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6 Well Designed Holiday Presents to Delight Travelers

As more of us adopt an active lifestyle, brands that once catered only to backpackers and extreme athletes are rolling out high-performance products for everyday use. That they’re designed with portability, weight, style and functionality makes them ideal for travel, too.  Here’s a look at seven items to surprise and delight the travelers in your life. Safety First Means Helmet: 174Hudson...

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Vera Bradley, Queen of Fort Wayne, Indiana Outlet Sales

As an East Coaster, it took me awhile to recognize the Vera Bradley label inside a dizzying array of quilted fabric accessories but, as soon as I did, I understood the appeal of her annual outlet sale. Her Pucci-like bright-colored, floral and paisley-patterned fabric totes, purses, and laptop bags are ubiquitous, and expensive. The Cult of Vera Bradley Given my late introduction...

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A Real Kids Guide to Washington DC

Whether you're a visitor or a local, you are guaranteed to learn something fun from The Kid's Guide to Washington, DC (Kid's Guides Series, PPQ, 2017)

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Give Back Gifts – Kids Presents That Help Others

This season, why not skip the long lines, reduce click-fatigue, save money, stay warm, help a good cause and get some adorable presents? You can live your family values out loud by spending your gift allowance to show the kids how to support many wonderful adopt-an-animal programs, educational initiatives, and life-changing organizations that work around the world. Here are some of the organizations...

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6 Amazing Back to School Travel Products

With fall comes that inevitable back-to-school feeling, when we’re expected to be snappier, more efficient and way more productive than on summer dog days. That’s why these travel products are so handy – they’re not only good value, each in its own way is a clever solution to a problem most travelers will face in any season. Tropical Footwear for Comfort and Aloha Vibes “The...

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Tech Infused Holiday Presents for Travelers

With luggage being rethought by crowd-funded entrepreneurs, and technology infusing all aspects of travelers' essentials, we surfed around and tested some of the latest products to bring you fresh picks for the traveler in your life. Stash and Go Travel Have a loved one whose idea of travel is returning with more than they left with? Meet the

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Zip-Thru Laptop Case Product Review

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has recently allowed manufacturers to produce travel-friendly laptop sleeves that meet security needs. The new sleeves were designed so that laptop-laden travelers no longer need to pull out their portable computers for inspection when traveling and there are two companies seem to be leading the charge in the newest...

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The Baby B’Air Infant Vest For Lap Children

Just because the airplane doesn't give your little ones their own chair, doesn't mean they can't buckle up. The Baby B'Air Infant Vest is a safety harness for infants to 24-month-old unticketed "lap children." It attaches to an adult airplane seat belt to ensure the child remains restrained at all times. It's a much-needed degree of insurance against sudden...

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Introducing Family Camping To Little Explorers

When warm nights beckon kids to brave the wilds of the back yard and beyond, you'll need some recommendations and resources about family camping to get them ready. Family camping is one of my childhood's great pleasures. But in this day and age, when horror movies and environmental disasters can make a vacation in the great outdoors seem frightening and unpredictable, parents need to prepare...

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Souvenir Shopping Savvy

Souvenir crazy? We are. With Americans spending $5 billion on souvenirs annually, we want to share shopping tips that should reduce your family’s chances of buying junk and maximize the odds of bringing home a keepsake. 1. Avoid airport shops. Many travelers are tempted to spend the last of their local currency at the airport on Toblerone, the Swiss prism-shaped...

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