The small package appeared mysteriously under the Christmas tree. It’s gift-wrapped differently than the other presents, and it’s topped with a velvet red bow tied by hand with a tiny tag. The message reads: Open me first! You can’t believe your eyes- Two tickets to paradise! You’re going on American Airlines for a Barbados Tropical Christmas!
Christmas in Japan? Absolutely! Some of these may totally surprise you, but we want to share several great reasons why this trip could be your new holiday tradition!
What makes it so special? Christmas in Japan has been evolving over the past years to include more and more of Western holiday customs, yet is able to still maintain their own culture throughout the season.
We all want to find that perfect gift for the loved ones during the holidays. Here are the top ten essentials to delight the cruise lovers on your list!
I love Turkey Talk and Trivia! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year – and we celebrate big at our house. Thankfully, an entire day dedicated to eating and family time make the perfect holiday. In our home, we start the day with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, then gather around the table to roll out lots of sausage cheese balls, a family tradition. Then, we enjoy a casual lunch of the best ham and Swiss sliders, while continuing to prep for dinner. Everyone gathers in the kitchen to help – and I love the big family chaos that ensues.
In the world of travel, preparation is key. We all know the basics: passport, tickets, and a well-packed suitcase. But, our most recent list (based on our readers’ recommendations after our first few posts here, here and here) includes little-known travel essentials that can elevate your journey to new heights. These hidden gems might change the way you embark on your adventures. So, fasten your seatbelts, fellow travelers, because we’re unveiling a curated selection of travel essentials you never knew you needed, each designed to make your journey smoother, more enjoyable, and memorable. Whether you’re a seasoned globetrotter or planning your first big trip, these items are here to ensure that every moment of your travel adventure counts.
Recently, we published two posts reviewing travel essentials, which were centered around technology and packing. I asked many of you what we were missing from our lists, and the results were impressive. Some of these items, I also use when traveling, but some were totally new to me, and great to discover. We thought it would be fun to share these “uncommon” items with you, way beyond the basics. We received so many recommendations, that we have divided them into two posts. This article covers unusual items that you might use in an airport or hotel/rental.
I love to travel and have a lifetime goal of visiting at least 100 countries. I’m well on my way, but I’ve learned that having the right products can make all the difference in creating a smooth and enjoyable journey.
Our focus today lies on the “Techie” side of travel, catering to the tech-savvy traveler within you. The recommendations below encompass a wide range of state-of-the-art electronics and ingenious gadgets curated to make your coastal travels more convenient. And the timing is perfect with Amazon Prime Day.- which starts tomorrow. There are some amazing deals offered, so now is the perfect opportunity to elevate your travel game with deep discounts.
Are you one of those people who opens and sniffs all the candles while standing in line to check out? I am.
There are some pleasant smells, but none just exactly “it.” I put them back, disappointed.
I want to walk into my home and be immediately welcomed by a beautiful scent – something fragrant, yet clean. I want to be greeted by the scent of being stretched out on an island somewhere, anywhere. Is this too much to ask? You know the scent. There’s a little floral sweetness to it, and maybe orange? Coconut? Definitely some sea.
Well, I found it and I’m happy to share. You can thank me later.
Are you wondering why we named our blog “Uncommonly Coastal”?
The word “uncommonly” refers to something which is not frequently encountered or seen. It describes things that are atypical or unusual, in comparison to what is generally expected or observed.
Dream with me for a minute.
Picture yourself on a pristine coastal beach, where the sand caresses your toes, the ocean breeze whispers through your hair, and the rhythmic sounds of the crashing waves lull you into a state of bliss. Ahhh…
As you walk along the shoreline, with the warmth of the sun and the scent of the salty air, all your cares and burdens gently melt away. Then, when the sun begins its descent, painting the sky with hues of pink and orange, you realize there is nowhere else you would rather be.