Here’s this week’s travel tip. When you are booking your airline reservation, write down the airline’s 800 number and keep it with your trip info. That way you will have it for reference in case you should need it. Making a quick call sure beats standing in line to inquire about a cancelled or changed flight.

Hanging around under chili peppers is a hot place to be. These flip flops spent a week in Arizona and Nevada decided some R&R in the shade was what they needed. If you are traveling in the heat here is this week’s travel tip:

When it’s hot, hot, hot!
Sightsee in early morning or late afternoon.
Don’t exercise or work in the heat of the day.
Wear loose-fitting, light coloured cottons and avoid synthetics.
Safeguard yourself from UVB and UVA rays with high-protection factor sunscreens, sun glasses and wide rim hats.
Take frequent cool but not icy showers.
Drink at least 10 liters of water daily. Light colored urine indicates that you are well hydrated. Carry bottled water with you if necessary.
Remember that coffee and alcohol tend to dehydrate.

More on the travels and escapes of the flip flops to come. Stay tuned.

Thanks to my daughter-in-law, Jackie, I now am the proud owner of a travel blog. Travel tips, ideas, photos, and good deals will be posted twice a week. Or at least that’s the goal. This is the latest trip…Zion National Park.
Tip of the week: When traveling through areas with immense awesome scenery…drive a convertible. No window, door post, or roof gets in the way of your views.