august 20, 2010
Jan Gets a Blog!
I realized one of my long-time goals and launched my Girl on the Go blog covering travel-related news, events in Atlanta and relationships. Check out other blogs from travelgirl contributors here.
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Bites Be Gone
Forget those stinky sprays to keep bugs away, just slap on one of these Don't Bite Me patches and you'll repel all those annoying flying, crawling insects that threaten your good time outside. And they are DEET-free, waterproof and safe for children. Look for them at your local retailer or buy them at www.dontbitemepatch.com. They come in boxes of 5, 10 or 20 and range in price from $4.99 to $15.99. www.dontbitemepatch.com
No more juggling keys, iPods and water bottles when you head to work out or set out exploring and want to travel light. The SPIbelt holds lightweight items so you have both hands free. Way sleeker and slimmer than the dreaded fanny pack, these small personal item belts are also perfect for travel. We like the limited edition Susan G. Komen ribbon belt pictured ($19.95) but there are plenty more styles to choose from, including ones that are reflective, carry supplies for diabetics or are made for men and children. Check them out at www.spibelt.com
It's a Wrap
Our passport would be quite happy, and easier to find, if it lived in this cute passport cover made of recycled fabric. Wrapcycle makes handmade eco cases from recycled fabrics, including laptop sleeves, card cases and accessory cases. Many items can be personalized with a monogram as well. Another of our favorites are the sandwich bags for just $7.00 that save on the use of plastic bags and are made from recycled material and newspaper covers. Find more at
www.wrapcycle.com or www.etsy.com/shop/wrapcycle
Nuova Vita specializes in convertible dresses, including bridesmaid dresses, and has now added a line of convertible swimsuits. We love these because they are perfect for travel – you get a new look without cramming more in your suitcase. The collection includes 12 pieces, including the one pictured – the Nerina five-way convertible one piece. Available for $168 in six colors, the suit can even be embroidered for brides with their new initials or "Just Married" across the bottom. www.nuovavitaonline.com