Writers Worldwide Share Travel Secrets 2006
She goes hostelling...
The perfect active vacation
doesn’t have to mean shelling out the platinum card for a resort
stay. For your next domestic trip consider catching
your winks at a hostel to defray costs (averaging $45 for a private
room and $20 dorm-style) and enjoy the camaraderie of communal
living. Let Colleen Norwine’s
Great Hostels USA (Sedobe Travel Guides) be your guide
to nearly 100 inviting hostels across the country—most near
national parks and other active travel destinations. Cost is $18.95
Genessa Poth is the
Assistant Editor of the U.S.-based, Her
Sports magazine. Website: http://www.hersports.com
Vive la difference...
is a difference between travel and vacation. While vacation implies
rest and relaxation, travel engages you and keeps you busy. You can
combine the two but you need to be aware of your own travel style.
I do best if I tour for three days and then rest for one. My friend
can go for two weeks straight. Obviously we need to compromise our
styles. Usually she will spend a day on her own, while I take some
time to read or relax. Then we continue our travels together. Planning
for both styles ensures we each have a great time.
is the Travel Writer for Eastern Canada,
She is allergic
travelling in countries or an area of a country where English is not
spoken widely and you are allergic to certain foods or drink, or have
dietary restrictions, check out www.selectwisely.com
and order their plasticized cards that tell hotel or restaurant staff
in words and pictures, "I am a vegetarian. I do not eat meat,
fish, shellfish or poultry" or "I have a life-threatening
allergy to peanuts." You can order cards in 15 languages including
2 forms of Chinese or make special requests for languages such as
Khmer or Hebrew for over 40 different food situations. A bonus—if
you live in a good foodie city, you can take them with you to local
restaurants too. My husband is highly allergic to alcohol, even when
it's boiled away, and as we will be travelling to France this spring,
we will definitely be taking his "I am allergic to alcohol"
card. Cards, starting at $8.95 U.S. for two, are shipped to 60 countries
worldwide. The site also offers tips for travelling with food allergies.
Kate Pocock is
a family travel writer and author of a future book on Paris. Website:
Sales in the
UK are the real thing...
you're travelling to London in January, some excellent bargains can
be found in the sales. Retail laws in the U.K. strictly govern what
can be labeled as a sale item. Stores are not allowed to ship in truckloads
of inferior merchandise and then pass it off as 'reduced to clear'
goods. Usually, merchandise has to have been in the store for a significant
period of time marked at a higher price before it can be called a
Summers Hargis is a Brit living in Chicago, USA. She
is the author of Rules, Brittania: An
Insider's Guide to Life in the United Kingdom. Copyright
(c) 2006 and published by St. Martin's Press, LLC.
know this is basic but so important. When travelling by air with an
infant -- even on a short one hour flight -- always pack more formula
and diapers than you need. Throw in an extra container of fruit as
well. You never know when your plane will be delayed, sometimes for
many, many hours at a time. We once missed our plane (don't ask) and
had to wait almost a full day for the next one. Thank goodness I had
my extra milk powder and goodies with me. While diapers are usually
more readily available, it isn't easy to find the exact formula your
baby is used to at the airport.
Erica Ehm is the
host of the hit international television parenting series, 'Yummy
Mummy.' Her online Yummy Mummy Club
and newsletter can be found at: http://www.yummymummysite.com
She stays healthy
favourite guide for pre-trip medical advice and common-sense tips
for healthy travel is The Travel Doctor
by Dr. Mark Wise. The
Toronto-based family physician, travel medicine and tropical disease
specialist devotes an entire chapter to women travellers. Subsections
range from travelling while pregnant to personal safety. The 300-page
book also includes a regional guide to diseases and chapters on insect-borne
diseases, altitude sickness and pre-trip inoculations.
Barb Kroll is a Canadian
journalist, one-half of a wife/husband (Ron) travel writing/photography
team and co-publisher of website http://www.krolltravel.com
think this is a very cool travel product...
YOUR EARRINGS GO WHEREVER YOU GO!
-- Take all your earrings on your journey in the new EarringMaster.
Its revolutionary design organizes 35 or more pairs of pierced earrings
- all styles, all sizes! The EarringMaster and Travel Bag packs
flat in suitcase or carry-on. Perfect for the woman on-the-go! Have
all your earrings on hand, wherever you may roam . Visit http://www.earringmaster.com
or order toll free at 1-800-979-5212.
For other travel
products designed to make life easier for the female traveller,
check out our listings submitted by members of our Journeywoman
Network of classified
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