Save your phone…


If you like to keep all of your electronic devices safe from moisture make sure you have some resealable plastic bags around.  Use ‘snack’ size bags for cell phones and quart or gallon bags for tablets and phablets. Cheap, reusable and easy. Now you can read your ebook in the pool or at the beach. 

Don’t go thirsty while you travel…

One of my big pet peeve’s with the TSA line is that you have to throw away your beverage as you pass through. I have learned, over my many years of traveling, that the smartest thing me to bring to the airport is an empty reusable water bottle. I prefer one that seals, holds a lot of liquids and has a great lid. TSA will allow you to bring an empty bottle through security and you can fill it on the other side. My airport of choice is Midway in Chicago and there are water bottle filling stations as soon as you enter the concourse. I like this 40 ounce CamelBak.

How to pack a hot (warm) curling iron

Take an inexpensive, square pot holder with a pocket. Place the curling or flat iron inside the pocket, fold in half and wrap the cord around the pocket. Secure by pulling the cord end into the loop. It’s DIY with no ‘do’!