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Friday, October 11, 2019

PLEASE SHARE to Remember The Day that Made America Stronger with 9/11 Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik

We all remember where we were on September 11, 2001, the Pearl Harbor of the Modern Generation.  


Driving and walking around the 9/11 memorial with former NYPD Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, we knew we would hear a genuine perspective by someone who would not retreat into clichés. Nearly 20 years later, Kerik's emotions are very much on the surface, as they remain for many Americans.


Remembering The Day that Made America Stronger with 9/11 Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik


On the clear, sunny morning of September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes, and in a coordinated attack that transformed the planes into weapons, intentionally flew two of the planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and another into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Learning of the other hijackings through telephone calls, passengers and crew on the fourth plane, now headed toward the nation’s capital, tried to breach the cockpit to thwart another horrific attack. In response, the hijacker pilot crashed the plane into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Nearly 3,000 innocent people were killed that day, the single largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest, single loss of rescue personnel in American history. Over 400 first responders perished while performing their sworn duty: firefighters, members of the NYPD and PAPD, and other rescue workers.

Bernard Kerik, now retired from the New York City Police Department, is one of the most decorated police commissioners in NYPD history and was the commissioner during the September 11, 2001 attack.

In this video, Commissioner Kerik remembers that day.




Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Visit our new recommended shopping site TRAVELGADGETDEPOT.COM

Welcome to Travel Gadget Depot! It’s no secret we are travel addicts, AND we literally buy almost everything online. People ask us all the time where we bought our travel accessories! SO we thought we’d put together a website of our favorite travel gadgets!




What is a Gadget?????

Always make meaningful and healthy travel happen!!!



Sunday, August 11, 2019

Feds Announce New Guidelines for Service and Emotional Support Animals on Planes

With increasing numbers of service or emotional-support animals on flights — dogs, cats and even ducks — have come increasing numbers of problems and complaints.  The rise in emotional support animals has coincided with growing publicity on the mental health benefit of pets.


In one of our most popular posts, LTD discussed well-trained service animal meets a need for those individuals with a disability.




On Thursday afternoon, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a final policy statement for service animals, emotional support animals (ESA) and psychiatric service animals (PSA). In this set of guidelines, the DOT is describing what types of policies it will and will not permit:

Expedia’s Let’s Go sale: Save 50% on airfare and find more deals!

Let’s Go! Expedia Celebrates the Dog Days of Summer with Big Travel Savings August 12 - 18


Expedia’s Let’s Go sale: Save 50% on airfare and find more deals!


Expedia.com® celebrates summer with its Let’s Go sale, kicking off on August 12th at 9am PT. The sale will give customers up to 30% off select hotels, plus a chance to save big on flights and packages.

Need a little destination inspiration? Let Expedia’s Dog Days of Summer mascots be your guide – five furry friends representing our top fall destinations: Las Vegas, New York, Honolulu, Orlando and Chicago.

From lakeside retreats to high-end hotels, Expedia sniffs out the best dog-friendly getaways based on its bank of traveler reviews.

Summer is in its final stretch, but that doesn’t mean vacation dreams have to be in the rear-view. Now’s your chance to spend a long Labor Day weekend at a beach resort or make plans to see the leaves change in a new city this fall, with Expedia’s Let’s Go sale. Travelers can save on hotels, packages and airfare and snag coupon codes by heading here between August 12 – 18th. Deals include:


  • Select hotels offering 30% off on stays occurring between August 12 and October 31, 2019, plus save an additional 10% with coupon
  • $100 off $200 airfares (mobile app coupon)
  • $50 off $200 airfares (mobile app + web coupon)
  • 50% off hotel (mobile app coupon)
  • $750 off $1,000 package (mobile app coupon)
  • Coupons available starting August 12 at 9am PT while supplies last.

Click Here to Get More Information from Expedia!

To read on your upcoming adventure, we recommend a hilarious book to inspire your traveling inner self!


Expedia travelers' favorite dog-friendly hotels in the US


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Hazard Ground with Mark Zinno and Matt Pascarella Interviews WWII Frogman Harry Lockhead on Their Podcast

What is Meaningful Travel?



The origins of Navy SEALs actually began with specially organized maritime commando units during World War II, where legacy capabilities were adopted and remain embodied in today’s SEAL Teams.




LTD likes to “Make Meaningful and Healthy Travel Happen”, but what is meaningful travel?  In this case, “Meaningful” is speaking with Harry Lockhead as we will chronicle some of his amazing life before, during and after WWII. In a series of interviews we spoke with him about being part of the “Greatest Generation” and how he and our country came together to save the world from the global aggression of WWII in both Europe and the Pacific. We had a rare chance to discuss that time, the recovery after WWII and our current state of affairs.  These individuals are “perishable national treasures” and are becoming rarer everyday.



Harry enlisted on March 1st, 1943 in New York and went to Navy Boot Camp in Great Lakes, Michigan.  He boarded the USS Glansar (AK 111) in Pleasanton, California and proceeded to the American Somoan Islands, then the Mariana Islands and then to the Marshall Islands.  En route a concussion split the hull of the ship and a patch was placed until they could reach Pearl Harbor they hoped to have it permanently repaired.  On arrival, all the docks were full with ships under repair so their ship was run aground to prevent it from sinking.

Their crew was then shipped to Seattle, Washington and assigned to put the USS Lenawee (APA 195) into commission and then sailed to San Diego, California where they picked up a company of Marines.  They then sailed to Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands where one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific occurred.  Harry was part of one of the groups that delivered the Marines landing on Tarawa.  He wanted to do more after witnessing this carnage first hand and when the Navy asked for volunteers to become reconnaissance swimmers and Harry volunteered immediately.  They went to Naval Combat Demolition Base in Maui, Hawaii and would become some of the first Underwater Demolition Teams (UDTs) and what is now the famed “Naked Warriors”.

Recently Harry Lockhead spoke with The Hazard Ground Podcast, hosted by sports talk radio host and Army veteran, Mark Zinno, and produced by Mark’s good friend and fellow Army veteran, Matt Pascarella.  Here's what they had to say about their time with Harry:

"It’s not too often we get the opportunity to speak with veterans of WWII. They’re a special breed, and Harry Lockhead is no exception. Joining the Navy when his country was at war, Lockhead went into the service as a cook. After the battle at Tarawa, the loss of Marines was so great, that the Navy asked for volunteers to learn how to perform reconnaissance and underwater demolition for future beach landings. Harry volunteered, and became one of the Navy’s first Underwater Demolition swimmers, or “Naked Warriors” as they were known. With no instruction manual, Harry and his team of other volunteers had to learn how to clear beach landings in combat, literally by trial and error. Lockhead would eventually become one of the original UDT20 Frogmen, and predecessors of the Navy SEALS. It’s an amazing feat, considering the conditions and timeline these men operated under. Hear a firsthand account of what it was like training and operating as a “Naked Warrior” on this latest edition of HAZARD GROUND!"

Click the Photo below to listen at The Hazard Ground! 



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Monday, August 5, 2019

Got Smelly Sweaty Stinky Feet? Causes, Home Remedies and Treatment Before and While You Travel

Do people hold their noses when you kick off your shoes?  Smelly feet aren't fun for anyone, especially on a plane or in a hotel room or car.  Don't worry! There are plenty of solutions to prevent and treat your feet from smelling foul, sweating and getting blisters.


Medically known as bromodosis, stinky feet are a common year-round problem.  The main cause is sweaty feet combined with wearing the same shoes every day.




What Causes Smelly Feet?



Anyone can have sweaty feet, regardless of the temperature or time of year. But teenagers and pregnant women are especially prone because hormonal changes make them sweat more.

Other causes of sweaty feet are:

  • Being on your feet all day
  • Being under a lot of stress
  • Fungal infections, such as athlete's foot
  • A medical condition called hyperhidrosis where you sweat more than usual


According to podiatrists, feet become smelly if sweat soaks into shoes and they don't dry before you wear them again.  Bacteria on the skin break down sweat as it comes from the pores and an odor is released as the sweat decomposes.

Your feet sweat into your shoes all day so they get damp and bacteria start to grow. The bacteria continue to breed once you've taken your shoes off, especially if you put them in a dark closet. Then later, even if you've just bathed, putting your feet into those still damp shoes creates the perfect conditions for bacteria to thrive: a warm, dark and moist environment.

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How to Treat Smelly Feet