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Perfect Stocking Stuffers

Perfect Stocking Stuffers for Travellers!

We all have that one family member or friend. You know the one we mean. The one who was bitten by the travel bug and is always trekking around the world. When they come home for Christmas the challenge is trying to figure out what to get the globetrotter who has everything! Somehow a necktie or socks just don’t seem to cut it. Fret not, as we have some great stocking stuffer ideas that will please even the most hard-to-buy-for wanderer. All of these products are available at both of our TravelSafe locations. Come by and pick up yours today!

Go Girl

This stocking stuffer is perfect for the woman in your life who likes to travel to rustic and remote locales where ready access to clean, safe and sanitary bathrooms are not an option. Essentially, this device allows you to pee while standing up, in a neat, discreet and hygienic way.



For the intrepid traveler in your family, the aloksak will be a greatly appreciated stocking stuffer! aLoksak in the only resealable, flexible storage bag offering protection from all the elements. The patented, light-weight storage system prevents air, humidity, water, dust, and sand from harming your valuables. These bags are military grade and are used for safe element proof transport and storage by outdoor enthusiasts, all branches of the U.S. and Foreign Military, and by many governmental and law enforcement agencies worldwide!


Care Plus Icaridin Insect Repellent

The camper in your family will definitely love this Yuletide Treat! Made with 20% Icaridin, it repels mosquitoes and ticks for up to 12 hours and black flies for up to 10 hours. Not only will Care Plus effectively repel insects, but the 100ml bottle can be brought on the plane with your carry-on luggage and has a shelf life of 5 years plus.

Ben’s 100 Mini Spray

For those friends and family members who are into wilderness adventures, Ben’s 100 Mini Spray is the perfect gift of protection from all sorts of creepy crawlies and insects! Ben’s 100 MAX Tick & Insect Repellent contains the maximum amount of DEET for use in areas of high bug density with intense biting activity. For use when other insect repellents just won’t cut it, Ben’s® 100 MAX provides up to 10 hours of protection from ticks and insects that may carry the Zika Virus, West Nile Virus (WNV), Lyme disease, Malaria, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and other infectious diseases. Small portable size is easy to carry while providing enough repellent for several days on the trail. Don’t Get Bitten, Get Ben’s®!


Come and Visit!

Please drop by either one of our two locations and pick up these great stocking stuffers! We know your loved ones will love them! Just remember to leave some cookies and milk for Santa (and perhaps some insect repellent?).

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The Destination Wedding: Pragmatic or Romantic?

There are many reasons to have a destination wedding, ranging from the romantic to the purely pragmatic. Who can forget Seinfeld’s Elaine being invited to an ex’s wedding in India–a locale so far-flung that she considered it an “unvite,” suggesting that the bride and groom expected her to decline.

The Unvite?

However outlandish that episode was, there is a kernel of truth to the logic. For those that don’t want the pressure of inviting everyone they know to their wedding (your barista, the guy who cleaned your carpets etc…) a destination wedding is definitely a way to thin out the list of invitees, which allows you to celebrate your big day with only those people whom you wish to share it.

For the Romance

On a more romantic note, often people have visited a destination that has special meaning for them, and getting married there carries significance. Friends of ours, for instance, had a gorgeous dinner experience on an old farm in Provence. Eating al fresco, the sun setting over the valley, the goats wandering in the background, the carafes of Rose–they both knew right then and there that this is where they wanted to be married.

Whether you are the pragmatic or romantic type, if you are considering a destination wedding, the following will help!

Money Management

While destination weddings can be less expensive, it’s very important to keep track of your costs and stick to your budget, as it’s very easy to go over! Adding extra options, more luxurious digs, etc… can be tempting, but will come with a price tag!

Don’t Wait Until the last minute:

Planning a destination wedding has a lot of moving parts. It’s best to start looking for hotels as soon as possible, as availability will vary depending on when you plan to tie the knot. You’ll also want to give your wedding guests a minimum of four months notice, so they can make preparations well in advance of your big day.

Keep the Lines of Communication Open

Make sure to send out “save-the-date” cards as soon as you know where and when you’ll be married. To keep your guests up to date, it’s also a great idea to create a website that provides them with the following:

  • what to bring/pack
  • updates on the weather
  • link to events and activities that guests can enjoy during their stay
  • itinerary of events
  • nearby restaurants and cafes
  • activities for children
  • child care

Make your Guests Feel at Home

Don’t forget that those attending your wedding are “guests,” and it’s important that they feel cared for while at your wedding. Make sure that they receive a warm welcome. A great way to do that is to provide your guests with things like maps of the area, bottled water, snacks, some fun flip-flops to get around in.

Accessibility is Key

Make sure to find out if people will need special help at the wedding. This could be anything from a wheelchair to cribs for babies. Ensuring that your guests can get around freely and comfortably will go a long way to a successful wedding!

So, whether you are thinking of having a destination wedding to “unvite” certain people from attending, or just love the romance of the idea, we hope you find these tips helpful!

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