Travel Tip Tuesday- These shoes were made for walking

Shoes take up a lot of valuable packing space. Choose which shoes you will bring on your trip wisely. Think function rather than fashion.

  • A must- comfortable walking shoes that are already broken in for walking, exercising and during travel.
  • A cheap pair of flip flops to wear in a pool area, in the bathroom or shower. Best not to go barefoot anywhere. You never know what you might step on.
  • A pair you can wear comfortably that will be appropriate if you have to dress up. Make sure you can also walk good distances in these without pain.  If you know you won’t have to dress up, omit these.

While we all want to look good, find shoes that are practical, light weight and pack well and ok, look good, too.

Favorite Foto Friday- Painful Poppy Pictures

Painful poppy pictures

The kindness of strangers.

It’s easy to get injured when you travel, especially when you are taking a photo and wearing sandals on an uneven unpaved road and keep backing up to get the right angle. I was bleeding and found out later I broke a toe. In the next town, while I cleaned myself up, the waiter brought me a cold can of Coke, for my foot and a glass of wine for my pain. It was 9 am and I was grateful for both.  Where was I?

Fight Germs with Style


We have an arsenal of products to keep germs at bay these days- antibacterial soap, wipes, sprays, gels, face masks, gloves. In order for them to work, you have to carry them around with you, which can be a hassle when you travel. Some people walking aroung airports look like they should be walking around an OR. But now there is something new to protect you that you wear and actually looks good, too.

GermBana is a new antibacterial fabric that is soft and comfortable for you but kills germs including MSRA on contact. It does so by breaking down the negatively charged fibers in bacterial membranes with its positvely charged fibers. So, no smell or chemicals and it keeps its germ killing properties wash after wash. GermBana comes in black or khaki and is made into a pocketed scarf, neck/face gaiter and gloves. Go ahead, cough or sneeze into that scarf. Germs are killed on contact. Enviornmentally friendly, washable, good looking, and long lasting. A new, fashionable way to kill germs to add to your packing list.