Travel November 2013

Destinations, product picks and getaway tips.

Jesse Berberich

The Best Trips

Lonely Planet, a leading guide book publisher, is excited and proud to announce its new interactive and dynamic e-book series, Best Trips! Available via, the Inkling app for the iPad and iPhone, the Best Trips series offers inspiration and practical information for travelers who want to have a richer experience at any visited locale. Each book contains interactive maps, weather forecasts, insider information, and fun detours ó all of which are easily accessible on the road! Intuitive, modern, and trustworthy, these living travel guides set the new standard for what travel books should be.

An Empowering Getaway

Llama Expeditions recommends the hiking of Peruís Inca Trail as a fantastically fun and engaging alternative for women who may want to look beyond spas and yoga for their holiday getaways. To offer an extra incentive, Llama Expeditions is offering a discount for any female travelers who book by December 31, 2013, for travels in 2013 or 2014. For more information, trek to

Worry-Free Wandering

When traveling with a baby, you may want to consider Itti Bittiís Luxury Minkee Wetbags and matching changing mats to store dirty diapers. Made from waterproof, laminated minkee and available in all the colors of the rainbow, the bags hold up to four diapers and are easily washed. The changing mats are made of soft bamboo velour for your young oneís comfort. Generous in size and essential for odor-free traveling, the mats and bags may be found at

Beautiful Additions

The Inn at Willow Grove, a 37-acre plantation in Virginia Wine Country, is expanding with three, new, luxurious suites. The Overlook Suites range from 400 to 800 square feet and boast a prominent position at the top of the plantation, overlooking the social hub of the property, the Manor House. The new suites continue the legacy of providing the best in accommodations, such as king-size beds and serene porches, which even extends to pets who enjoy a special room service menu and bed! Visit for more information and reservations.

Waterproof Storage

Youíll have one less thing to worry about on rainy days with the Waterproof SPIbelt! Available in a variety of colors to coordinate with any outfit, the belt and its sturdy plastic inner-liner can hold many of your personal belongings. Protect cash, credit cards, phones, and more from the elements. Sleek and secure, the Waterproof SPIbelt is ideal for travel, fitness, and so much more. Log onto at to get your SPIbelt and get out there today.

This column appeared in the November 2013 issue.