Are We There Yet? – Packing, Babymoons, And More

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Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

So many cools things came across my desk this week, I couldn't just stick to sharing one, so this is a mixed bag of travel news.

First off, I love cool travel gadgets. I have an entire drawer dedicated to all my travel accessories and gizmos. And for the guys, I think the new "On The Go USB ShaveTech" is quite clever. Retailing for around $39.99, this new razor has a sleek, lightweight design that gives users a convenient USB charging option that will save not only space but also the aggravation of finding a free electrical outlet. You can purchase it online and at select retailers in the U.S. and Canada.

I recently caught wind of a new trend called babymoons where couples who are expecting go on one last "hurrah" trip before their new addition arrives, and then I started to receive press releases about select resorts who are offering babymoon packages. One such place is The Brazilian Court Hotel's "Oh Baby, Baby" package for $679/night now through April 30, 2013. From a soothing stay in luxury accommodations and an energizing mommy blow-out at the Frederic Fekkai Salon & Spa to sweet and salty snacks and refreshing “virgin-tinis”, the award-winning boutique hotel presents a peaceful escape before the baby arrives.  Couples  enjoy crave-curing treats of pickles and ice cream – a tasting of artisanal nitrate-free charcuterie with an assortment of Sous Chef James Strine’s signature pickled vegetables, followed by Pastry Chef Arnaud Chavigny’s ice creams, sorbets, and fresh-baked cookies. To cap off the babymoon, parents-to-be toast with Virgin-tinis, and enjoy  a dinner for two and a half at the world-renownd Café Boulud. For more information about The Brazilian Court Hotel, call 561-655-7740.

Finally, if you're planning a Valentine's getaway, consider the Take a Chance on Love package from Foxwoods Resort Casino, available Thursdays to Sundays from now until February 28th. Options include villa accommodations at Grand Pequot tower with personalized butler service, champagne in room, lush rose petal turn down, delectable chocolate covered strawberries, chef's table for two at Paragon (Foxwood's AAA Four Diamond French fusion restaurant), or a "for couples only" massage for two at award-winning Norwich Spa. Visit their website for more details.

Bon Voyage,



Jenn Cox is a Montreal-based freelance journalist. Visit her website or email her at