Sunday Review: Have Bags, Will Travel by D. G. Kaye | Diane Tibert

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This post is titled Sunday book review, but it’s not my usual Sunday review about a book I’ve read. It’s a lovely review I happened to come across from fellow author/editor Diane Tibert whose blog I follow. Diane’s post of the day happened to be about my book, Have Bags, Will Travel  she recently read and kindly took the time to review.



Have Bags, Will Travel

by D. G. Kaye

Rating: 4 stars

Quick, Light Read of Travel Memories


The opening sections had me nodding my head and smiling. Germs. While I’m not as obsessive about them as D. G. Kaye, I am a faithful hand-washer. Years ago, I began using my shirt, jacket or the paper towel I dried my hands with to open public washroom doors. I thought I was the only one who did this until I read Johnny Depp also did. And now I read Kaye does the same.

Kaye explains how air travel has changed over the years with new regulations, restrictions and lack of comfort. It’s not for the better but if you’re like Kaye, you keep travelling and apply humour to the wounds.


My travel doesn’t always involve planes, but I have noticed many things have changed over the years. The biggest being security. Before 9/11, a week-trip to Montreal for a hockey game and shopping found my brother and I the only ones on the plane after the stop-over in Moncton, NB. Once in the air, the steward asked if either of us wanted to go into the cockpit. I jumped at the chance. While my brother and the steward broke out the liquor, I sat between the pilot and co-pilot all the way home, including for the landing. It was a thrill I’ll remember always. It was Christmas Eve and they were talking about sightings of Santa Claus and joking about who could land the plane better. Sadly, this would never happen these days.


Kaye shares many travelling adventures she has had with friends and family over the years, and although they don’t all include shopping, many of them do. For Kaye, shopping is a sport. Her perspective on how the atmosphere and landscape has changed in Las Vegas, Nevada, is interesting because she has been visiting her beloved Vegas since she was twenty.


I’ll admit I do not like to shop—buying only a few items when I travel—and I pack lightly—taking only what will fit into a backpack and the shoes on my feet—but anyone who finds themselves struggling with luggage weight restrictions and too many things to fit into their baggage for the return trip, will find a few great tips and lots of humour.


You may also start reminiscing about your own travel adventures.

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Source: Sunday Review: Have Bags, Will Travel by D. G. Kaye | Diane Tibert


26 thoughts on “Sunday Review: Have Bags, Will Travel by D. G. Kaye | Diane Tibert

  1. I had to smile when I read the beginning of this review.. Hand Hygiene is me.. And despite me getting soil under my fingernails in the garden.. 😉 I also carry hand gel after pushing the supermarket trolleys too 🙂 And I am pleased we are in the same league as Johnny Depp 🙂 as I always had a crush on him.. lol

    Wonderful review Debby.. 🙂 And I will go tell Diane So.. 🙂 xx Have a peaceful Sunday xx ❤ Much Love


  2. Congrats on this great review, Debbie. Had to laugh at the bathroom door handle germ-phobia. Makes sense, but never occurred to me. I wash my hands a lot, however – tons during cold season.

    Shopping and traveling have often gone together for me — but I must bow to the master (or is that mistress – lol)


    1. Thanks for the kudos Madelyn. So glad you learned about the germiest part of the bathroom! Yuck! Yes, my procedure is down pat – wash hands, wipe with paper towels, use paper towel to open door and toss it! 🙂 xx


  3. Congratulations, Debby! ?? What a lovely review to come across!! I remember as young having a BA passport which was stamped by the captain of every flight when the children were allowed to go up to the cockpit – after a certain number of airmiles there was a reward at the end. Alas how things have changed!


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