(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.
I grew up hearing stories about my grandmother and about my great grandparents from Northern Ireland and for years I have wanted to investigate further. Suddenly it felt urgent.
I didn’t realize how many preconceived notions I had about the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. When I booked my trip, I was looking forward to seeing animals, sea life and a few birds in their natural habitat but I wasn’t prepared for the vast numbers of sea lions, marine iguanas as well as the great variety of spectacular birds.
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.
(Waypoints Global, September 13, 2017) – When I look for a new suitcase, I thought my needs were simple until I was introduced to “The Barracuda.” The carry-on suitcase is similar to a friend that cannot do enough to help you, who goes out of his or her way to deliver before you even ask. The suitcase acts as your own personal concierge anticipating your every need.
(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.
(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.