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Inchydoney Lodge and Spa

(Waypoints Global, September 13, 2017) – Overlooking the “Wild Atlantic Way” on the southwest coast of Ireland, the Inchydoney Lodge and Spa is an on-trend hotel, as alluring as the beaches in full view of the room balconies, dining room and patio. Go for the highly photo-worthy setting – think slubby linen and a quaint beach vibe – and stay for the enticing menu. The elegant lobby, decorated in soft cream, grey and blue linens with wood accents, reflects the surrounding seascape.

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The Holy Grayl of Water Bottles

(Waypoints Global, September 2017) – With so many water bottles to choose from, what do you look for? I have had so many different designs of water bottles fall by the wayside for various reasons: leaking, losing the lid, not fitting in my knapsack pocket and for obvious reasons, I will not use the plastic disposable, filling up the landfill site bottles. The Grayl water bottle was funded by a kickstarter campaign and designed by two Seattle-area entrepreneurs who believe they’ve created the world’s best portable water filter. I think they might be right.

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Cruising Cuba

After a two hour drive through rural mountain villages in a decommissioned Russian army truck, we arrived at El Nicho conservation area—a nature lover’s dream with hiking trails and a panoramic backdrop of the Escambray mountains.

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How to Carry On with Just Carry-on

Once you travel with carry-on, you’ll promise yourself that you’ll never travel any other way. I stood in line for hours to check a piece of baggage, stressing that I would miss my flight. It only had to happen once before I vowed to travel with carry-on only.

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The KÜHL Hykr™ Pant

(Waypoints Global, September 2017) – The first time I wore these pants, I was doing eight laps of the top deck of the cruise ship to complete the first mile. I didn’t finish the eighth lap because a fellow passenger stopped me to ask what kind of pants I was wearing. I told her they were Hykr pants™ made by KÜHL.

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The KÜHL Lena™ Trench Coat

(Waypoints Global, September 2017) – When packing for a cruise going into the Highlands of Scotland and along the coast of Ireland, there was no question what coat I would take. The KÜHL Lena trench coat is so versatile and with the peached and waxed fabric, I knew it would take me from cool deck walks to colder wet excursions.

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Mexican Vanilla

(Waypoints Global, September 2017) – Souvenirs are as personal as a trip itinerary is. Why do we bring, knickknacks and sentimental mementos of our travels home? Why do they mean so much? I used to pick up items just for the sake of it but the more I travelled, the less I brought home, and the more focussed I became.

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