SHOES BLUES – What Footwear to Pack for a Snorkeling, Hiking, Kayaking, Rafting, Sightseeing Trip.


Now that I know what I know, I’ll share “experienced” recommends for footwear on a National Geographic Adventure to Belize and Guatemala – Reefs, Rain Forests & Ruins. We read their packing list, and still made some footwear mistakes. But we also did some smart things.

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Travel Must-Have ~ My Teensy Eyeglass Tool Kit


There are people who take trips, and people who travel. And then there are Seasoned Travelers. This year alone, we rang in the New Year in Havana, Cuba.  Mid-year trek to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos. Thanksgiving, visit Africa a fourth time, this one to see the Rwandan gorillas. Seasoned travelers carry useful stuff…

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What to Pack for Africa

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No… I don’t have another trip to Africa planned. Yet… I WISH! My friend, Marlene is going on her first safari and asked a simple question, “What is your number-one recommended item to pack?” One?? When only allowed 26 lbs. of luggage total, EVERY ITEM is vital. After I emailed her with this collection of […]

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What Women Over 40 Should Pack For Paris

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A better title for this is, “What one woman over 50 researched, purchased, packed for a winter’s week in Paris during Fashion Week.” (The 40-age-mention was for Google searches.)

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