K - I agree Lipton is terrible and that is all they seem to have in Latin America. I like Twinnings Irish, English & Orange Pek tea and also Barry's, PG tips and suprisingly Bromleys from the local Shop rite supermarket. Trader Joe's also makes a good Irish and British tea. Neve rtried the red or white teas - will have to give them a try!
Not much of an alcohol drinker so no suggestions on that front ;-)
I love all of your ideas. I never thought about bringing wine TO our destination. I thought we might do this for the Galapagos. Might think about carrying a bottle on the boat. (hopefully it is allowed!)
Just waiting for my tiny travel items to arrive in the mail for our Nicaragua trip ;-)
We arranged our transfer to one safari lodge that didn't include alcohol (despite the $$/nt) in advance. The driver took us to a local shopping center, so we loaded up a divided wine bag to bring to the lodge. Some countries have such high duty taxes, it just makes sense. Sadly, duty free shops are hardly what they used to be--everyhting is very high end and still overpriced.
Originally Posted by bonniejoy03
But, we digress, as is often the case in the Lounge when we get excited about travel ideas! Too bad--we all learn even if we morph a thread!
Got We Got It
Originally Posted by kyshel
We frequently take along a bottle or two of our favorite wine (even to wine growing areas) for a special dinner or maybe just to enjoy on a terrace or patio. This is the system we use to transit the cargo in our checked luggage:
http://Bottle Armor | SkyMall
We also browse in Duty Free when available on our return. If we find something of interest (got a great deal on Tequila in BZE the other day), then we use this to repack for our carry-on once we are aboard the plane.
So far, the product has not failed us!