Happy Friday everyone! This has been quite the week of weather here in Qatar. We had three days of rain! I don’t think I have seen three days in a row of rain here. The first two days were just light rain and drizzle, but the third day included lightning and thunder. In Dubai and Abu Dhabi, it was much worse, and they had very strong dangerous wind. The schools were closed, and many buildings sustained damage. I am so glad we just got the rain.
Travel & Leisure’s Best Travel Products of 2015 – I realize I am a bit late in discovering this article, but there are some great products on this list. My favorites are the AMPL SmartBag, which can charge seven of your devices at once, and the Compress Towels, which would be perfect for freshening up on a long haul flight.
In-room smart tech continues to evolve at hotels – Hotels are continuing to upgrade your ability to control your room features, such as keyless entry and room temperature. One hotel chain is also using robot butlers!
HotelsCombined – This site allows your to search several hotel booking sites at once, which I love! Never again will you have to search several hotel sites to find the best deal. Not only do they find prices on discount sites, but it also searches the hotel website directly. I don’t know of another site that does that. You can still see reviews and pictures just like on other sites. I can’t wait to try it when I book my hotel for Slovenia.
A New Way to Roll a T-shirt for Travel – I discovered this video before I went to Egypt and put it to use on the trip. I am sure it saved me some room, but best of all the t-shirts stayed rolled up nicely and didn’t unroll during the trip.
Skyscanner’s 15 Best Ever Packing Tips More great packing tips. I have brought dryer sheets in my suitcase to keep things fresh, and the added benefit is that you can use them if you have static issues upon arrival. This is especially useful for business trips when you might be packing more delicate fabrics. Do you have any packing tips to share with us? Share in the comments.
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You Can Move Mountains! The Abu Simbel Temples – Two temples built by Ramses the Great, were moved to save them from being submerged in Lake Nasser.
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