Women can’t do anything from water.org on Vimeo. When we travel with our families, we don’t give a second thought about handing a drink of water to our children when they are thirsty. Airports provide drinking fountains for those of us who don’t want to purchase water and most airlines provide water free of charge. Did you ever think what your life would be like if we didn’t have clean drinking water? Only 100 years ago New York and other major cities in the US experienced Cholera epidemics and disease due to unsafe drinking water. It isn’t really that long ago if you think aboutRead More →

Holiday shopping season is in full swing and we’d like to help you save money on a few items. One of our sponsors would like us to share with you their $25 Spectrum Brands Coupon Savings Book. A special oupon book included on select packages of Rayovac AA 24 packs and AA 30 packs good for $25 in money-saving coupons on Spectrum Brands including: Rayovac Rechargeables George Foreman grill Remington hair care products Dingo Dog Bones Flex360 Flashlight Rayovac battery packs are available at Target, Walmart and most retailers where batteries are sold. Don’t forget to include Rayovac batteries when purchasing battery-operated holiday gifts orRead More →

Airlines sure knew how to increase their revenue when they added those horrid checked luggage fees. What they didn’t count on was how frugal we really are in the United States. I personally downsized my own packing procedures by choosing shoes and clothes to coordinate a bit better with other items of clothing being packed. Lands’ End saw a need to help consumers with their compact packing needs and developed an entire line of luggage that is not only sturdy, but will fit in the overhead compartments of an airplane. I recently tested out each piece of luggage on various types of travel and IRead More →

Today is the biggest online deals day of the year – Cyber Monday. We’ve got a few travel related gadgets that you may have on your holiday wish list, either for yourself or someone special. Here are some of the top items that are being searched for this holiday season, but they all have a travel twist. E-Readers Amazon started the trend with the Kindle and other companies have followed with their own portable e-readers. They come in handy for the traveler who is an avid reader yet doesn’t want to lug around an entire library. The Kindle is available on Amazon.com all year round, butRead More →

The craziness of the holiday season is officially upon us with Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping deals. I’m one of those shoppers who prefers to avoid the crowds and shop online. I will admit I’m respectfully afraid and in awe of those who line up in the wee morning hours to secure a spot in the shopping line. High dollar electronic items are always popular sale items for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Laptop computers are one of these electronic items that come in handy for the frequent traveler, and the good news is they come in a variety of sizes and prices. Here areRead More →

Road trips for families don’t have to be harried or stressful. This holiday travel season already has the added stress of being on the road or in the skies during the busiest travel time of the year. Not all moms opt for electronic entertainment for kids when traveling, but this mom does! Road trips or layovers provide some quality bonding time for families, until the annoying begins. That’s when I break out the portable DVD player and put on one of the kids’ favorite movies. This season, one of the hot new DVD releases is Disney – Pixar’s Toy Story 3. Movies and battery poweredRead More →

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Carmex. All opinions are 100% mine. In the southern US, everyone knows someone who is either a hunter or has a camp of some sort. My grandparents had a fishing camp in Pierre Part, Louisiana and some acreage in Pine Grove, Louisiana. We called the Pine Grove property The Country. The Country was a place where I’d go in high school when I just wanted some quiet and nature. I’d trek out to one of my grandfather’s deer stands in the woods and I’d climb up there to read a good book and watchRead More →

The holiday season will find many travelers on the road, driving to visit relatives for that annual visit. Some travelers may opt to stay with their relatives while many others choose to stay in a hotel or vacation rental near the family gathering place. I know when my family travels, we not only try to pack healthy road trip snacks, but also to save money by not stopping at a drive through for every meal. My friends from The Pampered Chef sent me a holiday gift of new and classic items for making meal time easier for me and the family during this crazy holidayRead More →

The Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season is the busiest travel season of the year. More than 41 million American are expected to fly the skies this year, making it one of the most stressful times to travel with young children. Let’s face it, babies can sense when mom is flustered, which set them off to crying. Being in unfamiliar surroundings and getting off schedule is another stress trigger for our littlest travelers. Let’s not even mention having to deal with the in-laws! Technology, in the form of apps for Android phones, Blackberries, iPhones, and iPads can help keep mom (and dad) sane while traveling toRead More →

When I pack for travel, I not only think about space in my carry on luggage, but also on ways to be eco-friendly when on the move. I carry along my own travel coffee mug to cut down on disposable coffee cups, and I also carry along a variety of rechargeable batteries and chargers. A handy travel gadget I discovered, thanks to Rayovac, is a USB battery charger that easily plugs into my laptop or mini travel power strip for charging. I still have a Flip Ultra, which requires two AA batteries for power, which makes this a handy travel gadget in my situation. InsteadRead More →