Use Rubber Bands When Packing
When packing, roll clothes and secure with rubber bands. This keeps your
clothes from wrinkling, packs tighter so you can fit more in your suitcase,
and the rubber bands come in handy for lots of things - not the least of
which being to tie up your hair on a hot August day!
Melissa Combs, LA, USA
Best Fish & Chips in London
Picked Up in Passing... "I ate the best fish and chips of my life (haddock
and chips, to be exact) at Maxwell's, located on Haverstock Hill, opposite
the Belsize Park underground station."
Marion Kane, Toronto Star, Canada
Nice Knickers in Dublin
Here's a real girl's tip for you....Looking for moderately priced "fun"
lingerie in Dublin? I suggest you try "The Knickerbox" located in the St.
Stephen's Green Shopping Centre.
Finola Sloyan, Dublin, Ireland
Smarties in the Rainforest
On a recent trip in the Amazon Rainforest, I took along a bag of goodies I
could munch on and share with my fellow adventurists. The group favourite
had to be - SMARTIES - They held up fabulously well in the heat & humidity
of the rainforest.
Patsy Prevost, Sarnia, Canada
Ed.note: This is important stuff! Where else but in Journeywoman can a
woman learn about which candies don't melt in the rainforest?
She Loves Her Photographer's Vest
Have you ever thought of wearing a photographer's vest when you travel? I
find it great for holding my passport, money and travelors checks. I don't
need a purse and my hands are always free.
Linda, Sacramento, USA
Tan Without the Sun
Looking forward to looking great on holiday? Want to improve or keep your
tan without extra sun? Beta carotene is a coloring pigment that will
enhance the dark tone of the skin. Guess which vegetable has the most?
Carrots! Eat lots of them!
Melissa Putt, Healthy Habits, Canada
Wear Rubber Thongs in Shower
A warning! Electric showers are common in many Latin American countries,
especially in more economical hotels. Although the prospect of stepping
under a stream of water heated directly by electric current may seem
frightening at first, it need not be. These devices are safe when properly
grounded. However, don't take chances! Wearing a pair of rubber thongs will
protect you against electric shock that might possibly occur. (P.S. The
best thing about these showers is that they never run out of hot water! )
Daisy K., Quito, Ecuador
Ed.note: Sounds a little scary to me but better to be safe than sorry. Pack
those rubber thongs, ladies! P.S. Daisy is the Editor of the Latin
American Travel Advisory and an expert on that part of the world. She can
be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fancy Fish in Amsterdam
Looking for an impressive selection of fish dishes? Then go to Sluizer, a
busy and very well known mecca for fish lovers in Amsterdam. The restaurant
has an intimate atmosphere, and draws a diverse crowd. It's located close
to the Rembrandtplein and is perfect for dinner after a long day of
shopping. P.S. This is actually one of 2 adjoining restaurants of the same
name. Go to the one called the "Visrestaurant". Reservation recommended.
(Utrechtsestraat) Tel:45 +31 (0)20-626 35 57
Jan Hagestein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Worth a Chuckle
Miss your pet on vacation? The Hotel Monacco Seattle offers a complimentary
goldfish to console lonesome guests. Want to know more? Call
Toronto Star, Toronto, Canada
Womenswords in the Wild West
For those JW who are interested in womens' bookstores around the world, add
this one to your list. Book Woman is located in Austin, Texas at 918 W.
12th Street and they're open seven days a week. Phone number: (512)
472-2785 P.S. They carry childrens' books and T-shirts, too!
Lisa Tamaris Becker, Austin, USA