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MsMyTPen
Aug 31 2015
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I made smoked chicken in a smoker bag. It came out perfect with heavy foil keeping in all the juicy flavors and there was minimal smoke from the bag itself. The chicken can be seasoned but needs to be as dry as possible and the bag works equally well with boneless beef ribs or fish. Cameron’s and Williams Sonoma have Read more

Aug 31 2015
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If you are in a country that has bathroom stalls but no doors...I’m lucky to not have had this situation, a large umbrella can be put in that area for some type of coverage. It’s one of many tips I read there from other travelers. I never considered needed a temporary door...

Aug 31 2015
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Baking soda can be used as a deodorant, tooth cleaner, fabric cleaner, scalp rinse, and settle the tummy. Wild oregano oil can be used as a germ killer full strength or diluted (I have the Benefect in little bottles and it killed black mold in a shower on vacation...it was tropical and clean but there was area behind Read more

Aug 31 2015
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I would still have to say Hawaii, it was my first big trip that I paid for...the variety in the climates was breathtaking, the people warm and just as varied and nothing like the brochures. One day I decided to hail a cabby and have him take me to places he’d go. Not a tourist trap in the bunch, he was a former Read more

Aug 28 2015
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You keep shining and he will continue looking like an idiot. I’m a techie too and have worked usually as the younger, female, etc, etc. One guy got found out because he kept sleeping at his desk and another because he was bad mouthing everyone including our boss to other people. It’s hard but I keep it strictly Read more

Aug 28 2015
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1. Stick to the list. 2. Take the Mr. and split up the list. 3. Stick to the perimeter. 4. Heavy items if cheaper I use Amazon (thanks for the tip) or Peapod. 5. Coupons of course. 6. Walmart or Food For Less and any meat/seafood bulk from Costco. 6. Invest in a seal-a-meal for things that are marked down that can go Read more

Aug 28 2015
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How can you complain about what someone else makes as salary or any other benefit they’ve negotiated for the work they do? It’s none of your business because you may be comparing apples to oranges as you aren’t that person, their personality, their education, their skill or whatever...how about putting yourself in the Read more

Aug 26 2015
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Journeywoman provides great tips that are slanted towards the female solo traveler that I don’t usually consider when I’m not alone...like head covering, a door stop (cause you don’t know who has keys to the room), a door hook, and umbrella doubling as a door if needed :-) My mother’s travel rule and she was in the Read more

Aug 26 2015
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Converters set, something like a HooToo, a couple of cords, paracord, and a large microfiber blanket that can double as a towel and dries fast. I used to see them all over the place and they were very thin, flat, and easy to carry. I would say baking soda but I think a small bottle of wild oregano oil is better. Read more

Aug 26 2015
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I have. No weird exchange rate issues or random calls because the bank can’t reach you for some reason because that machine used to run your credit card is some weird roundabout...lol. It happened to me visiting a resort and making a purchase.

Aug 26 2015
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I always send a copy of my actual id, passport, and travel itinerary to a friend’s fax (one that’s not an internet/cloud person) and whatever email my other contact requests be it their email. My bff once had me email her the info on her kindle email account. I’m definitely all for carrying my own pen as well...one Read more

Aug 25 2015
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They barely seem to want the folks in wheelchairs being helped around the airport. He’s a grown man. Walk, keep your board, and wheel to the gate if needed (if even allowed). I don’t think many airports let you roll out on skates, skateboards, scooters, etc.

Aug 25 2015
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I have a grandfathered Verizon plan and haven’t been forced to give it up...unlimited data. I’ve had them over 10 years now. My mom is on that plan with me still using her Droid Eris of all things. I even bought a Droid Maxx to replace the steel brick Droid 4 that provided years of service. I couldn’t see paying full Read more

Aug 13 2015
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Aren’t there bounty prizes for just this sort of thing...what if someone had used this for less savory efforts?

Aug 7 2015
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Holding onto the grandfathered plan with the corporate discount until I am forced to let it go...luckily my mom on my plan hardly uses anything of data, text, or phone. I primarily use data and text and very little phone. I had to flip the hotspot feature on last month for travel.

Jan 23 2015
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I bought these for my godsons that are now 7 and 9. They hated how long they take to heat everything. They have however liked that new breakfast sandwich maker that came out and even their mom has used it. She likes a runny egg and it happens to come out circular to fit perfectly on the muffin half with canadian Read more

Dec 30 2014
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Just wanted to mention on the room service...on the high end ships, you can get a meal from your specialty restaurant, general restaurant, or menu that includes more than the cheese sandwich or dry burger that may be typical on something like a Carnival. I guess price can be a consideration if you do excursions as Read more

Dec 30 2014
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I here you on the germs. I am blessed because I've never caught anything while on any vacation and I'm probably a little overzealous. I'm the person that carries the smally lysols, hand sanitzer, wipes, and the last few years bought the Benefect spray from Tropical Traditions to kill stuff using a natural alternate. Read more

Dec 15 2014
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My family always goes the high end cruise route so that nothing is extra unless you want to do something ashore, make a purchase on the ship, go to the casino, or go to the spa. RSSC includes air, tips, meals, real room service if that's your option, restaurants, transfers, excursions, alcohol...it's worth saving up Read more

Sep 12 2014
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Depending on the size and material, baking soda works great. One way would be to fill the object or bury it in the baking soda and cover. It may take anywhere from an hour to day and the odor will be gone. You can also put the items inside of a large clear plastic tub and then put containers of baking soda or vinegar Read more