Three of my favorite travel tricks.
I love renting a condo or cabin instead of staying in a hotel. Whenever we're staying somewhere for more than a few days, and definitely if we're traveling with our dog Bailey, VRBO (Vacation Rent By Owner) helps us find the perfect accommodations.
We've used this website for rentals in the US and abroad and had nothing but good experiences.
For this trip, since we'll be in the Rockies for at least 4 nights, we found a small condo to stay in for about the same price as a hotel.
You know how each airline has strict luggage rules about how much each bag weighs.
We got this nifty little handheld scale from LL Bean (but any handheld scale is a good idea).
That way, when we were packing at home, and when we were packing to return home, we could easily weigh the luggage to make sure we weren't over the limit.
Much nicer than shuffling heavy items from one suitcase to the other at the airport to avoid paying extra fees.
Plus, I keep thinking I could use this scale on a yarn buying mission. Picture me, in the warehouse at WEBS weighing cones to find out how much a prospective bargain would cost.
When Jim bought a GPS for our car, I really thought it was silly.
I was so wrong!!
For this trip, when I did the planning in June, I put our destinations into Nuvi (our GPS navigator).
As we booked hotels (or condos), I put those addresses in.
We landed at the airport, and all I had to do was press "Favorites" to find a list with our first night's hotel.
The next day, I had favorites for our condo and for Rocky Mountain National Park.
There might even have been a few yarn shops programmed in. Love it!!
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