Today we are offering even more great travel ideas and tips for your next trip.
Michelin “Must Sees” Guides
Michelin Guides just sent me a reviewers copy of their new “Must-Sees” guide to London. It really covers all the bases. These lightweight guides are perfect for first-time visitors to London, Paris , Barcelona and all the other cities they cover. What I like best are the city maps in the front and back of the book as well as the sights listed first by importance, then by neighborhood. How easy is that to figure out? There are also separate sections on nightlife, shopping, markets, kids and a lot more. They top it off with recommendations for restaurants and hotels for every budget.
Bring a few Scarves
Wondering how to keep your wardrobe fresh while on a long trip? I recommend traveling with neutral colors that blend together and then brighten them up with an assortment of scarves. Silk scarves weigh almost nothing, but can add so much to an outfit.
I was offered a gift certificate from Novica to try out their products, so I chose a few scarves for my upcoming trip. The scarves were mailed directly from India and Bali, and I was surprised to see how beautifully they were packaged, each in it’s own decorative bag. I also received a little note from the designers, telling their story. These items would be impressive gifts.
Novica, in association with National Geographic, works directly with master artisans in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to bring their designs to the world. Novica offers so many handcrafted items from jewelry to home decor, it was hard to choose, but I do know that if you are looking for something special, look at Novica and help artisans make a living from their art. They have a Curator’s project that you might find interesting, with ways to support the artisans and win prizes.
Bring your Favorite fragrance
If you want to bring your favorite fragrance on your trip, but don’t want to deal with the TSA or bring glass containers, you might like the Travalo Touch. Made of durable aluminum, the Travalo Touch is a 5 mL refillable fragrance wand with rollerball technology and can hold up to 50 applications so your favorite cologne or perfume is always available.
Written by Terri Fogarty for EuropeUpClose.com