choices.
You all know those moments; especially when traveling with children, a little too much water and you are looking for the nearest bathroom. Well, believe it or not, you can find one anytime, anywhere thanks to TheBathroomDiaries.com.