Tuesday Travel Tips!

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When packing a flashlight or any other item with batteries, turn the batteries around so that if the item is accidentally turned on, you won't empty the batteries. Don't forget to turn the batteries back around when using the flashlight.

Traveling to warm destinations?  If you appreciate cold drinks think of using a six-pack cooler as a toiletry bag. Once you arrive at your destination and unload your toiletries your 'toiletry bag' guarantees cheap cold drinks on the beach, no matter how remote.

For those using suitcases without a divider, a piece of cardboard makes an excellent divider and helps keep your clothes organized and neat as you are able to lay them out flat on the cardboard. It also makes airport inspections a lot less of a hassle as you can lift out your divider with clothes on top easily.

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Tony Toto
Freelance Writer & Photographer - Travel - Kenosha, WI
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Are you thinking of a career change as a travel consultant?  You would make a good one.  :)

Jun 30, 2009 08:38 AM #1
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Tony, Nope!  Just enjoy traveling and the helpful tips...although I never travel lately either !!! You are back at number one!!

Jun 30, 2009 08:41 AM #2
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Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Great tips my friend!

Here's one that's also pretty good.....

When packing clothes, if you put them on hangars with a plastic bag on them (like you get back from the cleaners), they won't be wrinkled when you unpack.

Jun 30, 2009 09:09 AM #3
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Betina Foreman
512-771-6318 Austin Home Girls Realty - Austin, TX
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Dear Kristin,

I love the tip about using the small travel cooler for toiletries! How clever! Another plus is that if something breaks during the flight the liquid is contained and won't ruin your clothes!

Betina

Jun 30, 2009 09:10 AM #4
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Craig, that is a great idea...here I was expecting a joke from you.....you keep me guessing!

Jun 30, 2009 09:31 AM #5
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Betina, that is great too!  THanks for reading/commenting!

Jun 30, 2009 09:31 AM #6
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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Hurt, VA

Hi Kristen-Great tips. When I travel again I will have to make sure I do that plus pack very light to save the $15 fee for check bags. RIDICULOUS.  Have a great day. <SMILE>

Jun 30, 2009 12:06 PM #7
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Hi Kristin

Great tip on flashlights and batteries.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 30, 2009 12:22 PM #8
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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I know that is pretty crazy, right?  Take care Sharon!

Jun 30, 2009 12:22 PM #9
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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You bet Lou!  Same to you!

Jun 30, 2009 12:25 PM #10
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Sharon Richards
Kirsten Realty Tampa Florida - Tampa, FL

Kristin - Great tips - especially the toiletry bag even if you don't use it for a cooler later.

Jun 30, 2009 09:59 PM #11
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Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
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Hi Kristin:

Great traveling tips...

Just in time for the 4th of July weekend.

Enjoy...

Jul 01, 2009 06:49 AM #12
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Sharon, I agree...I hadn't thought of this!

Jul 01, 2009 07:37 AM #13
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Toula, you bet!  Have a great day!

Jul 01, 2009 07:37 AM #14
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What neat ideas Kristin - I'd put a couple plastic water bottles in the freezer and keep them in the cooler bag...  Nothing like a very cold jug of water once off the plane! (I also keep a few in my car and at the end of the day my clients have a cold water too...)  Thanks for the great tips!

Jul 01, 2009 09:44 AM #15
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Lee and Pamela...those are great ideas as well...and a refreshing end to a long day, right?  THanks!

Jul 01, 2009 12:01 PM #16
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Jen Bowman
Keller Williams Realty - Holmes Beach, FL
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Kristin, thanks for the tips. I don't usually carry a flashlight, but that's a good idea.

Aug 10, 2009 08:01 AM #17
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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You are welcome Jen!

Aug 10, 2009 09:33 AM #18
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