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Great New Gadgets and Gear for the Traveling Family

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Troy Petenbrink

Troy Petebrink is a strong believer in Mark Twain's philosophy that "travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts." He has been a freelance travel journalists for more than a decade and his
publication credits include TravelChannel.com, CruiseCritic.com, and The Miami Herald among many others. Follow him on Twitter: @thegaytraveler,
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More than 160,000 square feet of space (that’s nearly the size of three football fields) of the Las Vegas Convention Center was recently filled with exhibitors at the 2017 International Travel Goods Show. The annual show is when all the new and updated travel goods are introduced to the market. I had the pleasure—and exhausting … Continue reading Great New Gadgets and Gear for the Traveling Family

The Best Travel Purse for a DSLR Camera I’ve Found

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Shelly Rivoli

Founder, Editor, & Chief Adventure Officer at Family Travel 411 and Travels with Baby
Shelly Rivoli is the award-winning author behind the Travels with Baby guidebooks and Travels with Baby website and blog, and is the founding editor of Family Travel 411. When she isn't traveling with her husband and three children, she hangs her hat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter: @travelswithbaby and Facebook: Shelly Rivoli.
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For years, I’ve tried to find ways to travel less conspicuously with a DSLR camera and a healthy-sized lens. Of course, when the camera is out and working, the jig is up. But for all the times between point A and B—sitting in restaurants, walking through unfamiliar neighborhoods, or taking city subways—you don’t always want … Continue reading The Best Travel Purse for a DSLR Camera I’ve Found

This Mom’s Picks: Three Mother’s Day Gifts for the Traveling Mom

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Shelly Rivoli

Founder, Editor, & Chief Adventure Officer at Family Travel 411 and Travels with Baby
Shelly Rivoli is the award-winning author behind the Travels with Baby guidebooks and Travels with Baby website and blog, and is the founding editor of Family Travel 411. When she isn't traveling with her husband and three children, she hangs her hat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter: @travelswithbaby and Facebook: Shelly Rivoli.
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Let’s face it: packing cubes are overrated, and how many of us, as much as we may need it, really want to receive a portable luggage scale as a gift? If you’re looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas for the traveling mom in your life, I have a few suggestions I’ve tested and continue to … Continue reading This Mom’s Picks: Three Mother’s Day Gifts for the Traveling Mom

Pack This! Merrell Siren Sport 2 women’s hiking shoes

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Shelly Rivoli

Founder, Editor, & Chief Adventure Officer at Family Travel 411 and Travels with Baby
Shelly Rivoli is the award-winning author behind the Travels with Baby guidebooks and Travels with Baby website and blog, and is the founding editor of Family Travel 411. When she isn't traveling with her husband and three children, she hangs her hat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter: @travelswithbaby and Facebook: Shelly Rivoli.
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Note: This is an independent review of Merrell Siren Sport 2, and as always all opinions are my own. For more information about this review, see the editorial disclosure below this post. I am in love with these lightweight hikers now, but it didn’t start out that way. At first it was hard to reconcile … Continue reading Pack This! Merrell Siren Sport 2 women’s hiking shoes