A Traveler's Birthday

Posted in Gifts

I’m not going to lie – for various personal reasons, I could have let this birthday slide. Go by unnoticed and uncelebrated – just let Monday be Monday.  I just wasn’t feeling it this year.I’m an only child who grew up not only having birthdays, but also HALF birthdays in June when the East Coast weather…

Christmas Gifts for the Traveler in your Life

Posted in Gifts| shopping

Anyone else shop for their holiday gifts at the very last minute like I do? Good! This list may be just in time for you procrastinators. 1. Anne Taintor Luggage Tags – A great little stocking stuffer to help luggage stand out from the rest on the airport carousel.Price: $8.99 – $9.99Buy From: Anne Taintor Website2…

Is Global Shopping too Global?

Posted in Gifts| shopping| Souvenir

There is something special about finding the perfect souvenir for a friend or family member while you’re traveling the globe. Something that has Aunt Jane or Cousin George’s name written all over it.  What is less than special is finding that gift, deciding to spend your limited budget on it, packaging it up, standing in line…

Favorite Souvenirs from 2012 Journey

Posted in Gifts| RTW| Souvenir| Travel

While I definitely wouldn’t call myself a shop-a-holic, I do appreciate finding interesting, creative, artistic and sometimes just plain weird things when I travel. Whether its something for myself or for friends and family, if I see the perfect gift, I often find myself digging for my wallet even if I’ve just made a solemn promise…

A Timely Text

Posted in Gifts

As I was struggling with what to write today , I received the following text from my mom:“What do you expect, anticipate gaining from all your travels? What will you give?Huh? Where did that come from? I was tempted to just let that message sit there on my phone without answering it, but the question kept…

Older