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Bring Your Favorite Hotel Items Home with Holiday Gift Shopping

Want to experience your favorite hotel items right at home and save money? You’re in luck during this busy holiday shopping weekend! Check out these hotel collection sites for gifting yourself or someone else hotel bedding, towels, robes, shampoos from your favorite hotels. Teas, books, bath and spa items and other gifts may also be…

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The End of Credit Cards for Travel?

Okay sure, credit cards are necessary today when traveling. And slowly, major U.S. merchants and credit card banks are switching over to the chip-and-signature cards that are safer than the magnetic strip cards. But there is still the annoyance of remembering to contact some credit card issuers before you begin your travels, especially internationally, much…

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In My Bag This Week: Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste, AlternaVites and Homemade Moisturizer

New items are traveling with me this week – items you may want to toss into your luggage on your next trip: Tom’s of Maine; finally, a toothpaste tube that will last more than just a few days! Tom’s natural toothpaste comes in a TSA-friendly 3 ounce size, so much larger than the typical .75…

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Innovative Travel Products Found on Kickstarter: Skyroll Spinner and NapWrap

Interested in helping to bring to market new travel products? I had never thought about doing this for entrepreneurial ventures other than my own until I started seeing interesting products on Kickstarter. My interest first got peeked by the Skyroll Spinner suitcase, garment bag and laptop case, all in one. Now wouldn’t that peek your…

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Travel Goods Show 2013 – What’s Hot! (Part 1 of 3)

The recent annual trade-only 2013 TGA Travel Good Show was held once again in Las Vegas. For many exhibitors, this is the place to present new products as well as enhancements to their existing lines. Especially exciting are the first-time exhibitors who bring so much innovation to the world of travel. This is a 3-part…

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