|If you're an adventuring
Journeywoman, these tidbits of advice taken from our JW files
are guaranteed to please. Topics include soft silk long johns,
great music to walk to and the magic of mascara brushes. Have
pack pedicure kit...
sister and I just returned from a two week trek in Costa
Rica. We did much hiking and walking and the best thing
we ever packed was a pedicare kit! We learned quickly
that taking very good care of our feet was vitally important
and each evening we had a ritual of cleansing, lubricating
and nipping blisters in the bud (there is a special bandage
called Blistex which can be placed on budding blisters
before they get too bad). We had the happiest feet in
the group and we were never slowed down! (Barbara Aldridge,
socks do math...
about SmartWool socks? No, they aren't able to do math
or geography but these feisty little sports socks will
keep your feet warm or cool, well cushioned, dry, and
they look great, too! You might just want to pack a pair
or two next time you go off adventuring. P.S. SmartWool
socks are the official socks for the U.S. ski team. And,
they offer a money-back guarantee if you don't absolutely
find help in their make-up kit...
throw away your used mascara brushes. The word on the
road is that these brushes make excellent tools for cleaning
bicycle chains. Give it a try and if it works for you,
consider this. Collect a few more and carry them in your
saddlebags. Journeywoman thinks that these mini brushes
will also make great �forget-me-not� gifts for the cute
guy cyclists you meet along the way.
choosing your biking or walking holiday, read the brochure
carefully. Ask a lot of questions in order to ascertain
whether your fitness level matches the exercise and endurance
skills that the trip will require. Your tour operator
cannot make these judgments for you. Click here
to read what happened when two Journeywomen chose a cycling
holiday that was too difficult for them. Guaranteed to
make you smile!
the diva beat...
you enjoy walking to music, there�s a great website for
you to visit. Check out sportsmusic.com for compilation
tapes designed for your particular walking pace. Journeywoman
smiled when we found the title, "Walk to the Diva Beat"
in their catalogue. "The great ladies of pop and rock
take you on an unforgettable, energizing walk. You'll
be stepping in style to the music of Celine Dion, Aretha
Franklin, Whitney Houston, Patti Labelle, Tina Turner
and lots more." Great to give or get as gifts! Telephone:
USA 1-800-878-4764, Outside USA 770-664-1375.
notes in her cycling helmet...
extra smart cycling it�s a good idea to tape your special
medical info to the inside of your helmet. Picture this
scenario. You�re cycling in a foreign country. Accidents
happen, you're unconscious or too injured to think. Medical
workers will remove your helmet to examine you. If all
your contact info is right there, including your doctor's
name, insurance policy number, allergies and/or blood
type, then your treatment can be started that much faster.
P.S. Make sure that when you�re doing your pre-trip research
you check to see whether your insurance policy covers