Let me introduce the three stars of this story. From left to right: Louie (The Toothpick) Cujo, Sassy(The Diva) Sassafras and Crazy Boy Champ (The Chewin’ Chihuahua). Louie and Champ are three years old and experiencing their first road trip ever. Sassy is 13 years old and a world traveler who belongs to my travel buddy, Martha. This would be the first time traveling with all the dogs and we hoped Sassy would teach them well. There are many occasions when a dog might have to travel by itself. Even though you may not want to do this, you can be sure that airlines do this all the time and will take very good care of your dog. A little pre-planning on your part will ensure that your dog will have a journey with as little stress as possible. Just following a few basic rules of thumb will be very helpful.
Yes. When you lug several books to ensure you have something interesting to read in your travel, you will appreciate having a Kindle. It is like carrying a library with you. You can also download books that you often will not find in the countries you travel to.
Get supplies from the craft stores: paper, pens, crayons, a pair of scissors or two, scrapbooking kits and supplies and you’ll be grateful for the hours they’ll spend on these. You also encourage their imagination and creativity. Many eastern islands continue to receive higher than normal amounts of rainfall, which is why western cruises are more popular during this time of year. Some even have more rain historically than September and October.
I would also suggest, for safety’s sake, having that card connected with an account that’s separate from the accounts you use at home. That way, if the card is stolen, the thief only has access to the funds in that one account! Before my trip, I set up a new account at my current bank and got a card that was tied only to that new account. I put some money in the account before I left, and anytime I needed more cash in it I logged on to my bank’s website and transferred money from my regular bank account into the new one.
Try a Tush Cush or a Car Cush for traveling by plane or car. The Tush-Cush orthopedic seat cushion is scientifically designed to relieve and prevent back pain, numb buttocks and other discomforts associated with sitting. The unique cutout section of the cushion suspends the tailbone providing comfort and relief to areas sensitive to sitting. The wedge shape tilts the pelvis forward to restore the spine’s natural lumbar curve. It’s recommended by doctors and physical therapists across the country.
I purchased a new Kindle Paperwhite to take with me on an international trip and it was one of the best travel gifts I ever bought for myself. It’s small and lightweight – lighter and more comfortable to hold than a paperback – and you can read one-handed. And a single charge can last up to eight weeks, depending on usage. This model features better contrast, a new Page Flip feature, a processor that’s 25% faster. I loaded mine up with books before our trip and was able to read comfortably even in bright sunlight on the beach during the extra days we stayed in Jamaica as a vacation. I kept it in my purse and was able to choose from a wide selection of books whenever and wherever I wanted to. Even my father-in-law, who loves reading but hates technology, has fallen in love with the Kindle Paperwhite that my mother-in-law gave him last Christmas. And my twenty-something nephew loves his just as much.