By Charyn Pfeuffer

As a frequent solo diner, I really don't know what to make of recent news of Hong Kong's newest eatery, Moomin Café. You see, the café, which serves Nordic food, has gone out of its way to cater to solo diners. Such a service propensity could be a positive thing. (I cannot tell you how much abhorrent service I've received as solo diner, but have never had a problem with the "table for one" dynamic.) Except Moomin Café strives to save diners from "the awkward perils of solo dining" by providing stuffed dining companions - white hippo-like creatures popular in Finnish stores.

Top Travel Books

By Charyn Pfeuffer

I'm a big believer in giving books as gifts. There is something to be learned from everyone and storytelling is one way to teach and spark emotion. If you're looking for a thrifty with a whole lot of inspirational impact, check out this list of travel books. They are among my favorites, the titles I return to over and over again for comfort, insight and encouragement. All of these books can be found Amazon.com.

 

Festival of Sleep Day

By Charyn Pfeuffer

January 3 is Festival of Sleep Day. If you're like me, you put a heavy premium on a good night's sleep. Sleep makes you feel better, but beyond banishing under-eye circles, it's part of a healthy lifestyle. When you sleep, your brain recharges, your cells repair themselves and your body releases important hormones.

Getting sleep when traveling can be a bit more challenging. Long hours on the road and jetlag can interfere with quality ZZZs. Here are 10 tips from women on the go:

By Charyn Pfeuffer

TSA had a super busy year in 2013, screening 638,705,790 passengers - that's more than 1,700,000 per day. You may think they're after your water bottles, but truth is there are far bigger threats they're looking out for. Make life easier for yourself, fellow passengers and airport personnel by being mindful of the TSA's Prohibited Items list. False alarms and additional screenings can lead to closed checkpoints and terminals or delays. When you get to the TSA checkpoint, ditch the bottled water and double-check your pockets. If you've packed liquids in excess of 3 oz., don't throw a fit. Yes, I've seen grown women shed tears over seized beauty products. Oh, and once you're cleared, be sure to check around for your belongings. This year, travelers have left behind more 12,500 personal objects, including belts, cellphones, keys, sunglasses, driver's licenses and nearly 600 laptops.

By Charyn Pfeuffer

Looking for a gift for your favorite jetsetter this holiday season? Check out this list of gifts perfect for the wanderlusters in your life. Best part? Each of this gifts costly roughly $50 or less. 

By Charyn Pfeuffer

Would you be more inclined to take a taxi if it promised a female driver? After a few too-creepy cab rides with questions like, "Do you have a boyfriend?" the idea of a ladies-only ride seems awfully appealing.

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