Cheap ways to fly, stay cool and clean up
Dear Mary: I have discovered a website, Skiplagged. com (also a companion smartphone app) for finding super cheap airfares. I have comparison shopped but have found nothing cheaper, and I fly a lot. The secret: oneway flights. Often you are skipping the second leg and your destination is actually the stopover city. — Kasey
Dear Kasey: Great find. I just spent a little time comparing prices trips I have taken recently and also trips I have booked and I’m amazed. This site really delivers.
Dear Mary: I live in Florida where summer is HOT! To add to the issue, I have low blood pressure and if I get too warm I get very sick, faint and nauseous. So I’m always looking for something to help me stay cool. Way 2 Cool is brand of lightweight, evaporative cooling towels. I just soak mine in cool water, wring it out and place it around my neck to cool off quickly. It has no chemicals and can be used over and again. Just re-wet it. My cooling towel is easy to pack, too. Perfect for anyone who wants to stay cool while being active. Comes in a lot of colors, too. — Laura
Dear Laura: When I got your message, I wasted no time getting one of these cooling clothes so I could check it out. You are so right on this. It works just as you say — and nearly instantly!
Dear Mary: I cannot do without my Trader Joe’s Super Amazing Reusable Kitchen Cloths . They wring tight and are wonderful for wiping out the water spots in the sink. They go right into the washer, dryer and then back to work. When they get a hole, they go into the rag box and do wonders all around the house. — Eileen
Dear Eileen: I am on my way to California in the morning, and you can be sure Trader Joe’s (many locations there, not so many here in Colorado) is on my list. I can’t wait to try these super amazing cloths. I’m already sold on these super amazing cloths, given your sterling review.