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Wall plugs and corresponding outlets are given different types, designated by letters, so you can understand the adaptors you might need. The standard wall outlet in the U.S. is designated Type A/B. This has two square prongs with one just a bit larger than the other. In the U.S., some plugs have an additional... Read all »
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A cheaply made flat iron can actually damage your hair and may take too long to heat up. You will need to invest in quality when purchasing a hair straightener, but how do you choose the best one for you?
If you have very frizzy hair you will want an ionic hair straightener, this tool releases negative ions which... Read all »
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England especially is rich with history and national monuments, and when you visit, you want to be sure to bring back some great souvenirs to remind you of your time there.
Typically souvenirs from England will include replicas of their national monuments, such as Big Ben or the Tower of London. A paperweight or... Read all »
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These traditional sweaters are from the Aran Islands, and they were once handmade by fishermen and sported family patterns in an Irish tradition. They were also used to identify the washed-up bodies of the drowned, or so a legend goes! They are made of natural wools and if you choose the white or... Read all »
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Many tourists who visit South America go to see the rainforests especially in Brazil, or might appreciate the temperate weather of Venezuela. If you’re planning a trip to this area anytime soon, consider some great souvenirs you might purchase during your holiday.
Coffee and chocolate are two very big exports... Read all »
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There are restrictions on what you can bring back from other countries but there are safe and acceptable choices that you can pack and enjoy some time later, after you’ve arrived back home.
Olive oil is a favorite treat from Mediterranean countries like Italy and Greece. Typically you... Read all »
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They also offer some very unique souvenirs for you to take back home as reminders of your vacation. If you’re heading off to any of these countries, consider some typical souvenirs you might pick up on your trip.
Russian dolls are a great tradition from Eastern Europe. These are nesting dolls where a small wood... Read all »
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You don’t need to break the bank to bring home some amazing souvenirs to remind you of your beach vacation, but some choice pieces can be just what you need to remember your time in the sun.
Small seashells are the best option for bringing home the beach, and for those on a budget. You can display these in a... Read all »
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Silk is very popular in Asian countries and you can find many silk items that are perfect for a souvenir. You might indulge in his-and-her kimonos during your trip to Japan or bring back some silk handbags for yourself or someone else. Silk scarves are also a favorite choice from Asia and they are both functional... Read all »
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France is known for their food, and you can typically bring some home within legal limits. Meat, cheese, and produce are usually off-limits for traveling, but you might consider some lovely wines from France as theirs is the best in the world. Flavored olive oils can also be a great choice, and you might be able to... Read all »
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Your tents are the first consideration. You want one for the adults and one for the kids, and possibly separate tents for boys and girls. Be sure you invest in a durable, waterproof model that is easy to put up and easy to take down. Many camping trips have been ruined because of struggles with tents or ones that... Read all »
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For a beach holiday, you need new bathing suits, lots of sunscreen, and perhaps some chairs and a beach umbrella. The kids will appreciate beach toys and a nice cooler you can use for bringing food and snacks is also essential. If you’re a serious beach lover, consider a beach tent or cabana you can use on all... Read all »