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Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Ultimate Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Travelers of All Ages


Let's face it - they may not have the time or knowledge to look for great traveling items themselves.  Fortunately, LTD can give you some outstanding selections for all budgets that will certainly put a smile on their faces!!  Our guide includes items that are fashionable, healthy, useful and practical for the traveling female.  Click on the product photo or links if you wish to learn more!  By clicking and/or buying, you support our blog and our mission to bring you information about meaningful and healthy travel!  Thank you so much!!!

1.  What Says Love more than Dreaming of Paris?   

Picture yourself walking hand in hand in front of Notre Dame in a classic film. Ahhhh Paris. Doesn't this travel poster for Paris take you back and make you feel nostalgic and amorous? If you feel that way, your favorite explorer will to.  If Paris is not for you check out other vintage travel posters by A Slice in Time.

2. Swap Travel Dreams Over A Beautifully Laid Out Cheese Board 

We love this unique gift from Vintage Garden Art.  For anyone who loves to entertain, give them this set of Silver Plated Spoon handles which are hand stamped cheese markers for cheeses from around the World.  Even better, set up a special evening for them with wine and cheeses from around the world and use these markers to make the finishing touches!

3. Lego Famous Buildings!

Inspire travel in the young Valentines in your life or the young at heart with Famous Buildings by Lego.  The London edition features the National Gallery, Nelson’s Column, London Eye, Big Ben and Tower Bridge.  Choose from several cities including New York, Paris, San Francisco, and more...

    4.  Watch the Most Romantic Movie of All Time and Dream of Morocco  

    Inspire travel to Morocco and give the gift of enjoying the most romantic movie of all time with your favorite Valentine....Casablanca: A jaded nightclub owner in war-torn Casablanca, whose loyalties are put to the test when his old flame, Ingrid Bergman, reappears to seek Rick's help in escaping from the Nazis.

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    The Pink Sale is Underway for the Island of Bermuda!Save 50% with special offers!


    The Pink Sale is an Annual even and is on for 2020:

    Save up to 50% off hotel or resort stays during the Bermuda Pink Sale. The sale includes a wide range of resorts, including Royal Palms, Coral Beach, Grotto Bay Beach Resort, and Elbow Beach. Sale prices are valid for stays through April 30 or from September 1 through December 31, 2020.

    Sample per night rates for 2020 include:

    From $129.50, Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa, Hamilton Parish
    From $150, Greenbank Guesthouse & Cottages, Paget
    From $167.50, Coco Reef Resort, Paget
    From $175, Coral Beach & Tennis Club, Paget
    From $189, Fairmont Southampton with continental breakfast
    From $199, The Reefs Resort & Club, Southampton
    From $199, Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa, Sandys

    This is a great summer dress to be in style in Bermuda.  It travels well and fits great!  Please click on the link below to learn more at Amazon and support our blog!  Thank you so much for your support!

    Book a stay by January 21 at GoToBermuda.com

    Island adventures are calling. Save up to 50% when you book your room by January 22 and travel between January 2 – April 30 and September 1 – December 31, 2019. Nightly rates start at around $125.

    Saturday, January 11, 2020

    Deal Alert for New York City: Deals on NYC Broadway Week, Restaurant Week and Must-See Week 2020

    NYC & Company is offering three signature promotional programs to save in the Big Apple — NYC Broadway Week, NYC Restaurant Week and NYC Must-See Week. All offers are valid January 21-February 9 with tickets and reservations accepted online now.

    There’s nothing like live theater—and no place for it like Broadway. NYC Broadway Week invites you to experience the magic firsthand with 2-for-1 tickets to some of the most spectacular performances on stage right now.

    Deal Alert for New York City: Deals on NYC Broadway Week, Restaurant Week and Must-See Week 2020

    NYC Broadway Week: Purchase 2-for-1 Broadway tickets to as many as 21 shows are included this year, including a handful of Tony Award winners and at least eight that are new to the program. Aladin, Beetlejuice, The Book of Mormon and Frozen are among the marquee shows available this winter.

    NYC Restaurant Week is a celebration of NYC’s most fabulous pastime: dining out. With hundreds of restaurants throughout the City rolling out special prix-fixe menus for a limited time, this is your chance to revel without a cause.

    28th Annual NYC Restaurant Week: Reservations are now open with more than 350 restaurants participating. Explore vibrant neighborhoods across the five boroughs and the diverse culinary experiences at a terrific value. Enjoy two-course prix-fixe lunches and brunches from $26 per person and three-course prix-fixe dinners for $42. Bonus: Pay your dining tab with your Mastercard and get a $10 statement credit when you spend $65 or more during NYC Restaurant Week. Advance registration required.

    Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Your 2019 Healthy and Meaningful Holiday Gift Guide for the Adventurer, Globetrotter, Traveler and Beyond

    Share is an important word for traveling and we see it more and more every year!Our favorite gifts will help capture those memories, inspire future adventures, and make life on the road healthier and more meaningful.

    The purpose of our blog is to share with you everything we have learned to make Meaningful and Healthy Travel happen!We only recommend products that we use or would buy for friends! Please CLICK THE PHOTOS BELOW TO LEARN MORE, BUY or SHARE this post to support our blog and keep it going! THANK YOU!

    Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.

    1.  OOLER by Chili Technologies - This is our number one recommended product because it has been a "sleep changer" for us!


    Give the gift of sleep!!!! Our number one recommended product of 2019.  We first encountered Chili Technologies at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas in 2019!  In a matter of no time we became customers ourselves and can't say enough how much the OOLER has contributed to our well-being and healthy travel!  Interrupted sleep is when our sleep is studded with prolonged periods of waking up throughout the night, usually at least four times over the course of eight hours. This condition can be caused by a sudden shift in routine (for example, a new baby in the house), travel, unexpected noises (such as a party at your neighbor’s house or a partner’s snoring), bathroom trips, menopause or other health issues or racing thoughts.  Temperature affects your baseline sleep quality and regulating temperature can help you phase shift your sleep for travel and help prevent jet lag.  See our full review of OOLER by clicking here! Use our coupon codes to take 25% off!

    2.  ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life

    The traveling nomad struggles with opportunities to exercise and eat right. Help them out with understanding the right practices! Because most nutrition products and training plans are designed for men, it’s no wonder that so many female athletes struggle to reach their full potential. ROAR is a comprehensive, physiology-based nutrition and training guide specifically designed for active women. Because women’s physiology changes over time, entire chapters are devoted to staying strong and active through pregnancy and menopause.

    3.  Our Favorite Smart Watch for the Active Traveler just got better with a New Display!

    The Garmin Venu has an enormous number of features, a long-lasting battery and an attractive build. It's expensive, but for serious outdoor travel enthusiasts it's hard to beat.  The GPS features of this watch are unrivaled and work all over the world.  This is a high-performance timepiece that meets big challenges and fits smaller wrists. This new Venu model comes in four finishes and holds about 500 songs.  The new AMOLED vibrant display is perfect for aging eyes and rivals the Apple Watch display! Anyone would love to receive this special gift!

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    Bank of America in Charlotte North Carolina Announced Return of (FREE) Museums on Us for 2019!


    What a great Holiday Gift!  Bank of America is giving a big present to its cardholders with a special holiday edition of its popular “Museums on Us” program.  From December 26 - 31, Bank of America is offering cardholders free general admission to more than 220 museums around the country.  Check our full post below to see the details and find if any museums are near your holiday destination...

    Museums on Us by Bank of America is back for 2019 and includes MANY museums nationwide!

    The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA

    Museums matter as LTD discussed in our 5-part series on traveling with Children!  Education is key!

    The first full weekend starts January 5-6 2019 and includes many locations across the USA!  Here are some examples which we would choose:

    • The Art Institute of Chicago
    • The Museum of Fine Arts Boston
    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    BUT there are so many locations to choose from, so search your home location or where you are traveling to!

    Click here to see the list of museums included!

    Phones are Important for Travel and Everyone carries them in museums, but How Can They be Clean??!  PhoneSoap is the answer!

    This is a customer favorite! AS SEEN ON SHARK TANK AND DISCOVERY CHANNEL. PhoneSoap's revolutionary bacteria-zapping technology was featured on ABC's Shark Tank and tested and proven on the Discovery Channel.  Think of the germs we are exposed to during travel at the kiosks! So many museums have interactive kiosks. Stay healthy and charge a phone all at the same time.  Click on the photo below to learn more at Amazon and support our blog! 

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019

    Lessons Learned Scheduling Shore Excursions: Your Guide to Scheduling Tours Online

    What is the difference between a good tour company and a great tour company? Service and confirming the proper arrival location!  Check out our guide 

    Experiences help us learn from our mistakes! Don’t get mad but understand what happened so you don’t let it happen again!  Hopefully you can learn from our mistakes too!

    Courtesy of HBO

    Recently we took a repositioning cruise on the Sky Princess to Sevilla. Knowing that there were some important locations for filming Game of Thrones in Spain we looked for tours to see the Alcazar (Dorne) and Dragon Pit. Since we are BIG Game of Thrones fans and had great experiences with other GOT tours, we scheduled a shore excursion with Sevilla4Real.com for us and 5 other passengers. Our itinerary said Seville (Cadiz), Spain and we told the company Seville.