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When we travel, along with our suitcase and travel bag, we also carry a picnic basket. Why a picnic basket? We were asked this question as recently as our last trip. My wife politely explained to the gal at the breakfast nook; "Well, we don't do styrofoam," she said - putting her hand on a stack of the nearby...
   We have been traveling the Sunshine State for a couple of years now and as we have gone from place to place it became quickly apparent that there were some things that we needed to bring along to make certain we were well prepared for our overnight stays. So we have created a travel bag.    Over the course...
Checking our room before we get settled has become a routine for us. Because should we have to move (or even leave) it sure is a lot easier if we don't have to pack up again. That being said, we found this great article from a subject matter expert about how to make sure everything is right from the...
  When we travel, we have been carrying foldable toothbrushes as a way to save space. These are made by a nationally-known company, so we figured we were pretty well covered. The we were alerted to Dr. Plotka's Mouthwatchers. They come in regular versions, but also in a foldable model - so we thought we'd try them out. The Dr. Plotka's...
When we travel, there are some things we like to keep cold.  At times this has been a challenge - especially when we stay at a place that does not have a refrigerator. We have tried using an ice-chest style cooler but there has been ice leakage from time to time and we have had mixed results with the...
 Like the tool kit we have in our car for minor vehicle repairs, we also carry a first aid kit in case of minor cuts, scrapes, abrasions, bumps and bruises. We actually found the bright red case with Emergency written in large print on the top side, for under a dollar at a garage sale.  We since have updated the...
  In the past we have written about the little multi-plug we carry to extend our ability to have sufficient electrical sockets when we arrive at a motel that does not have all the facilities we need.   On a recent shopping trip,  Mrs. Funmeister found a new and improved model made by Charging Essentials . This one not only...
   In traveling, one must be prepared for many eventualities. One is the dreaded car trouble.    Although cars get increasingly technological and we are not mechanics, from time to time there may be minor repairs and modifications that need to be done.    To that end, we carry a small toolbox under the seat with some common tools that could...
   You see them everywhere, sometimes in a socket, sometimes at the end of an extension cord. There are simple multi-plugs and fancy power strips with surge protectors, fuses and even on/off switches of their own. You see them everywhere except when you need one - that's why we carry one with us whenever we travel.    How many times...
   When we travel, we have a check list to make certain that everything we need is in the cabin of the vehicle, situated in its optimum space and ready to go.  There is nothing more frustrating than getting on the road and realizing we have left something of importance at the house. That means we either have to...

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