The National Ballet of Canada left the safe confines of the city of Toronto to venture to Washington D.C. to watch our favourite ballet dancers perform Alice at the Kennedy Center. I glanced uneasily at the carry-ons, envisioning their owners' days and nights spent looking increasingly wrinkled and food-stained. It was baffling, therefore, when I spotted these same carry-on women in a different outfit for each and every event.
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?
About eight months ago I felt I needed a bit of spontaneity and adventure in my life so decided to move (temporarily...Mom!) to Spain. Despite my knowledge of delicious food, it turns out I know virtually no Spanish. If this does not surprise you, it sure as hell surprised me. I figured seven years of French immersion, one year of Italian classes, and even one year of Spanish classes would help me make some sense of what the people here are saying. My calculations were way off.