Dealing with Travel Nightmares

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While you can easily plan a trip to an unknown getaway or create an ultimate “To-Do” list to avoid any stress or mishaps before your vacation, as the saying goes: expect the unexpected. Too many times we’ve heard of passengers losing baggage, feeling ill or even missing a flight! So how can you avoid travel nightmares? Well often times, you just can’t…but you can figure out your way around a disastrous situation. Take note below and hope that you’ll never have to be in these situations.

Missing Your Flight

This mishap will definitely delay your trip and cause distress, especially when you assume that the airline representatives will fix this situation pronto! If you are late for your flight, be prepared to pay extra for a new seat. Seats are reserved ahead of time, so you may have to be on stand-by for the next flight.

Losing Your Wallet

Without it, we feel hopeless. Our wallet has the most vital information of ourselves so the first thing you should do is contact your credit card and bank companies. You should found out where and how you can retrieve funds if needed.

Getting Lost

The point of traveling is to explore new areas but be aware of your surroundings. Research before your trip to find areas of interest nearby. You should also know the name of the hotel you are staying at and the address. If possible, travel in groups, but if you happen to stray on your own, make sure you have contact information of taxi companies, friends/family nearby or contact information of the hotel you are staying at.

What other travel nightmares can you think of and what are some ways to deal with them?

 

mini kittour® Travel Supply Sets

Not sure if you knew, but we’ve introduced a series of traveler sets that come with all the travel-size bottles and jars you will need! They are TSA-Approved and Leak-Proof and make great additions to further customize your existing mini kittour® bag or just to keep as extra.They also make the perfect travel-friendly gifts for those that plan yearly getaways.

Three-Piece Travel Set 

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Four-Piece Jet Setter Set

four piece Jet Setter set

Four -Piece Premier Set

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Four-Piece Luxe Travel Set

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Eight-Piece Deluxe Travel Set

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Visit our web site to purchase any of these items or you can also purchase them separately.

Destination: Chicago

chicagoSo we’re thinking about pizza obviously, when Chicago comes to mind. Famous for their deep-dish pizza which often is tested against battles with a New York style pizza, the “Windy City” as they call it is home to much more than slices of delicious cheesy masterpieces.

Chicago is located in the state of Illinois and has become the third most populated city in the United States with an estimated 9.8 million people, according to Wikipedia.com. The city is divided into four main areas: Downtown, the North Side, the South Side, and the West Side, all of which are represented on the city flag (one red star for each region).

chicago flag

While many visit Chicago for entertainment, it does hold a number of places worth checking out! Chicago is home to Lincoln Park, one of the world’s last FREE zoos and it is also home to the world’s largest FREE outdoor food festival – The Taste of Chicago.

So let’s go back to where this all started: pizza. A Chicago-style pizza has a crust that is up to three inches tall at the edge and includes loads of cheese and chunky tomato sauce. It is also baked in a round, steel pan that is more similar to a cake or pie pan than a typical pizza pan, often times referring to a pizza as a pie instead as it is also stuffed with yummy ingredients.

chicago style pizza

Introducing: On-the-Go! Beauty Travel Clutch (Limited Edition)

Available May 1st!

Available May 1st!

We have managed to, yet again, turn plain travel supplies into must-have chic accessories. Introducing our On-the-Go! Beauty Travel Clutch – an animated zippered bag that holds necessary refillables keeping you beautiful from the inside out. The clutch comes with our four-well pill case, makeup brushes, an empty jar and empty bottles to store and carry your most coveted beauty and skin care needs.

The mini kittour® On-the-Go! Beauty Travel Clutch allows you to primp before, during or after your flight. Our leak-proof travel refillables allow you to carry your makeup routine to any destination. This nine-piece beauty travel set includes:

  • 4 custom bottles with spray, pump and flip-top caps
  • 1 medium jar
  • 1 vitamin case
  • 3 makeup brushes (powder, shadow, angled liner)

 

Along with must-have travel refillables, the zippered clutch is conveniently made with a ribbon handle to easily carry and access while traveling, and it is stylishly decorated with airplane icons to distinguish from any other toiletry bag when packing.

On the Go Collage

This is a LIMITED EDITION travel set – to reserve a kit and get one shipped before the launch date, contact us today!

Destination Spotlight: Ireland

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to embrace nature a little more, then let us introduce you to Ireland – where there are more mobile phones than there are people! The “Emerald Isle” has always been known as a land full of myths and legends from leprechauns to fairies and is also home to the infamous black beer, Guinness. But aside all the myths and perks, Ireland offers scenic views and cultural abundance.

Ireland vacations

Ireland is actually a European island comprised of low-lying mountains, plains and a lush vegetation. Some of the most visited sites in Ireland include the Bunratty Castle and the Rock of Cashel.

The Bunratty Castle is famous for its medieval banquets and tourists are entertained by the “Bunratty Castle Entertainers” who perform throughout.

ireland places to visit

The Rock of Cashel is another historic site filled with history and some mythology. According to tales, the Rock of Cashel originated in the Devil’s Bit – a mountain a few miles away from Cashel – when St. Patrick banished Satan himself from a cave! But in the eyes of a tourist, it is just another astonishing looking castle:

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And if its lavish landscape wasn’t appealing enough, Ireland will be celebrating The Gathering Ireland 2013 – a year long celebration of Ireland and its people. According to Yahoo.com, there are more than 70 million people around the world claiming Irish descent. No matter what seaason you decide to head out for a vacation, Ireland will be welcoming travelers with on-going festivals, concerts, clan gatherings and special sporting events.

Musings on the New Year

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As 2012 comes to end, we look back at all the adventures we have encountered. From visiting one of the most luxurious trade shows in the world (Luxe Pack Monaco) to expanding mini kittour® in Australia, we have so much to be thankful for and look forward to in the coming year.

Having an adventure is not just about jet setting in an airplane; it comes from what you gain spiritually, emotionally or personally in any life experience. Although mini kittour® was derived from the need to stay organized while still looking chic, it is the circumstances that direct us to use our travel accessories: holiday travels, well earned vacation getaways, get-togethers with loved ones, exploring a new culture or sealing a deal during overseas business meetings. These are all milestones in our life that will allow us to truly appreciate a trip regardless of the hassles of checking in, the stress of delayed/cancelled flights or the frustration over lost or damaged baggage.

The MK Team wishes you a cheerful New Year’s Day and a toast to new adventures in 2013!