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My mother-in-law Sharyn Mandel was a fierce and fiery force in this world. A passionate educator, her life's purpose was teaching. She had a particular interest in developing the minds of young girls, and fostering their independent spirits. Upon her passing, we discovered that she intended for us to make her often-talked-about dream of founding a school in a developing country a reality.
Experienced air travellers know all the tricks and tips to secure the best seats on the plane. Now, I'm not talking about paying thousands of extra dollars for business or first class seats - anyone with a bit of money can do that -- but more how to score the best in the economy section, at little or no extra cost.
Along the way, Travelzoo's Deal Experts have racked up our favourite travel essentials: that one thing that we wouldn't leave home without. The type of necessity we buy doubles of so we can keep them in our carry-ons and never have to worry about while away. With checked bag fees in the $25-$35 range, here's a list of some of our must-haves using up precious carry-on space. What's your travel essential?
Travel, of course, is about the joy of discovery. Vacation, though, is best spent re-discovering. I was reminded of that fact this week when I returned to New York, where I lived for 10 years. When you travel to places for the first time your time is often spent running from one tourist spot to the next, taking tours, and exercising your brain. Sometimes, however, you just want to feel the comfort that only comes when you know a place well.