Traveler's Holiday Gift Guide: You Can Take It With You

Even the most organized traveler, that person in your life who seems able to pack and go in absolute comfort every single time doesn't have it all. Just yesterday, my darling husband handed me a purple silk bundle that contained a super handy travel item: A silk sleeping bag liner, a double, even, for those romantic camping weekends. With that in mind, here's a list of a few thing that travelers can't have enough of, don't know they need, or won't spoil themselves on because they're saving their pennies for that next big adventure. For travelers in transit: ...more

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Back To School Shopping For The Environment

Every year, parents spend millions of dollars on back-to-school supplies. This year, be sure to shop green. Remember that many thrift stores carry school supplies that will cost you a fraction of retail prices. Avoid excess packaging. A large percentage of solid waste stream is the result of unnecessary packaging. When given a choice, choose the product that is sensible, not over-packaged, and reuse or recycle packaging. Look for green labels that let you know the product is certified as environmentally friendly. Shopping list: What is it made of and Where can I get it? Water Bottle: ...more