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Great Prime Day Deals for Travelers!

Great Prime Day Deals for Travelers!

Every year it’s bigger and better than it was before. With so many deals, how do you even know where to start looking? Have no fear, intrepid travelers! I have scouted out the site (starting at 4:30 this morning… yawn) and have curated this list of Prime Day deals for travelers. Remember, Prime Day is July 15 & 16 – so you get two days of shopping fun!

If you don’t have an Amazon Prime membership, why on earth not? It is seriously the best thing going! Not only do you get free two day shipping (and in some cases, it’s even free overnight shipping!), you also get free streaming services (movies, TV shows, music) and 5 GB of free photo storage/backup!

Additionally, you can keep that Prime Day feeling all year round if you own an Echo (Alexa). Just ask, “Alexa, what are your deals?” and she will give you a list of special deals available exclusively for Prime members.

Best of all, you can try Prime FREE for the first thirty days. Click here to sign up!

1. Passport/Document Holder for the One in Charge

Are you the family pack horse and/or organizer? I know I am! Which inevitably means I am not just responsible for my passport, I’m responsible for everyone else’s too. This nifty organizer not only holds all of your important papers/documents and cards, it also protects them from RFID thieves. It can hold up to four passports and five credit cards. Also features a large pocket for cash and a pen slot as well as a removable keychain. 

Regular price: $17.99 Prime day price: $11.69

2. Universal Travel Adapter

This all-in-one universal power adapter makes world travel so much easier! You don’t have to change out pieces on this one. It truly is all in one! The adapter covers over 200 countries with its US/UK/EU/AUS plugs and four USB ports. Just slide out whichever one you need and slide it back in when done.

Regular price: $19.98 Prime day price: $14.98

3. Mini Travel Umbrella

Like it or not, bad weather happens. But the last t hing you want to do when you’re traveling is use up a lot of space in your luggage for wet weather gear. And you certainly don’t want to carry an umbrella with you everywhere you go. But with this tiny umbrella, you can easily take it everywhere with minimal extra weight or space. It’s in the top five products on Amazon’s list of the best folding umbrellas, and it comes in over 20 different colors/patterns!

Regular price: $16.99 Prime day price: $13.59

4. A Neck Pillow That Actually Keeps Your Head Up

There are few things more aggravating than falling asleep and constantly being awaken by the feeling of your head lolling forward… except maybe the stiff neck you have afterwards. In the “What took y’all so long to invent this?” category of travel accessories, we have this chin supporting travel pillow. Because there is also cushioning under the chin, your head stays fairly upright no matter how hard you’re sleeping. It’s about time!

5. Wrinkle Releaser, Stain Remover, and Fabric Refresher

Three TSA-approved bottles of fashion emergency-averting sprays. The stain remover will get rid of most stains, ever stubborn ones that are hard to clean. The fabric refresher will make your clothes smell great and remove any unwanted musty odors. And the wrinkle releaser? Friends, if you have never tried a wrinkle releaser, do yourself a favor and get some. All you do is spray it on your wrinkled garments, give the fabric a good snap, and the wrinkles literally fall right out. No ironing!

Best of all, the sprays are blended with biodegradable, natural ingredients, making them products safe choices for kids and adults with sensitive skin.

Regular price: $20.00 Prime day price: $16.00

6. Packing Cubes

I bought this set of packing cubes last year on Prime Day, and tried them out on my recent trip to Paris. I was very skeptical because I just didn’t understand how packing shirts inside a pouch that went into the suitcase was more efficient than packing them in the suitcase. Oddly enough, though, it is! I had all of my tops in one cube, my bottoms in another, my underwear and pajamas in a third, etc. Any time I was looking for something, I was able to find it quickly and without messing up my other belongings. Highly recommend!

And as an additional Prime Day promotion, you may be eligible for additional discounts from Gonex when you spend $29 or more. See listing for details.

Regular price: $18.99 Prime day price: $15.19

7. Travel Journal with Writing Prompts

If you love the idea of keeping a travel journal but just don’t know how to start, this is the travel journal for you! Not only is it beautiful, but it includes writing prompts that will get you started writing about your experiences. Perfect for scrapbookers, travel bloggers (ahem) or anyone who wants to capture their travel experiences real time to re,liven remember them later.

Regular price: $22.99 Prime day price: $18.39

8. Backpacker Magazine Subscription

At 87% off the cover price, you should get this subscription for yourself and as a gift for anyone you know who enjoys backpacking travel! For just $7.00, you get a year’s worth of issues that cover the best places, gear and information for all kinds of hiking and camping trips with fold-out maps and stunning color photography. 

Cover price: $53.91 Prime day price: $7.00

9. Scratch Off World Map

This scratch off world map is such a fun idea! Scratch off the places you have visited. Then it’s time to start dreaming. Where will your next adventure take you? The Bucket List at the bottom of your travel poster gives you exciting goals. This world map comes with everything you’ll need to easily track your travels: scratch tool, push pins, stickers & more.

Regular price: $29.97 Prime day price: $19.78

10. Hard Sided Spinner Luggage 20″ Carry On Size

This compact, 20 inch carry-on offers secure, reliable storage with a spacious dual-chamber interior and multiple compartments.  The luggage features 360-degree spinner wheels that pivot effortlessly and a rugged, hard shell exterior with a center section that’s expandable. And as I’ve already stated, carry on is definitely the best way to travel! Bon voyage!

Regular price: $69.99 Prime day price: $48.99

So, what are you waiting for? Go get those deals!!

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The Galeries Lafayette Glasswalk

The Galeries Lafayette Glasswalk

When poring through the 2019 edition of Rick Steves’ Paris guide book in preparation for my trip, I came across the mention of a shopping center called Galeries Lafayette. He said that Galeries Lafayette’s stained glass dome ceiling was a must-see. I’ve seen stained glass ceilings before, but never a dome. So I made it a point to go to Galeries Lafayette in my free time.

Upon entering the store from the street, I immediately realized I was out of my depth as far as the shopping was concerned. Luxury brands like Chanel and Yves St Laurent surrounded me. And I was only in the cosmetics section of the store! So I decided to head up to the Starbucks on the third floor, where Rick Steves promised I would find seats with a view. I ordered a Frappuccino to help me energize and cool off. Alas, all of the seats were taken, but I had snapped some photos while in line, so I was good.

But wait, there’s more…

Then I noticed a small flurry of activity and went to investigate. What Rick didn’t tell me was that there was a sign (and, of course, a queue) for something called Glasswalk. Like so many other places that offer you the opportunity to look at something from above with a transparent floor, the Galeries Lafayette Glasswalk offers visitors the chance to walk out under the dome… three floors up.

Galeries Lafayette's stained glass dome ceiling can best be viewed from the end of the Glasswalk platform.

I got in the line and waited for my turn. Remarkably, when I got to the front of the line, I discovered that there was no charge to go out on the Glasswalk. I pink-puffy-heart love free things! I sashayed out on the glass like I owned the joint.

A quick picture of my feet (and the glass beneath them) was a must. How else could I prove to my family that I actually had done this? (When they’re with me, I usually leave anything height-related to them while staying on terra firma to photograph them. I guess having to conquer my fear of heights is another down side of solo travel.)

(Yes, I wear flip flops even when walking all over a city like Paris. Believe it or not, they have arch supports built in and are the most comfortable shoes I own!)

Then, I took it all in. and all I can say is WOW…

Beyond the Galeries Lafayette Glasswalk

Reluctantly, I left the Glasswalk proceded to go up to the sixth floor, where Rick suggested they would have good Paris souvenirs. After a lot of deliberation and checking my list more than Santa does, I bought macarons to bring home as well as a few to enjoy there.

All in all, I really enjoyed my trip to Galeries Lafayette (even though I couldn’t do any serious shopping there). The Glasswalk was an amazing (free!) experience, and I highly recommend that you check it out when you visit Paris. It really is the best way to see and photograph Galeries Lafayette’s stained glass dome ceiling.

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Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Well, friends, I was working on a post last week that I hoped to publish before I left for my Paris vacation.

Unfortunately, my blog was experiencing technical difficulties and I was unable to finish it.

I will be publishing it soon after I teturn, and will have lots of new material from this trip as well! Bonjour!

Stay tuned…

Stay tuned…

Dear friends, I have just returned from the most amazing trip to Iceland, and I absolutely cannot wait to share it with you. Unfortunately, on the flight home I developed a cough which rapidly escalated into a full fledged case of the flu. I’m on the mend now, but it will still take a few days to sort through photos and gather my thoughts. In the meantime, please follow my Instagram account, where I am sharing some of the photos I took.

While I’m Away

While I’m Away

Hello friends!  I’m winding up an adventurous trip in South America at the moment, which I can’t wait to share with you!  In the mean time, please check out my guest post “15 Best Things to Do in Washington DC” on A Passion and a Passport.