A major problem with leisure travel today is that we have become too engrossed with recording the event rather than experiencing it. Too often we are looking at amazing sights through the lens of a camera, or on the viewing screen of a cell phone, rather than drinking it in with our eyes. And what exactly is the point of taking all these photos and films of the event if our memories are dominated by the recording of the experience instead of the experience itself.  Slow down and enjoy yourself. Explore your surroundings. Take a deep breath and relax. Record your surroundings in your mind’s eye before committing it to a more physical medium. If you do this you may find it easier to recall, and live again, the adventure. Connecting with your surroundings with your eyes and your heart lends a much more intimate feeling to the experience than merely observing through a camera lens.

Travel Tip Product - Organizing the Suitcase:

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travel tip packing suitcase organizer hefty ziploc bags
Here's a travel tip I wish we'd have learned years ago.  When packing your suitcases, use JUMBO SIZE 2.5 GALLON HEFTY ZIPLOC BAGS to organize your clothes in the suitcase.   Makes it easy to pull out what you need each day, keep everyone's clothes separate and move clothes from one bag to another if you're over the weight limit at the airport....We've done that many times.

Here's a link to the best deals on Hefty Jumbo bags at Amazon with 2 day Prime shipping.

If Hefty bags are not your thing, check out the very popular best selling suitcase packing cubes designed to serve a similar purpose.

In this photo you see that I only get half the suitcase as I share the other half with my daughter as we pack for our 13 day European trip.

And if you are traveling with children, this is all the more important. Set a leisurely pace, allowing them to soak up the atmosphere. Encourage them to learn, and explore. Read the plaques set into landmarks, explaining their history. Gaze at those amazing  vistas with your kids, and encourage them to imagine what others have felt, or dreamed, while sharing the experience. Talk to the natives, interact with them, don’t just snap a pic.

Travel Tip Product - Long Family Drives:

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Autotain family vacation travel tips headrest DVD players
If your next family vacation requires long driving with kids, then car headrest DVD players from Autotain is a MUST HAVE!!

Great news is we sell on the best.  We've been selling them for over 11 years and we have also used them in over vehicles over the past years as well.  Every year Autotain adds new models to keep up with changing technology and the top selling headrest DVD players are here.

Link to: Best selling headrest DVD players

List of Travel Tips to Soak it All In:

  • Set a leisurely pace
  • Encourage your kids to learn and explore
  • Imagine what it may have been like back in the day
  • Take a deep breath and relax

Travel is supposed to be a broadening experience, so allow it to be. Be a sponge and soak up all you can. The images you store in your mind, and your heart, are even more accessible than those stored on cameras.

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