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Fight Back with Minecraft Veggies

When one’s grandson is more interested in playing Minecraft (a sandbox video game) than in eating healthy vegetables, a grandmother must become creative. The result? Minecraft veggies. Start with a package of “experience orbs” and “acacia wood blocks” (frozen peas … Continue reading

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Unique Decoration Helps Avert Luggage Theft

Thieves who stalk airport luggage carousels usually prefer nondescript bags. Then, if they’re caught, they can always claim they simply mistook the stolen items for their own property. One solution is to choose distinctive, memorable luggage. If you’re not eager … Continue reading

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5 Ways a Plain Tee Shirt Can Extend Your Travel Wardrobe

Packing just one solid-color tee shirt can greatly expand your clothing options, no matter what the purpose of your trip may be. Alone or under a sweater, a simple tee shirt worn with jeans or a travel skirt is perfect … Continue reading

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Meeting the Drying Challenge

Conclusion of the series, “Doing Your Own Laundry on the Road” You’ve washed and rinsed your clothes by hand. Now they’re clean . . . and wet. The final step is making sure they dry sufficiently. Most hotels discourage guests … Continue reading

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5 Do-It-Yourself-Laundry Options While Traveling

Part 2 in the series, “Doing Your Own Laundry on the Road” Last week looked at soaps available for washing your own clothing while you travel. This week we’ll look at the actual hand-laundry process. Self-laundry Options and Methods 1. … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Stop Static Cling Anywhere on the Globe

No matter where you’re headed, you can stop static electricity* from plastering your clothing to your body. Here are a dozen methods for taming clinging clothes: My favorite solution is to carry half of a fabric-softener sheet in a little … Continue reading

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An Entire Week’s Business Wardrobe in Just One Carryon

When I fly across the country each year to serve as guest professor at Taylor University, I do not check any luggage. I’ve devised a way to pack everything I need for the entire week in a business-casual environment—in freezing … Continue reading

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