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Jeanine Barone
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Independent journalist, screenwriter, designer, inventor and entrepreneur
Independent journalist, screenwriter, designer, inventor and entrepreneur

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Gear Review: Tiny Convertible Backpack
Unlike most people, I didn't immediately jump on the Fjallraven bandwagon. Fjallraven is a Finland-based manufacturer of sturdy gear that now has a loyal following, including customers who would never set foot on a hiking trail or a ski slope. Nonetheless, ...
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Avoiding Extras on Budget Flights
A budget airline may sound like a great deal, until the extras pile up, whether it's the pricy food options or the minimal free carry-on baggage allowances. I get around all of these add-ons by doing the following: 1- I bring my own healthy snacks, such as ...
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Gear Review: Micro-Sized Toiletries
How much space in your luggage do your toiletries take up? I traveled with someone recently who had full size bottles of shampoo, body wash and conditioner, despite the fact that I told her to take travel sizes because we would be carrying everything on our...
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Enjoy A Flower-Centric Menu in Bangkok
Anyone who has a love affair with flowers and gardens as I do will want to visit a new restaurant dedicated to edible flowers. Midnight Moon recently opened in Bangkok on the property of the Museum of Floral Culture. The latter museum is ringed by a stunnin...
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Gear Review: Performance Socks
For many travelers, socks are very much an afterthought. But, since many of my journeys involve biking, jogging, hiking or Nordic skiing, socks are a key item that make the difference between a pleasant trek and one laden with misery. Wearing socks with sea...
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Gear Review: Slick Looking but Non-Slip Water Worthy Shoes
When I do a restaurant review, I’ve found that even top-tier restaurants often fail on the desserts. Everything from appetizers to entrees are creatively prepared with surprising flavors and textures, but the desserts almost always revolve around the tried ...
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Chattanooga, Tennessee in Pictures
Say "Chattanooga" and the first thing most people think of is Chou Chou. Not me. I think contemporary art, beyond the Hunter Museum of American Art. Two sculpture gardens: one in the Bluff View Art District and the other is a short bike ride away: Sculptur...
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More Travel Health Myths
When I travel, I’m often shocked by the myriad old wives tales, myths and down-home health advice that persist, even among some of the savviest people. On one of my recent trips, when I sat down to lunch with my guide, I was a little surprised to see him or...
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Gear Review: Lightweight + Organic Cotton Tunic
When I pack for a trip, I want clothes that are lightweight, perform well and look good. Anything to do with sustainability would be a bonus. So I’m happy to have just discovered Aventura Clothing http://www.aventuraclothing.com/ . Their ethic is revolves a...
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How to Choose a Biking/Hiking/Walking Tour
Who wants an unexpected and unpleasant surprise on a biking, hiking or walking tour? I’ve signed up on numerous active adventures, some solo, others with a friend, and sometimes with a group and a guide. But, on any of these, untoward things can occur, incl...
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