FAMILY TRAVEL TIPS: LODGING

Ready, Set, Glow

By , Thursday, Jul 22, 2010, 9:00 AM

"Finding the bathroom in the middle of the night in a strange hotel room or cruise-ship cabin can be a challenge. Leaving the bathroom light on seems wasteful and makes the room too bright for sleeping. We used to travel with a night-light but couldn’t always find a convenient place to plug it in. We’ve recently discovered a better solution: plastic light sticks. They come in several glow-in-the-dark colors and are activated by bending the tube into a circle and connecting the ends. Each evening, we hook one of the loops over the bathroom-door handle, where it provides a gentle glow through the night." —Carol Attar, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.

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