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Making Travel Suite Again

Making Travel Suite Again
by Gary Woods

Flying these days has become a real pain. When you check in at the airport, the nice folks from the TSA go through your luggage and start taking out all your favorite toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, styling products, toothpaste and mouthwash. Then, when you get to the hotel and you're tired and hungry just putting your hand on that delectable bag of nuts is going to add $10 to your bill.

What you really want to do when you travel is take as little stuff as possible so all you need is a carry on. But, then there's those crummy little hotel bottles of shampoo and mouthwash to deal with and the high price of the stuff in the mini-bar.

To make traveling fun and easy again a company called Suite Arrival ( has come up with a service that ships to your destination everything from Hair and Makeup products, First Aid packs, Oral Care goods and even food like fruit, nuts, tea, gum and drinks.

Most of the products allow you to choose from three grades of quality ranging from value brands to professional on up to luxury with even the luxury items topping out at around $10 and the value brands usually costing under $2.

They also have what they call Survival Kits with titles like His Arrival, Her Arrival and Organic Arrival. With these packs you can select different products and quantities that cost from $0.99 to about $65.00.

When you're planning your next trip check out Suite Arrival and don't watch your expensive shampoo snatched away by the TSA.

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Gary Woods is the Computer Trainer for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. And he is a Broker/Associate at Home Realty & Investments, Inc