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Have Bags, Will Travel: Trips and Tales - Memoirs of an Over-Packer by [Kaye, D.G.]
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"An honest MUST-READ memoir (psst...it WILL fit in your carry-on tote or purse!) filled with solid advice for the uninitiated and nostalgia for the seasoned traveler. An endearing whirlwind jaunt with the humor, wit, and good ol' common sense we've come to expect from the fiery-haired shopaholic author, D.G. Kaye!"--Deborah A. Bowman, advanced clinical psychological hypnotherapist (ACPH), author of the Denny Ryder Paranormal Crime Series
 
"Travel, shopping, fabulous locations--and an insider tip on where to buy the best-priced designer shoes. What more could a girl want?"--Deborah Jay, author of the epic fantasy The Prince's Man and Desprite Measures, a Caledonian Sprite urban fantasy

About the Author

D.G. Kaye is the author of Conflicted Hearts, Meno-What? A Memoir, Words We Carry, and Have Bags, Will Travel. She is a nonfiction writer of memoirs about life experiences, matters of the heart and women's issues.

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  • File Size: 1772 KB
  • Print Length: 56 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: September 16, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B015HP1R6S
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Have you ever read a book that could have been written about you? D.G. Kaye did just that.
Case#1 – She’s a shopaholic. Well, I love to shop, though maybe not as much as she does. Christmas shopping, back to school shopping, birthdays, anniversaries – I could shop for days on end. I love buying gifts for others, furniture for our home, the list is endless. The author loves to buy so much more, in fact shoes are her favorite shopping item. The problem is she shops when she travels and has to have a way to get it home without customs finding out she packed more than she is allowed to bring back. As you will see, she goes to great lengths to pack creatively.
Case #2 – the suitcase. My husband thinks my suitcases are overloaded, but I never have to pay for overweight luggage or an extra suitcase. I have a few packing tricks up my sleeve to get everything to and from with some room to spare for purchases. Ms Kaye, on the other hand, has tricks galore.
Her friends personalities are much like the author's, and their escapades will leave you chuckling. Well, not exactly. They will have you in stitches. Follow D.G. Kaye as she travels to Paris, London, Las Vegas, Greece, Venezuela, and Arizona. You will be fascinated with her description of the transition from old Vegas to the Vegas we know today.
I’m not about to go into detail about her shopping trips, the size of her suitcase, or how she manages, or not, to get through customs. You have to read the book to find out. However, I promise, you will be laughing from page one to the end. Written with such vivid detail, you will feel you are right there watching the spectacle of someone who loves to shop too much, trying to get everything home without chucking it on the way to airport. A delightful story, HAVE BAGS, WILL TRAVEL, is a short book that can be read in one sitting.
Do I recommend HAVE BAGS, WILL TRAVEL? Absolutely!
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In reviewing Have Bags, Will Travel I must first confess that I have never been a woman, at least in this lifetime. That, not to put to0 much of a sexist spin on it, means I don’t have the shopping gene. Still, having watched countless movies and TV shows over a lifetime—and read a few books as well, I am familiar with the whole shopping zeitgeist. Then too, I have had the experience of traveling hither and yon. Not having the shopping gene has saved me from some of the travel travails that D.G. Kaye humorously recounts. The need for a travel scale to weigh suitcases. Customs enforcers frequently finding fault, or at least doubt, with her attention to limits on the value of goods brought into the country.

Whether you’re a shopper or not, there’s no doubt that flying is not as much fun as it once might have been for many. The seats get smaller, the aisles narrower, the allowable luggage more compact and of course the security checks have become over the top. Ms Kaye covers it all in a breezy book, reminiscing on her adventures around the globe with friends and fellow shoppers. It’s a fast and funny read.
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Have Bags, Will Travel is a cute memoir by a woman who loves to shop while she travels. Kaye provides a humorous look at the travails of international shopping including airline luggage restrictions, security line challenges, and the custom's gauntlet, which seems to snag her every time. I had to chuckle at Kaye's descriptions of the leather shoe line-up in customs, maneuvering inside a plane's tiny restroom, unpacking and repacking to get through security, as well as the lengths she goes to avoid germs. This novella length book is great for anyone wanting a light read... and a few travel tips thrown in for fun.
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As it happens, I read this in an airplane, so I had to chuckle at the many similarities between my reality and Kaye's pointed remarks. To me, reading it was the equivalent of eavesdropping into a girls' night, listening to their stories and hearing them laugh at silly things they've done. All this in a warm and smiling context that doesn't take itself too seriously. If that's not a winning combination, I don't know what is.
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This is a not a long book but you will find D.G. Kaye packed it the same way that she does her suitcases when on one of her frequent trips. Overflowing with hilarious encounters with custom officers and bemused check-in agents, crammed with memories of travelling companions and skillfully closed with an in-depth look at one of her favourite destinations; Las Vegas.
International travel is no longer straightforward; so a little humour goes a very long way. D.G. Kaye relives those halcyon days when passengers were welcomed with open arms, allowed some leeway on number of bags and their weight instead of being herded through various lines to be interrogated. But if you are going to travel, then take advice from an expert; relieve some of the stress.
Like many women, I find that shoes, handbags and the odd bit of jewellery have an added touch of glamour when you are infected with holiday fever. It seems almost impossible to pass by and not take home a memento. Trouble is today the airlines have weight and size of both check in baggage and carry-on locked down tight. This is where the expertise of the seasoned traveller comes in. And D.G. Kaye is certainly that. Having learned lessons from her run-ins you can benefit from her ‘how to’ pack your bags to get a little extra through the system.
I have visited Las Vegas a number of times through the decades but not for the last fifteen years so I was intrigued by the up to date review. Not sure that I am tempted to go there again but it was great to revisit through D.G’s experiences.
Overall Have Bags, Will Travel is a delightful book and a terrific read on the outbound flight so that you can strategize for your return.
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