New this month:  World Cuisine 

Italian and German recipes 

(click on link to see foods and recipes)


Come see the world with me!
​​​Next month I will be discussing what our bodies can handle.
See you on Sunday, 
November 3, at 6:00 PM!
​​​Happy travels! Ciao!  😎

Sewing kit Merchant & Mills Rapid Repair Kit
For the best combination of sewing tools, take along a complete sewing kit to repair clothing or replace buttons.

https://www.amazon.com/sk=Sewing+kit+Merchant+%26+Mills+Rapid+Repair+Kit&ref=nb_sb_noss

Amazon.com photo

Amazon.com photo

Travel Blanket

Recently a great many airlines dispensed with blankets, and I found myself cold on a domestic flight. This little blanket doesn't take much room and will come in handy during any type of flight.

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/BlueHills-Premium-Airplane-Pillowcase-Backpack/dp/B07GTBS7D2/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?crid=3AM0IYOB8PT38&keywords=travel+blanket&qid=1551311682&s=gateway&sprefix=travel+blanket%2Caps%2C156&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1



TSA approved lock


https://www.amazon.com/s?k=TSA+approved+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss

Travel Adapted Supplies

Lush Solid Conditioner

A great little companion to their solid shampoo.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Lush+solid+conditioner&ref=nb_sb_noss

Health Essentials

Pocket Picnic and Beach Blanket


https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Pocket%2C+Picnic+and+Beach+Blanket&ref=nb_sb_noss

Footrest


Absolutely a must for a long flight to keep the blood in your legs circulating between trips to the bathroom.  This is something I will get before my next trip to Australia.


Amazon.com photo

My travels have always been interesting and always eventful.  But it is when I run into things like people with infectious diseases or hurt myself, that I need something to save my vacation from ruin.  Thankfully, I have never become sick while on a trip, but several years ago, while on a trip to Italy I hadn't been stringent about disinfecting my area, I picked up the the virus that causes mono and was sick for months afterwards.


Traveling, although it is supposed to be relaxing and a vacation from your life, can be stressful.  This can be because of carrying heavy luggage, finding places to wash clothes, or comfort on a plane.  Many times we find that stress on the body may cause a trip to go south quickly.  When we prepare ahead of time with things like light blankets for a cold plane, first aide kit for emergencies, or just mini items for travel, we can save ourselves time, stress, and provide comfort.  The following is a list of items and gadgets that may help your trip from turning into a nightmare.  


Many people don't like to shop Amazon, for various reasons, but I find it had all of the bells and whistles for traveling that other places may not have.  I have included all of the Amazon connections and pictures from their website I can to help you along.  Please look these up on other sites if you wish, as there are many others on the web that have perfectly marvelous products.



Lifesystems Portable Mosquito Killer

Wherever you are in the world, mosquitos are the biggest carriers of disease, and kill more people than any other animal or insect.  Here in America we have Zika Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) that are two of the most recent.  In Africa, there are any number.  Help protect yourself with this system.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Lifesystems+Portable+Mosquito+Killer&ref=nb_sb_noss

Trtl Pillow

Scientifically Proven Neck Support Travel Pillow makes traveling much more comfortable.  I always like to sleep on a plane.  It helps the time go so much faster, but not when I am uncomfortable. 

https://www.amazon.com/Travelrest-Ultimate-Travel-Pillow-Neck/dp/B008FEZ814

Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle

Because the cost of water is so expensive in the airports and because plastic has become such an extreme part of land and water pollution, this item is a god-send.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Nomader+Collapsible+Water+Bottle&ref=nb_sb_noss

Amazon.com photo

Antibacterial Wipes and spray

​Clorox wipes are great for travel to wipe eating surfaces on airplanes and restaurants.  I usually take Thieves Antibacterial spray along to sanitize the areas that I will be using.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Antibacterial+Wipes+and+spray&ref=nb_sb_noss

Amazon.com photo

Amazon.com photo

Bed Sheet / Sleeping Bag Liner


https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Bed+Sheet+%2F+Sleeping+Bag+Liner&ref=nb_sb_noss

Special Travel Clothing and Cloth Items

Lululemon active ware and compression leggings


https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Lululemon&ref=nb_sb_noss

Amazon.com photo

On The Plane

Quick Dry Microfiber Towel


https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Quick+Dry+Microfiber+Towel&ref=nb_sb_noss 

Travel and The

Solo Woman

Wire/gadget organization system Skooba Cable Stable
This gadget is invaluable for keeping all of your electronics together.  I know my cords tend to tangle when in an airplane.  By using this item you can make your trip less stressful.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Wire%2Fgadget+organization+system+Skooba+Cable+Stable&ref=nb_sb_noss

North Face Rain Jacket

I am always getting caught in places when the weather changes quickly and I'm freezing.  This jacket will help you keep warm and dry.

https://www.amazon.com/sk=north+face+rain+jacket+womens+waterproof&crid=2FR4K1N9LX16Z&sprefix=north+face+rain+jacket+womens+wa%2Caps%2C156&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_32

Staying Safe - You And Your Valuables

Woolite  

Keep your clothes clean with laundry sachets. You don't have to take liquids any longer!  

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=woolite+travel+sachets&ref=nb_sb_noss

Amazon.com photo

Amazon.com photo

First Aid Kit

No one should travel without a first aid kit.  I think everyone has a horror story in which they learned how valuable one can be.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=travel+Firat+Aid+Kit&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

Tangle Teezer is literally The Best Hairbrush,


https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Tangle+Teezer&ref=nb_sb_noss

This Clever Tank Top with Secret Pockets 


https://www.amazon.com/sk=clever+travel+companion+unisex+tank+top+with+secret+pocket&crid=2WXACY68JNSFK&sprefix=clever+Tank+Top+with+Secret+Pockets%2Caps%2C179&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_35

Laundry soap and shampoo sheets(

No need to remember the TSA carry-on ratio! Add water and the sheet will dissolve to wash clothing, or hair and hands instantly. The packs also come in shaving, body wash, and hand soap versions.

https://www.amazon.com/sk=laundry+soap+and+shampoo+sheets&ref=nb_sb_noss

Travel kettle

A great little product to take with you when camping!

https://www.amazon.com/Overmont-Aluminum-Approved-Portable-Lightweight/dp/B07MBGFG7P/ref=sr_1_13?keywords=travel+camping+kettle&qid=1551317780&s=gateway&sr=8-13

Pegless washing line Amazon

This is something I could have used on my first trip to Berlin 40 years ago.  I lost several items because there wasn't time or anywhere to let them dry.

https://www.amazon.com/sk=Pegless+washing+line+Amazon&ref=nb_sb_noss

Compression Socks

These type of socks come in handy for long distance travel, especially for older folks like myself to keep from developing blood clots in the legs sitting down for such a long time.  I wished that these were available during my previous flights to Australia.

Amazon - 

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=travel+compression+socks+women&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

Sleep Mask



Compression bags


https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Travel+compression+bags&ref=nb_sb_noss

Travel Umbrella

I have a very small bumper shoot that I carry in my purse wherever I go now.  This umbrella is a bit smaller.  Either are invaluable when traveling.  


A Solar power bank

Such an important thing to carry when one is camping or away from power sources!

https://www.amazon.com/25000mAh-ADDTOP-Portable-Waterproof Compatible/dp/ B07FPHHNDL/ref=sr_1_7keywords=A+Solar+power+bank&qid=1551317923&s=gateway&sr=8-7

Come see the world with me,
footloose and fancy free!

Washing, Laundry and Mending On The Go

Packing cubes

I got these from Amazon and just love them for travel.  It keeps my suitcase organized and I know what is where.  I don't have to dig through the whole case to find something,

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Packing+cubes&ref=nb_sb_noss

LUSH Solid Shampoo

With the limitations of traveling with liquids, this is surely a wonderful substitute.  It is lighter and solid, so it won't spill and follows travel standards

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=LUSH+Solid+Shampoo&ref=nb_sb_noss

Numinous Packs Anti-Theft Travel Daypack, 25 Liter


https://www.amazon.com/sk=AntiTheft+Travel+Daypack%2C+25+Literclever+travel+companion+unisex+tank+top+with+secret+pocket&ref=nb_sb_noss

North Face Thermo Ball Jackets

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=North+Face+Thermo+Ball+Jackets&ref=nb_sb_noss

Lewis N. Clark On Air Adjustable and Inflatable Neck Pillow 

This item is perfect for Travel so I always bring an inflatable neck pillow along on long trips to Europe or Australia now.

Camping, Hiking, and Outdoor Life

Travels Gadget that make the journey easier!

Luggage Organizers

Tentsile Connect Tree Tent​ or small ground tent. 


Travel toothbrush

If you're like me, always on the go while traveling, a foldable toothbrush is much more convenient to travel with than those we use every day, and fits into a smaller area.

https://www.amazon.com/sk=travel+toothbrush&crid=29RAFOVFGV4EF&sprefix=travel+too%2Caps%2C155&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_10

Amazon.com photo

Amazon.com photo

Airborne

This is a must when traveling.  It helps boost your immune system and makes you less susceptible to bugs that travel with you on the plane or viruses where you are going on vacation.

https://www.amazon.com/sk=airborne&crid=17NVM02RJO0NG&sprefix=airborne%2Caps%2C155&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_8

Amazon toiletry organizer

I carry a toiletry organizer that I purchased through my oil company, but you can purchase one through Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=travel+toiletry+organizer&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

Contact Info

Scrubba Travel Wash Bag

Most people don't know where to go in a foreign country to launder their clothing, so this is a great convenience.  A woolite soap sheet and a little water from a sink and you are ready to go.
https://www.amazon.com/sk=Scrubba+Travel+Wash+Bag&ref=nb_sb_noss


Headlamp

In big cities there is always some source of light that we can rely on.  However, in the woods or bush, it can be pitch black.  A headlamp or flashlight are important items to carry for self protection.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=head+lantern&crid=1MEW2HF0K09IF&sprefix=head+lantern%2Caps%2C206&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_12 

The Little Sun - High quality solar lamp

https://www.amazon.com/Little-Sun-Solar-Lantern-LITSUN01/dp/B008HF97D6/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2UOBYLJP7Q9EO&keywords=little+sun+solar+lamp&qid=1553983279&s=gateway&sprefix=the+little+sun+solar+l%2Caps%2C161&sr=8-1