Travel Gear Review: Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk Shoes Are Pillows for My Feet
May20

Travel Gear Review: Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk Shoes Are Pillows for My Feet

My feet never knew life could be so good until I slipped on a pair of Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk shoes, the perfect travel shoe for my adventures.

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Travel Gear Review: High-Tech nio Tag Keeps Tabs on Luggage, Smartphones
Apr08

Travel Gear Review: High-Tech nio Tag Keeps Tabs on Luggage, Smartphones

Having my iPhone lost or stolen while traveling would be one of the worst things I could imagine. I’ve come to rely on it for mapping, travel itineraries, contact database and of course, as a form of communication. Losing my camera would be the second worst thing. Well, guess what? There’s an app, and a Bluetooth-powered security tag called the nio, to prevent these things from happening.

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Book Review: We’ll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter Adventure by Jennifer Coburn
Mar23

Book Review: We’ll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter Adventure by Jennifer Coburn

AAnyone can keep a travel journal but it takes a special talent for crafting an engaging travel story worthy of inviting others on the journey. We’ll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter Memoir by Jennifer Coburn is not a flowery travel memoir about eating croissants, sipping coffee in Parisian cafes, and wearing matching berets in Paris. It’s a lesson in living life and well worth the read.

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Bike Tow Leash Offers Solution to Safely Bicycle with Your Dog
Mar18

Bike Tow Leash Offers Solution to Safely Bicycle with Your Dog

How can a dog parent spend more outdoor time with their canine-child? Biking, of course, and a solution to safely bike with a dog is Bike Tow Leash

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Part 3 of 3: Solo Travel Girl’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Super Stocking Stuffers & My Local Favorites
Dec02

Part 3 of 3: Solo Travel Girl’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Super Stocking Stuffers & My Local Favorites

Stuck on what to put in your loved one’s stocking? Here’s Solo Travel Girl’s holiday gift guide for super stocking stuffer ideas. Of course, don’t forget the orange!

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Part 2 of 3: Solo Travel Girl’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Tech Lovers
Dec01

Part 2 of 3: Solo Travel Girl’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Tech Lovers

How many days ’til Christmas? If you need a little assistance with your shopping here is Solo Travel Girl’s 2013 holiday gift guide to get the ideas flowing in helping you find the perfect gift.

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Part 1 of 3: Solo Travel Girl’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers
Dec01

Part 1 of 3: Solo Travel Girl’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

Not sure what to get your favorite traveler for Christmas? Solo Travel Girl’s 2013 holiday gift guide for travelers will get the ideas flowing for you.

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Meet Mary Margaret Manatee
Nov27

Meet Mary Margaret Manatee

It’s not easy being different, especially as a kid, and being teased by your peers. The new children’s picture book “Mary Margaret Manatee” by award-winning outdoor writer (and friend) Lucy Beebe Tobias, subtly addresses this.

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Bonjour! Learning French with the Pimsleur Method on My iPad
Nov24

Bonjour! Learning French with the Pimsleur Method on My iPad

Bonjour! Inspired by my travels to Marseille, France, I’m in the process of learning French with the Pimsleur Course Manager App on my iPad using the Pimsleur Method.

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Gift of Time with the Irobot Roomba 770 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
Oct30

Gift of Time with the Irobot Roomba 770 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

As I write this post, I’m also doing a little housecleaning. Well, I AM not exactly doing the cleaning, my new 21st century pet, the Irobot Roomba 770 vacuum cleaning system is doing the legwork, err, ball-work while gliding atop my tiled and throw-rugged floors. In fact, it can do the cleaning when I’m sleeping and when I’m away from home. This creature zipper from room to room sucking up cat litter, cat fur, dust bunnies and mystery...

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Travel Gear Review: LifeProof Nüüd Case for iPhone 5
Sep02

Travel Gear Review: LifeProof Nüüd Case for iPhone 5

My iPhone is probably my most important piece of electronic travel gear and the LifeProof Nüüd Case for iPhone 5 can solve a big problem I have. When engaging in activities as kayaking, boating or dancing in the rain, I’ve been leery about taking my smartphone along. Why? Well, remember when my iPhone jumped ship (my pocket) into the toilet?

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*CLOSED* Review and Giveaway: BIC® Tech 2-in-1 Stylus and Pen
Jul18

*CLOSED* Review and Giveaway: BIC® Tech 2-in-1 Stylus and Pen

BIC is offering my readers a giveaway of a BIC® Tech 2-in-1 Stylus and Pen to FIVE of my reads, a value of $4.99 each. Being a writer I’m a pen snob and picky about my pens and I can honestly say I’ve really enjoyed using this for the past couple of weeks.

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Health & Beauty Review: Keeping Fresh with Secret Outlast Clear Gel
Jul07

Health & Beauty Review: Keeping Fresh with Secret Outlast Clear Gel

Be prepared, I’m going to get personal. Driving to the office one morning a couple of weeks ago something seemed off with my air conditioning. At lunch, I hopped it, turned the key and was blasted by dry heat. Yup, my air conditioning was gone, the inside temperature read 101 degrees, I was glistening profusely (glistening is a Southern term for women sweating), wearing a rayon top yet I wasn’t, well, stinky. Coincidentally, I...

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Women’s Travel Gear Review: SHOLDIT Clutch Wrap Purse
Jun26

Women’s Travel Gear Review: SHOLDIT Clutch Wrap Purse

Here’s a confession, when traveling I usually feel like I’m part of the Grapes of Wrath, carrying as much with me as possible within as little luggage as possible. The SHOLDIT Clutch Wrap Purse is a solution to my desire [anxiety?] for keeping my important documents safely within reach at all times. This is especially essential when exploring suspect areas and worrying about being pick pocketed or having my purse stolen....

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Beach Day! Review of ‘Sand Gone’ Sand Remover
May31

Beach Day! Review of ‘Sand Gone’ Sand Remover

Being Memorial Day and having the day off, I headed to Englewood Beach on Manasota Key, Florida, to worship the sun (with ample sunscreen) and put the sand remover product called Sand Gone to the test. Here’s the rundown on Sand Gone: it’s a dry powder made from natural ingredients. It comes with a soft buff to puff the powder on the skin and it claims the sand will come right off and leave skin soft. Really? How I Heard...

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