October 9, 2013


Dear readers, this week *U* IS FOR *U*NUSUAL TRAVEL IDEAS  ...

Fancy any of these on your travels? Whether for a desert island or beach holiday (eg on the Costa del Sol, Spain, above) or city travel below:



New York:


A slanket:

Face refresher post-travel: help!
Sauna anyone?
Feel like a nap?
Or a Mosquito mesh:

Convertible dress, anyone?

Or these? Err ...
Or duvet suits:

Or a face-kini -ugh
Or a washing machine?


And, finally, thank you to all my dear readers who visited or commented.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nora and Lola,

Lots of great travel destinations you have shared.
How neat is the the sauna and slanket - would be great to have.
Hope all is well with you and you are enjoying the week

Holly Loves Art said...

Hello hello!!!! It's been such a long time! Happy to visit your blog and see pretty Lola! I love traveling. Haven't done much this year but did get to take a wonderful trip to Minneapolis. It was beautiful! I hope you're having a wonderful day.
Holly & Phoebe

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

my favorite travel gear is my truck! i love just filling it full of wine and food before i head home from wherever i've been...

Scudds Harrison said...

Hello Nora! This is a fun post. Lots of fun travel ideas! I might go for a face-kini! lol

Hugs to you both xoxo

lissa said...

a clean hotel room and good service - that's my travel essential. though, a good meal would be nice as I probably won't like the food.

have a great day.

Anonymous said...

All romantic and classical place to travel ~ great photos ~ carol ^_^

Jeanne Pursell said...

Our absolute favorite is our RV! Love both the beach and the mountains!! Hope all is well with you two! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I love all kinds of travel!!

Monica said...

The face-kini! LOL

I'd LOVE to take a trip to London.

Anonymous said...

With all the animals on the farm, I don't get to travel much. I'm not sure I'd pack any of those items though.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I dunno, those feet shoe things look mighty comfy! A fan-jacket could come in handy, but I don't want to go anywhere where I'd have to use mosquito netting!
I've been to New York and London, and took a tram from one airport to another in Paris, but I'd love to go to Sydney!!

Sue said...


I have to admit that I don't travel without my own pillow. I'm addicted to it, or rather, my neck is.


Pam said...

Wow -I've been to all those places and just realized how lucky I've been to do that while I was able. How did I manage without the sauna, slinky, face gear and convertible dress I wonder! Washing and drying travel clothes was always a problem -can see now how to solve that problem! Fun post for the letter 'U'.

Erika said...

Being hopelessly practical, I'd probably go the mosquito net, although I'd want a full body suit (no idea how that would work). I'm allergic, and all sorts of nasty diseases are creeping south in Australia.

I did see some of Wallander (and enjoyed), but not The Killing. And Downtown Abbey has totally passed me by. Going back to Miss Phrynne... http://glamourdrops.com/2013/10/05/decadent-fashion-interiors-from-1929-the-glorious-miss-fishers-murder-mysteries/

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

My dream destination is Paris & Provence! The lights of Paris... the old world essence of Provence... what a great combo. Someday, someday. (I'll definitely skip the tomato fight in Spain though, LOL)

I'll take champagne in Paris instead!

Blessings, Edie Marie

Kalantikan said...

Wow how great if i can follow those leads, and you have wonderful photos. Are they all yours? I envy your travels. and thanks.

Judie said...

My travel essentials are sunscream, a towel, my beach chair, my hat, and a good book. Then I travel 15 minutes to the beach. Oops! have to run back! I forgot my bottle of water!!

Betty Manousos said...

your sunset shots are just perfect!
i'm totally addicted to travel.

i thoroughly enjoyed your post. and loved your blog!

wish you a great day~

Jenny said...

These are some very unusual items...

Some of the ideas people come up with are unbelievable!

Unique post for the letter "U!

Thanks for linking.


Annesphamily said...

I need a vacation at one of these terrific destinations! Love the photos here.