What to Pack for the Beach
Getting ready to pack for Florida! I can’t believe our vacation is already here.
It seems like we have been waiting forever. Hmm maybe because we have!
So I’m working on a beach vacation packing list. We are staying with friends so they will probably have most of what we need but I wanted to share a beach necessity list with you.
I was given the opportunity to try some new Master Lock luggage locks on my recent trip to Oklahoma. I have used the Master Lock brand in the past and they are definitely quality luggage locks. The company sent me a set to review, all opinions are 100% my own.
For years I have been using these luggage locks (love the colors) and the company just sent me these flexible cable style ones. I have a black and silver and I really like them. They took some getting used to after using the other plastic ones with non cable closures that I have been using.
The butterfly habitat, a 2,800 square foot mesh enclosure was located on the grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden. We waited outside for the guide to let us into the holding area. At that point, she gave us some tips and a chart with names of butterflies and we waited until the next lady inside the habitat was ready for us. We had to move in fast so none of those beauties could escape.
Last week we had the pleasure of visiting the Chicago Botanic Garden with family. Kev and I have been there before with Flat Stanley. Have you heard of him? That was quite a few years ago so it was nice to get back.
It’s always so pretty and a calming place to be. If you’ve never been there be sure to put it on your list of places to visit when in the Chicagoland area.
It’s located in Glencoe, IL and admission is free. There is a fee to park and it’s extra to experience the garden tram tours. We also paid an additional fee to see the Butterflies & Blooms exhibit and both were definitely worth it. (more…)
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AIRBAC sent me one of their travel backpacks for review. My review here is 100% completely my own.
The AIRBAC backpacks have a patented air support system. It helps you feel like you are carrying half the weight. AND it works! Like the site says, it does rest nice and comfy on your waistline no matter what size you are, totally adjusts to a customized fit.
A couple years ago I stopped carrying bags (over the shoulder, backpack, etc.) when traveling because I was having some neck/back issues. Since then I have been using a rolling bag and although I love it, the odd shape makes it a struggle to lift and put in the overhead bins on the airplane.
Looking for some good travel theme deals? Take a peek at these goodies.
This Weeks Best Deals: Travel
From vacations to shoes to magazines and luggage, we have you covered this weekend. Don’t forget to do some shopping for Mom. Her special day is Sunday!
We are personally looking for some great rental car deals right now. Heading to Orlando in a few months and need to rent a car. Know of any great deals? Or how to find the best deals?
Traditional Luggage Tags Create Problems for Travelers
Guest post by Boots Gibson
Few people consider their luggage tags can bring burglars to their home, or how often luggage tags are torn off bags when they become entangled in conveyor belts.
Today was a quick trip to the Dog n Suds restaurant in Fox Lake/Ingleside, IL My sister in law treated us to lunch for a belated b-day celebration for Kev.
I love the classic 50′s style drive in, it’s so much fun. You can read about the history of Dog n Suds too.
Not only can you park and order like your classic drive in but they have a picnic area there too if you would rather get out of your car.
What is Kayak?
Kayak is an online travel guide/search engine where you can find deals on flights, hotels, car rentals, vacations and more. You can sign up to get alerts when there are prices changes too.
They search tons of travel sites like Hotwire, Expedia, airlines, car rental agencies, etc. for top deals to destinations like Las Vegas, Florida and the Caribbean. How about a vacation rental or ski trip? They will find the best deal for you.
Like I said they are just a search engine so you do not book travel through them. So in our case, we’ll be directed to the airline and car rental agency. However you CAN find Trip Advisor’s rating and read reviews for hotels/resorts. I love that option.