Travel Essentials’ Travel Newsletter

Travel Essentials publishes a newsletter several times a year that includes first-hand travel stories from travelers young and old, information on new and exciting products, and travel tips for vacationers, sightseers and wanderers of every budget and destination.

We keep all of our newsletters here for you to peruse, so please browse through our archives and read about travel adventures from years past. Note: clicking these links will open the newsletter in a separate window (or tab) as a PDF. Happy Travels!




Summer 2017


• A Temple Stay in Koyosan
• New Innovations in Travel Products - Ready for Adventure!
• Somebody Get Me a Doctor
• Walking the Alleys and Backstreets of Japan
• Life Begins When You're in Mexico

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Back Issues

Winter 2016
• Rollin' On the River - Cycling Across Jordan • Holiday Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life • Staying Safe - How Bob Keeps His Valuables (Other than Nancy) Protected • You Can Never Break Me • Walk a Mile in My Shoes - A Thai Massage
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Summer 2016
• Not All Who Wander Are Lost - A Trip to New Zealand • Charge It!!! ~ The Best Travel Perks from Credit Cards • Travel Smart & Look Great With These Top Products of 2016 • Bowling for Dollars (or Beers)
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Winter 2015
• The Mississippi Delta - Shining Like a National Guitar • E.T. Phone Home - Using My Cell Phone Abroad • Johnny Wants a Pair of Skates, Suzy Wants a Sled • Travel Smarter with A Few Travel Secrets • We Will Be Oh So Gay - Eat Fried Chicken Every Day
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Summer 2015
• Team Phun! Rules Rajasthan - A Boy’s Trip Through India • Breezing Through TSA Security• New Travel Products to Make Any Traveler’s Life Easier • Ode to Pramod - On the Roads of Rajasthan • Walking the Streets of New York City
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Winter 2014
• The Beauty of Bali -- Exotic & Enchanting • 20 Years of Travel Essentials• A Carry-on is a Carry-on is a Carry-on • New Orleans: Beyond Bourbon St. • Renting a Car the Easy Way
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Summer 2014
• A Tale of Two Countries - Visiting St. Martin/St. Maarten • A Home Away From Home• Great New Products & Holiday Gift Ideas • The Best Gear for Summer (and other!) Travels • My Fascination with the Foreign Pharmacy
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Winter 2013
• Walking the Old and New Streets of Shanghai • The Ins and Outs of Using Frequent Flyer Miles • Great Travel Gifts for All! • Buying Eyeglasses in Shanghai • The Facts about RFID
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Summer 2013
• The Red Tree House -- A Heavenly Oasis in Mexico City • Traveling Safe and Smart • New Travel Gear Sure to Make Your Next Journey a Snap • Waterproofing Your iPhone • Road Trippin' • Vacationing in a Castle
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Winter 2012
• When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie• Booking a Hotel in Europe • Our Top Travel Products for 2013 and Beyond • Wash and Go Underwear • Hiking the Cinque Terre • Hawaii's Volcanos and Craters
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Spring 2012
• Europe Through the Eyes of a Really Cute Teenager • Carry-On Bags: The Truth • A Spotlight on New and Innovative Travel Products • European Rail or Rental Car? • A Trip to San Diego • Travel News and Tips
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Winter 2011
Tapas, Cava, and More Cava - A Week in Barcelona • An Ode to Rick Steves • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas • All For the Love of a Good Dog • Yodeling Thru the Swiss Alps • Airline Passenger Rights • European Travel News and Tips
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Spring/Summer 2011
Chilling on Caye Caulker -- You'd Better Belize It • Driving in Europe: How to Avoid Traffic Tickets • • The Best Travel Products for Your Carry-on Luggage • Zipping Pants into Shorts • Yodeling Thru the Swiss Alps • Free Packing Workshop! • News, Advice & Tips for Travelers
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Winter 2010
Barging the Canal du Midi - Sailing in the South of France • From Dollars to Euros - Advice on Currency Exchange • Great Holiday Travel Products • Spinning Our Wheels at the Tour de France • Free Packing Workshop with Anne McAlpin! • News, Advice & Tips for Travelers
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Spring/Summer 2010
Oh We're Going to Hukilau - A Week on Kauai • Top Carry-On Friendly Products • Traveling With New Technology • Exploring Portland - The City of Roses • Free Packing Workshop with Anne McAlpin! • News, Advice & Tips for Travelers
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Winter 2009
Japan--Slurping Noodles and Exploring Kyoto • Great Gift & Gear Ideas for the Traveler• An Ode to the Japanese Toilet • Getting Away to the Oregon Coast • News, Advice & Tips for Travelers
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Spring 2009
Turkey--Experiencing Ancient Architecture & Fascinating Culture • Travel Gear to Make Your Journey Easier • How to Deal With Illness When Abroad • New York for the Whole Family • News, Advice & Tips for Travelers
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Summer 2008
Thailand--Land of Smiles & Inexpensive Dentistry • Travel Gear to Lighten Your Load • In Search of the Perfect Taco • Budget London Theater Tickets • The Many Wonders of China
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Spring 2008
Budget London Travel for the Whole Family • Eating on the Road • Hot Spring Travel Products • Budget London Theater Tickets • European Travel Tips
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Nov 2007
Paris Apartment Rental • Clearing Up Carry-on Rules • Holiday Gift Guide • Adventures in Mexican Jeep Rentals• The Real Hawaii
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July 2007
First Person - Eating My Way Through the Markets of France • Making Travel Safer and More Comfortable • Europe for the Middle Class • Educational Travel: For the Few and the Fortunate
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April 2007
Travel with the Honeymooners - Bob & Nancy enroute to Ashland • The State of European Travel • Baseball - Japanese Style • Eyewitness Travel Guides
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November 2006
Tough Luggage for Tough Travel • First Person Travel - Learning to Surf in Costa Rica • Vive La Difference - Reveling in What Makes Europe Unique • Pura Vida - The Highlands of Costa Rica • Indonesia by Bus - The Long Way
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June 2006
Fine Dining In Provence • Cruising The Jungles Of Costa Rica • Here Comes The Sun - Sun Protective Gear • Strange Advice From The Guru • Packing Light Makes For Happy Travelers • Start Snapping - Travel Essentials' 6th Annual Travel Photo Contest
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March 2006
Big In Japan: Five And A Half Days In Tokyo • A Night At The Fraundorfer • Top Travel Product Reviews • Sipping Pacifico On The Sea Of Cortez • Naked With Strangers - A Japanese Bathhouse • Travel Essentials Sponsors Children
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November 2005
Wherrrre's Johnny - Nassau, The Bahamas And The Search For Johnny Depp • Where Music Is Everything - World Sacred Music Festival, Fez, Morocco • 2nd Annual Travel Essentials' Geography And Travel Quiz • Surviving The Airport • Top Travel Products For Ease And Comfort • Pack The Travel Essentials Way - Save 70% In Weight • Travel Phoot Contest Winners Announced • The Latest Travel Credit Card Scam
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June 2005
Celebrate Our Grand Opening At Our New Location • Vietnam's Many Wonders • Fifth Annual Travel Photo Contest Just A Click Away • The Vietnamese Rules Of The Road • Especially For The European Traveler • Putting Travel Products To The Test
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February 2005
11th Anniversary Sale • Life Is Short - Eat More Chocolate • Taming The Euro - How To Travel In europe For Less $$$ • Innovative New Travel Products • The Queen Of Cambodia
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