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Yoga Dress Pants: I love these pants – they are so comfortable, I don’t even feel like I’m wearing dress pants. I started with a grey Straight Leg and just got my second pair in black. When I wore them to work, two of my coworkers couldn’t believe how nice they looked. One girl ordered a cropped pair right away. The other girl and I went into the ladies room so she could try mine on. She got on the computer and ordered two for herself. Now after seeing the co-worker in her cropped…I ordered 2 for myself. Now I own 4 pairs and love them all! Can’t wait to wear them traveling! Click to find out more or purchase: https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1187597&u=1654816&m=78023&urllink=&afftrack=
Travel Bag: I love and use this on every trip we take. The large compartment can store your cosmetics and toiletries separately and keep them organized. Top mental hook allows for securely hanging the toiletry bag. The hook is great for European travel when bathroom countertops are very limited. Visible, waterproof PVC pocket and ventilate mesh pockets can hold your different kinds of items, and no need to worry about the liquid spilling and leaking. Click to find out more or purchase: http://amzn.to/2Brmv7J
We LOVE SendOutCards! We share our travel photos and keep up with family and friends birthdays quickly and easily. We can even send gifts too! We send postcards and regular cards – sometimes for no reason at all. Just to let someone special know we are thinking about them. You design it and SendOutCards prints, folds, stamps and mails it for you the next day!
Did I mention we earn residual income too? Oh ya, baby! We get paid for being nice to people!
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Fantastic Travel Cubes: These cubes are amazing and keep everything in the right spot. I got black for Gary and pink for me and an extra set of a mix of both so we could each have another 2 bags. They are a great way to even put things in an overnight bag. I have to get a few small ones too for us!
Fantastic Travel Handbags/Purses: These bags are amazing. They are light and easy to carry. You can indeed use them for every day, but I especially love them for traveling. Great colors and styles!
Waterproof Shoe Bags: These waterproof shoe bags are amazing. When doing any hiking and then have to pack the next day – these are a lifesaver! It keeps all of our clothes clean so we never have to worry. Click to read more or purchase: http://amzn.to/2BvJmPm
Photo Books: I created two cookbooks that are amazing with personal photos and I wasn’t restricted with templates. Our two daughters love that I created a book with family recipes along with family photos. It is memories for them from their childhood. They do have amazing templates and ideas. You can even put your book up for sale for others to purchase! Their customer service is extremely helpful too! Great company. https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=489598&u=1654816&m=31260&urllink=&afftrack=
Travel Bags: These bags are amazing for creating room in our luggage and you can fit up to 3x more! I will say we started using the cubes and really like them. These bags have their use too. To use simply place clothes, comforter, or fabric, close the bag sealer and start rolling beginning form the zipper. The air will exit from the bottom of the bags until you fabric reaches maximum compression. Not only does it create more room, it keeps our clothes clean. Click here to read more or purchase: http://amzn.to/2EgwDDz
Off the Beaten Path spotlights over 1,000 of the United States’ most overlooked must-see destinations. Plan an unforgettable vacation with this best-selling travel book-a super-easy reference that shows you where to go, how to get there, and what you need to know before you begin your adventure. Click here read more or purchase: http://amzn.to/2E4xoPL
Rick Steves: We are huge fans of Rick Steves! His information has been spot on every time we use it. We even used his recommendation for a doctor when in Florence in April 2017. The doctor was wonderful and spoke English – just what Rick said. His pricing was spot on too!
Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 20,000 travelers to Europe annually. He does all of this with the help of a hardworking, well-traveled staff of 100 at Rick Steves’ Europe in Edmonds, Washington, near Seattle. Click to read more or purchase: http://amzn.to/2E5VnOD
Another one of Rick’s books: You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know. Plan your travel itinerary and maximize your time with Rick. Avoid crowds and tourist scams by reading his tips. Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life’s work. With this guidebook, you’ll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun. Click to read more or purchase: http://amzn.to/2DG484h
Lonely Planet Italy is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take in a gondolier’s sweet song while gliding past Venetian palaces, sample olives and wines as you traverse Tuscany’s storybook hills, or be humbled amid thousands of years of Roman history and art; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Italy now! Click here read more or purchase: http://amzn.to/2FcDdtY
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We also decided on the city of Parma as our “home base” for this 90-day adventure. How did we arrive on Parma, you ask? Sounds corny but we read a book, “Not in a Tuscan Villa” and loved it. The authors, Nancy and John Petralia had stayed in Parma and wrote this book. If you haven’t read it yet; we highly recommend it! Nancy and I are Facebook friends and I love seeing her pictures when she posts them and read about their success story. Visit: http://amzn.to/2dQTPOx
If you are interested in finding information on your ancestry, we have a recommendation for just that. She is located in Italy and you pay her for her through PayPal. She is very thorough and found many documents we needed for our dual citizenship.