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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Is The Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Bag Is the Perfect Tote Bag? NO!!!

Inspired by the Japanese art of origami, this folding tote bag has been one of Longchamp's most popular designs for nearly 30 years. While the original Le Pliage bag was always popular, the updated version with an expanding design is perfect for those looking for a little extra storage.

Made from lightweight yet durable nylon with leather accents, the Le Pliage Expandable Tote is an easy choice for travel, running errands around town or heading for a day at the office.

A zippered inset lets you expand the bag in a flash for added storage, and when it's not in use it conveniently folds up to roughly the size of a paperback book.

This tote bag has earned an impressive reputation among Nordstrom shoppers, who have rated it a near-perfect 4.8 stars. Hundreds of shoppers have raved about its versatile expanding insert, as well as it's space-saving design.

OK here is my disclaimer...My name is Michelle, but I do not speak French. Please excuse my pronunciations but I gave saying the French words my best shot in the video below!

Get Le Pliage Expandable Tote at Nordstrom here 👍 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Self Defense for Runners: Tips and Products to Keep You Safe

We are heartbroken by the tragic death of Memphis jogger Eliza Fletcher but being runners ourselves and knowing many friends that do- please be safe! Walking, running, whatever- we must learn to protect and defend ourselves. We urge you to run with a buddy, run in public and well-lit places, carry pepper spray, or other self-defense items and take a self-defense class. Not just a one time class, but one where you continuously practice the situations so they become engrained in your muscle memory. 

Many of us are not diligent about carrying self-defense items or practicing scenarios that could save our lives. Something so simple as being vocal when in a situation could make a huge difference!! 

Some may consider carrying self-defense items an annoyance for something as simple as running, but just remember Eliza when you feel that way. Understanding self defense for runners is key to staying safe and protected on a run. Whether you run alone or with a group, in a city or in the country, attacks on unsuspecting runners are unfortunately becoming all too common.

Running self defense can be comprised of multiple different tactics: strategically planning your route, knowledge of how to fight back, and carrying self-defense products that can help scare or fight off an attacker.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Our Favorite Pill Box for Carrying Medications for Travel Vacation and TSA Tips

Hey everyone how’s it going?!  We’re so happy you’re joining us today!  Before we get started we wanted to remind you that all proceeds from our channel go to charity.  Please help GIVE by visiting our sponsors, subscribing to our channel, commenting or just giving us a thumbs up.  We really appreciate your support!  We have loads more videos about meaningful locations around the world, great travel hacks and useful travel gear, like what we’re gonna show you today.  

Are you trying to find the best pill box for travel? Overwhelmed by all the options? The following is a comprehensive guide to our favorite pill box for travel. 

The sheer number of options out there makes going through thousands of reviews extremely frustrating. Look over the reviews of what may appeal to you, then make an informed purchasing decision. Personally we love versatility and something that fits our particular meds. This is most important for us, and after all the pill boxes we have gone through to find the perfect one, we have donated the others to a local charity so that others can find inexpensive options. The pillbox graveyard of our misses is no more and they are going to good use! 

First some important information. We get asked all the time: "What do I do with my medications when I travel to a foreign country? Do I need the prescription bottles? What if I need more medication if I am delayed? Can I travel with my medication?" Our advice is that the CDC has a great traveler’s health page to point you in the right direction of most questions. It is a great resource and we always start there. 

Here are a few tips that you might find helpful from the TSA:

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Reported this year – tragic loss of life due to hotel carbon monoxide poisoning. We bought a new safety device every traveler should consider.

Reported this year – tragic loss of life due to hotel carbon monoxide poisoning. We have a new safety device every traveler should consider. 

We've been reading these tragic stories about people who've died on vacation or traveling away from home for work in a hotel room because the hotel didn't have its act together, had a carbon monoxide leak and that's a silent killer. Recently, an American man was found dead inside a room at a popular Bahamas resort where another three tourists tragically died in their rooms from carbon monoxide poisoning earlier this year.

Other people fortunately survived the carbon monoxide poisoning at that hotel. And the weird thing is that there were people who had gone to the doctor or the hospital the day before complaining of symptoms that carbon monoxide symptoms manifest like so many other things that people don't even know, medical professionals don't automatically think, oh, wow, wonder, could this be carbon monoxide poisoning? There are enough symptoms that are similar to other illnesses that they could miss something that's more relevant in most people's cases. Either way it's something that is preventable. 

From the CDC: 

What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide, or “CO,” is an odorless, colorless gas that can kill you.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Unique, Meaningful and Healthy Father's Day Travel Gifts for Home and Away: 2022 "It's Travel Time" Edition

This "It's Travel Time" Father's Day, spoil your Favorite Dad who loves to travel with traditional gifts, but kicked up a notch.  Use LTD's 2022 Father's Day Gift ideas to keep him healthy, safe, worry-free and traveling in style as the Globe reopens!  Click on the picture to learn more or buy!

Are you a Son, Daughter, Wife or friend looking for a gift for you favorite Dad or Husband?  We’ve got you covered for travelers of all types with our favorite things, perfect for all budgets! Maybe even the family pet needs to find something for its traveling Daddy!  

❤️❤️There is still time to order for Father's Day. Remember, all proceeds from our links go to charity like the Navy SEAL Foundation that helps GOLD STAR FATHERS who have lost their Military Sons and Daughters and for whom Father's Day is not the same. Please SHARE this post to help...❤️❤️

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Pendry Spa Park City Canyons Review, Guide, & How to Book in 2022 in Utah near Deer Valley

We have frequented hotel spas around the world, places like the Four Seasons in Chicago, Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas and Boston, Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai, Ritz Carlton Ranch Mirage and the Langham Hotel in London, just to name a few.  Montage International is a newer brand that stands out. Featuring a distinctive collection of hospitality brands, Montage International encompasses the ultra-luxury brand Montage Hotels & Resorts, the new luxury hospitality brand, Pendry Hotels, Montage Residences, and Pendry Residences. Pendry Hotels is a collection of new luxury hotels for today’s world traveler located in existing destinations including: Pendry San Diego, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore and Pendry West Hollywood, with Pendry Manhattan West and Pendry Park City opened in early 2022 and Pendry Natirar opening in 2022. While staying at a private residence in Park City, Utah, we were pleased to try the newest hotel spa in this ski Mecca and get some much needed TLC for our bodies after a long ski week. 

Pendry Park City, the brand's first year-round mountain resort located in the heart of Canyons Village at Park City Mountain and opened in January of 2022. It is always a pleasure to experience brand new facilities, which we hope will have the newest amenities and clean crisp facilities. We spent a few evenings at the Pendry Park City, enjoying it's apres ski offerings, rooftop views, cocktails and Kita, its Japanese-inspired upscale restaurant. 

From the greetings received from the Valet, to the Spa Pendry reception and technicians...service and amenities are wonderful but the facility is small and not very warm, considering it's mountain location. Overall our experience was excellent, but we expected more.