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Traveling Hints to Keep More of Your Clothes On

Traveling Hints from the School of Hard Knocks

D.G. Kaye loves to travel and offers traveling hints and funny stories to make traveling easier for you. Have Bags, Will Travel Tips and Tales – Memoirs of an Over-packer just came out. This short, easy-to-read essay is perfect for the short plane ride or quick train trip.

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Have Bags Will Travel

Could you identify?

Hmmm, is Debby the only shopaholic? In the days when roller bags had just gotten their start, my husband and I traveled to Rome. Like a gentleman, he pulled our new four-wheeled suitcase that kept tipping over on the cobblestones. I took over when he threatened its demise. Two minutes later I threw it in a Roman garbage can.

“Marsha, you didn’t!”

“Don’t worry, Debby. It was empty. I brought it so I could shop.”

Yes, this book was about me and my most awkward traveling experiences! So funny!

Traveling Hints for Changing Times

D.G. Kaye has a long history of loving to shop when she travels. We all want to bring back something from our traveling. Right?  But how much is too much? And how do we get it through customs?

D.G. Kaye packed and traveled differently in the past.  How has she coped with the many changes in the travel industry? Has airport security threatened her travel buying? As you will see, she offers creative tricks to pack and still have fun shopping.

Follow D.G. Kaye and her friends as she travels to Paris, London, Las Vegas, Greece, Venezuela, and Arizona. Pay attention to her traveling hints about locations to visit. For example, she describes her reaction to the transition from old Vegas to the Vegas we know today.

Have you ever traveled in a garbage can lid? Find out how it’s done, and what to wear!

Ever break a foot while traveling? It happened to D.G. and another friend of mine, too. Bad memories are often the funniest, and make the trip memorable.

Has your suitcase ever come down the baggage ramp unzipped, exposed with tire treads stamped across your clothes? Hmmmm. Poor Debby!

Traveling Tips from Admitted Germ Freak

Whether or not you love germs, D.G. Kaye will entertain you with her germy experiences traveling at home and abroad.

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Have Bags Will Travel

A Few Parting Traveling Hints

  • Pack a sweater. (Where it’s handy! It gets cold up there in the clouds!)
  • Keep hydrated. (Gulp down the bottle you brought BEFORE you hit the line.)
  • Get mobile alerts.

Do I recommend Have Bags, Will Travel?


If you have travel tips, please comment or leave a link to your post. If you have a book review to share, link it here. 🙂

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  1. OMG Marsha. You had ME in stitches! Thank you so much for the wonderful review!!! You are a natural for reviewing and I just love your infographics! I’m waiting for a post from you on details how to create your beautiful infographics. I’m so glad you could relate to some of my stories. I just love your review and will be reblogging it on the weekend!!!! Thanks again, you’ve made an author’s day. ❤


  2. My one and only travel tip is:
    Don’t. Haha!
    I’m a homebody and love just resting after I’ve been forced to travel to the grocery store. Love soaking by my own warm fire, watching my own sun rise, viewing my own country’s pristine beauty.
    And it costs less. 🙂


  3. Hi Marsha… I lost contact with you some time ago, but have found you again… Your humour only gets better! Love this review of debbie’s travel book. Love to you and have a great weekend x Barbara


    • Glad you enjoyed it. It was fun. I’m sure you can echo some of her frustrating experiences with travel as well as hilarious adventures of your own. That’s what makes traveling memorable. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to comment! 🙂


  4. That is a humorously inspiring review! I am glad I hopped over from dg’s blog to get connected with another wonderful writer. This brightened my morning and added a smile to my face. Thank you! 🙂


  5. Hi Marsha, I came over from our lovely friend Debby’s reblog…I so much enjoyed your wonderful review and can’t wait to read Debby’s book. Lovely to meet you! Sherri 🙂





Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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