Author: Krystal

Destinations, New York, Travel, USA

Christmas in New York

Christmastime in New York City is busy, crowded, and expensive. Last year at this time in December, we took a 6:00 a.m. flight out of Florida with our return flight booked for 8:00 p.m. the following evening. We spent $150 each for plane tickets, $320 on a one-night reservation at the now-defunct Hotel Dumont, and …

Destinations, France, Travel

My Favorite French Beauty Finds

Go ahead and do a web search for “City Pharma Paris” and you’ll see lots of blog posts and other websites praising the giant discount parapharmacie mecca. (I’ll still be here, promise). Everything they say is true – it’s busy and crowded but the prices are much lower. The staff sometimes seem a little frazzled with …

Travel, Travel Products, Wish Lists and Gift Ideas

Wayward Holiday Gift Guide – Stocking Stuffer Travel Gifts

The holiday season is here in full-force. Stores are currently taking over our mailboxes and email-boxes trying to convince us that we need everything and if we don’t get it right now it may not be available any longer and the world will end. To avoid this intentionally created stress, I’ve unsubscribed myself from most …

Travel, Travel Products, Wish Lists and Gift Ideas

Wayward Holiday Gift Guide – Travel Gifts for the Little Ones

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to any readers here in the US (or anywhere in the world, wherever you’re celebrating!). And even if you don’t celebrate this holiday, I’m still grateful for you! I’ve enjoyed this blogging journey so far, and can’t wait to see where we go next. But for now, with the holidays …

Travel, Travel Products, Wish Lists and Gift Ideas

Wayward Holiday Gift Guide – Travel Gifts for Him

I’ve seen lots of catalogs, magazines, and morning tv shows sharing “gift guides for guys!” that only contain things like tech items, socks, alcohol, and underwear. There’s nothing wrong with these, of course, but if you’re getting something for something special, shouldn’t it be something he’ll enjoy using? Here are a list of gifts for …