Travel Time: Mom's the word

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Mother's Day is a time to think about the special women in our lives and all they do for us. And what they need to travel comfortably.

Well, maybe I'm the one thinking about that last part.

I love to travel, but I get to do it for fun. Many moms these days can't necessarily say that. So what better place to look for thoughtful gifts for our moms? How about Magellan's Travel Supplies! You'll find lots of great items to make your mom's next trip more enjoyable!

All the items below can be found in Magellan's latest catalog, or on their website, You can also call them at 800-962-4943. Tell them you saw it on Good Morning Arizona!

Kick Back IPod Touch Stand
IF156 - $29.85
A great hands-free way to enjoy your iPod!

Travel Postcard Strap
LA142 - $21.85
These are a great way to make your bag stand out on the baggage claim! You can even get them personalized!

Go Lite Travel Tote
LB985 - $70.00
Lightweight, lots of pockets - what's not to love?

USB Spotlight
EL105 - $9.85
Love this - plug it into the USB port on your laptop and you can work away on your next flight!

Laptop Accessories Kit
CA102 - $39.85
Lots of thoughtful goodies in here! Comes in handy for hotel rooms.

P-Flip Power Play Dock
EL112 - $64.00
I can't wait to take this with me on my next trip! Long life on the batteries with a built in stand!

Silk Airplane Blanket
IF545 - $39.85
This is so lightweight and comes in really pretty colors!

Go Travel First Aid Kit
KF105 - $12.85
Throw this in your purse or carry on - all kinds of great little items in here!

Dual Voltage Mini Curling Iron
EP113 - $19.85
Perfect in a pinch! Small enough to keep in your purse and light enough to toss in your carry on!

Dual Voltage Mini Straightening Iron
EP111 - $24.85
Another handy hair item!

And if you're still looking for good gift ideas - check out the specials below and give the gift of travel!

Some really nice all-inclusives are offering great rates right on into the summer travel season!

The packages below include round trip air from Phoenix, six nights all-inclusive accommodation as noted (all meals and beverages - including alcohol - and non-motorized water sports) and airport transfers. Your tips are included, too!

These rates are per person, based on two people sharing a room, and are based on mid-week travel in the months of June and July. Weekends are also available, but at a higher rate.

Royal Solaris Cancun
From $1099.00 per person, double occupancy!
Fun and comfortable hotel right on the beach!

Barcelo Maya Beach Resort
From $1159.00 per person, double occupancy!
One of the most beautiful beaches in the Riviera Maya!

RIU Cancun
From $1249.00 per person, double occupancy!
A terrific hotel, right in the heart of the Hotel Zone action - and you'll get an Ocean View room, too!

RIU Palace Mexico
From $1279.00 per person, double occupancy!
One of my favorite hotels in the beautiful Playacar Resort area! Junior Suite accommodations and lots of amenities are waiting for you here!

Looking for a great rate for this beautiful island - and a view to boot? Check out the specials below:

Aston Kauai Beach Makaiwa
Ocean View Room
From $959.00 per person, double occupancy!
Right on a pretty stretch of beach and handy to shopping and restaurants!

Outrigger Lae Nani
1-bedroom Ocean View
From $1099.00 per person, double occupancy!
Pretty beachfront condos at a great rate!

The rates include round trip air from Phoenix, six nights accommodation as noted and a rental car. They are per person, based on two people sharing. Midweek travel offers the best rates, but weekends are also available.


October 9 - October 18


From $1999.00 per person, double occupancy!




Last call for these special rates!




Most cruise lines are raising rates for their popular itineraries and Royal Caribbean is no different. I can only hold my few remaining cabins for another two weeks at these fantastic rates!




Thanks to those who have already held space on this wonderful trip, I have only one Inside Stateroom and three Balcony Staterooms left in my group! The rate includes round trip air from Phoenix, all airport/pier/hotel transfers and a post-cruise stay in beautiful Barcelona.




We depart Phoenix on October 9 for Barcelona, where we'll sail October 10 on Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas - ice-skating at sea, anyone? Our fantastic itinerary includes stops in some of the most beautiful ports in the Mediterranean. Check out the itinerary:


Oct. 10 -- Barcelona, Spain -- Depart: 7 p.m.


Oct. 11 -- Cruising


Oct. 12 -- Naples, Capri, Italy -- Arrive: 7 a.m.; Depart: 7 p.m. (Docked)


Oct. 13 -- Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy -- Arrive: 7 a.m.; Depart: 7 p.m. (Docked)


Oct. 14 -- Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy -- Arrive: 7 a.m.; Depart: 7 p.m. (Docked)


Oct. 15 -- Villefranche (Nice), France -- Arrive: 7 a.m.; Depart: 7 p.m. (Tendered)


Oct. 16 -- Provence (Toulon), France -- Arrive: 7 a.m.; Depart: 5 p.m. (Docked)


Oct. 17 -- Barcelona, Spain -- Arrive: 6 a.m




This cruise vacation offers incredible value - all your meals are included! - and you'll unpack one time to see parts of three beautiful countries! For more information on this trip, you can also visit my agency site:


I hope you come with us!

And to my mom, and favorite traveling companion, Happy Mother's Day!

Across town or around the globe, we're planning your next vacation at TravelationOnline! Give us a call at 602-252-1140, or if you're outside the Metro Phoenix area, call toll-free at 888-751-2032. You can also reach me directly via e-mail at I look forward to hearing from you!