Episode #227 – Holiday Travel Tips with Kathi and Roger

Episode #227 – Holiday Travel Tips with Kathi and Roger

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Recorded on the road in a recent trip across the country, Kathi and Roger share there favorite travel tips. Traveling is usually stressful enough and the holidays really ramp up that stress level.  Packing the right things and having the right tools can save a ton of headaches (and money!) Kathi and Roger Lipp discuss tips for everything from how many pairs of shoes you need to pack to what to stash in your carry-on to your tech travel needs.

As a couple traveling several times every month, they have the packing down to a science.  Their tips are sure to help you as you pack for your next trip.

Kathi’s Best Tips

• Only pack two pairs of shoes (and wear one on the plane): Walking shoes, flats and heels. Plan all your clothes around those three pairs of shoes.
• All your clothes should go together and should be based around a color or two. My last trip everything was brown and turquoise. Everything “went” with everything else.
• Carry Woolite packets for quick loads of laundry in your hotel sink.
• If you have access to a washing machine, carry a few Tide Pods in a travel soap case.
• If you check a bag, throw a pair of underwear in your carry on. You can face anything (even lost luggage,) with a clean pair of underwear.
• A Contigo cup will keep your coffee warm, and keep you from spilling hot liquid all over yourself on the plane.
• Don’t buy travel sized items (the price per ounce is obscene.) Refill travel size bottles.
• Hoard the travel size toothpaste you get from your dentist. (And the ones your kids get.)
• If you forget something when you travel, ask the front desk of your hotel. They often have toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, etc.
• Carry long USB cords for inconvenient plugs in hotels.
• Carry a multi-USB plug for charging on the go.
• Buy snacks at your local grocery store instead of at the airport or hotels. The prices are a fraction at home.
• Bring lots of Ziploc bags.

Podcast Extras

Roger and Kathi mentioned many items that are must have’s when they travel. For more info on each, simply click. Links take you to Amazon.com and are affiliate links.

 Pack-it-Flat Toiletry Kit

Contigo Cups

Waze: Free Community-based Mapping, Traffic & Navigation App

 5ft Nylon Braided Tangle Free Micro USB Cable Cord

Dual USB Travel Wall Charger

The Curly Co. Collapsible Hair Diffuser

Woolite Travel Detergent Packets

2-in-1 Mobile Phone Car Mount, Holder

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If we forgot any important travel tips or you have advice for packing and traveling,  please leave your comments below so we can include them in a future podcast.  Everyone that leaves a comment will be entered into a drawing for Kathi’s book, The Get Yourself Organized Project.

Recreation Recipe of the Week – Grilled Chicken over Marinaded Salad

Recreation Recipe of the Week – Grilled Chicken over Marinaded Salad

Grilled Chicken over Marinaded Salad

This is a beautiful picture taken at our very yummy dinner at Treebones this weekend. Here is our recreation”

* 1 tbsp. lemon juice
* 2 tsp olive oil
* Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
* 2-3 cups of cherry tomatoes, sliced
* 1 cup of chopped cucumber and peeled
* ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

* 2 tbsp of finely chopped green onions
* 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh oregano
* 1 bag mixed spring salad
* sliced olives (optional)
* sliced red onion (optional)
* boneless chicken breast with skin on
* 1/4 cup olive oil
* dried rosemary and salt to taste

Combine lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Toss dressing with tomatoes, cucumber, feta, onions, olives, oregano and spring salad

Meanwhile, grill chicken with olive oil, salt and rosemary

Dribble plates with balsamic vinegar. Put salad/veggie mixture on plates and top with chicken. Serve with warm rosemary bread.

The Way Camping Should Be…

The Way Camping Should Be…

I’m taking the day off blogging because Roger and I will be camping.

Well, at least my version of camping.

We are going to be in Bug Sur on the California coast on Monday staying in a yurt.

A yurt is a tent with a hardwood floor, a sink, and a queen-sized bed topped with a handmade velvet quilt.

For those of you who have heard my camping story, you know that this is about as rustic as I want to get…

Oh, and if you’re worried that I am telling the world that I will be gone overnight and you think this is an invitation to burglars to come and rob our house. said house will be filled with assorted adult children and guarded by our killer attack dog:

“I’s guard d puppy fuds.”