Travels: Gift Ideas

WE are delighted to announce the launch of the WE Magazine for Women Holiday Gift-Giving Guide for 2014!

Looking for a gift for the traveler or the reader in your family? How about a special gift you might not find anywhere else? Check out this amazing guide to gifts! Take a look at this link:

Inside the 2014 Edition you will find articles, and a variety of our favorite gift-giving suggestions. Please take a look at all the exceptional companies who have included their products and services in this gift guide. The following vendors and individuals are represented: 

You can save time, gas and money by doing your holiday shopping with the companies listed in the WE Magazine’s Holiday Gift-Giving Guide. There are gifts for women, men, children and families of all ages.  It is our best buyers guide yet!

That’s not all! We wanted to make this a resource you would keep and use during the 2014 holiday season so we have included interesting articles throughout. 

Some of the topics covered include: The Stuff Alternative, 10 Holiday Diet Tips, Regifting Rules, Best Holiday for One, The Animals Shall Speak, Tips on Holiday Tipping and much more! Content-rich articles to help you get through the holidays with ease, grace and as little stress as possible are a part of WE Magazine’s Holiday Gift-Giving Guide.

The other benefit of shopping via a digital catalog: no trees were harmed in putting it together. Please consider that when deciding if you need to print this issue. 

Happy Traveling…and Shopping

Travels: Airport Connections

When booking your flights and you have a connecting flight, how much time do you allow between those? 

Obviously, the amount of time you need to leave between flights depends on the airport, the airline, the weather, customs, security, and switching terminals…to name a few. 

Scheduling a safe amount of time saves you hassle and unwanted stress. But, how much time is that? Most sites tell you to leave at least 90 minutes between flights. That’s the ideal amount. 

For international flights that connect with domestic flights, you will need to leave enough time to clear customs. And, that can vary widely in airports.

Travels: Simple Tips

When traveling to a foreign country, it seems like I always have some leftover cash. If I know I’m going back to that country, I’ll save it. However, if I don’t want to remember where I put it for next time…here’s an idea.

Before you go on your trip, purchase a Starbucks coffee card. Then, before your return trip home, go to the Starbucks in the airport…there’s always at least one. Take your extra change and currency and use it to add to the value of the card. 

No leftover change…extra money on your Starbucks card.

If you don’t drink coffee, you can always use it for a gift. 

Travels: Plan Ahead Tips

If you use a packing list, you probably won’t forget important items. If you don’t use a list…at least plan ahead to remember everything you need for your upcoming trip.

Are you traveling to a country where you need an adapter for your electronics? If so, do you know which one you need? It’s best to plan this ahead of time to avoid looking for the right adapter at the last minute. No sense buying an expensive one in an airport gift shop.

Do you know the weight restrictions on your luggage…both carry on and checked? Good idea to check before you arrive at the airport.

Do you need any immunizations? If so, do you know how far in advance you should get them?

Have you broken in your new shoes?

Do you need or want a special meal on the plane? If so, have you ordered it?

Did you book your pet or house sitters?

Travels: Stags Leap District

The Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, California turns 25 this year. It was officially recognized as an American Viticulture Area (AVA) in 1989. However, cabernet sauvignon vines weren’t planted there until 1961. This area of the Valley is known for its cool breezes, clay and loam soil, and gentle hills. Wines produced here are known for their soft, rich tannins and impressive ageability.

In 1976 the 1973 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellers Cabernet Sauvignon took first place at the Judgement of Paris tasting, which propelled this AVA into fame. Ten years later another Stags Leap District wine, the 1972 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon took first place at the 10 year anniversary of the Paris tasting.

Stags Leap District is the smallest AVA by planted acreage in Napa Valley.

Travels: Language Tips

When traveling, it’s always a good idea to be polite. It doesn’t matter if you’re going wine tasting, visiting a museum in San Francisco, or shopping in Paris. After all, you’re in their territory.

Typically in Europe, and especially in Paris it’s a good idea to greet the shopkeepers when entering a shop and to thank them when you leave. Why? It’s just the polite thing to do. You also get to practice your French or Italian or wherever you are. 

In fact, practicing some simple phrases in the language of the country where you will be visiting is also a good idea. Start now by learning ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’, ‘please’, and ‘thank you’. You’ll be glad you did.