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Take Flight for the Fight – Delta Breast Cancer Awareness

October 2, 2015 • By

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I got into a long conversation about breast cancer with some Delta Airlines flight attendants, not long ago. I was on a flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas.

Why did cancer come up?

I was traveling with a friend who had been recently diagnosed with a different form of the Big C.

Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines

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Planning, Tips

3 Low-Cost Travel Gadgets Every Traveler Needs

September 14, 2015 • By

Sure, we all want the fancy stuff – the GoPro camera and the light-as-air laptop and the high-design luggage. But here are three inexpensive travel gadgets that should come off your “want list” and jump right into your suitcase.

Each of these items costs under $20, which means they also make great gifts.

Here's a list of three inexpensive travel gadgets that should be part of your gear. These gizmos are cheap and they work great. They also make great gifts for travelers.

Here’s a list of three inexpensive travel gadgets that should be part of your gear. These gizmos are cheap and they work great. They also make great gifts for travelers.

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Planning, Tech, Tips

What About My Trip? What to Do if a Travel Site Goes Out of Business

May 25, 2015 • By

I recently received a special offer from a trusted travel site – a source I purchase from regularly online.   Okay, it was Gilt, in fact.  I’m a big fan of the members-only shopping site and I’m either pleased or embarrassed (depending on the day) to say that I am a Gilt Noir member in good standing.  That means I shop there a lot.  I trust them.  I like their style.  And they like me, too.  So occasionally they pass on special offerings.

This particular offer was through Luxury Link, a travel site that promises special, above-and-beyond experiences at the best hotels and resorts, worldwide. And Gilt was offering an additional percentage off to Noir members. Awesome! (Or so it seemed.)

Lobby at L'Albereta

Lobby at L’Albereta – A travel offer I received through the now defunct Luxury Link site

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Planning, Tech, Tips

3 New Travel Apps You’re Not Using Yet!

June 2, 2014 • By

Today I’m writing about three of my newest followers. Their online profiles caught my attention and caused me to do a little more digging. And the more I saw, the more I liked.

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Characters, Planning, Tips

Roses at Sea: My Grandmother’s Packing Tips

May 22, 2013 • By
Roses at Sea: My Grandmother's Packing Tips via Rover at Home - Travel Blogger Melanie Honig of Rover at Home. Packing Tips learned from my Grandmother.

Ancestral Portait

Travel can jolt you out of the mundane. Inspire you.  As a travel blogger and pattern designer, I wander the globe, looking at things in a specific way, hoping to create something new from the colors and shapes I see or the emotions I feel as I’m exposed to different light.

My ancestors were travelers, too.  They traveled to create new lives.  And when they packed, they carried only the things that mattered.

Roses, for instance.

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