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Have Bags, Will Travel D.G. Kaye


I just had to share this clever and entertaining form of a book review from Robin at WitlessDatingAfterFifty

Robin’s blog is filled with photos and stories about those photos. They are comprised of family stories, art, blog challenges, reviews and whatever else sparks Robin’s mind to share her thoughts and experiences.


Recently, Robin informed me she was going on a trip to visit a friend. She would be flying on an airplane, something she hadn’t done for over 30 years! She’d been wanting to read one of my books and thought Have Bags, Will Travel would be a fun choice to take along for an airplane read. She informed me she was going to take that book and get some airline interaction with it, and to my delight she found a clever way to share my book around and created 3 posts, all with airline staff holding a copy of my book and according to Robin, these 2 women below got quite a chuckle out of the chapter where I write all about the germs on an airplane. No doubt they could relate!

Fall book review: “Have Bags, Will Travel” in hands of Eashika with Samantha


Eashika is on the left, she is a 

“quick study” and was skimming

the chapters. She’s smiling at 

Debby’s chapter on germaphopia.

D.G. Kaye is the author,

otherwise known as our 

friend and fellow blogger.

The book, “Have Bags, Will Travel”

was like a breath of fresh air.

Debby’s friends (Bri and Zan)

and occasional cousin,

are outgoing, fun-loving

while joining in hilarious

situations and spontaneous 

laughter. Equipped with 

“inside jokes,” 

nostalgic memories

and another “language”

of codes to further their

closeness and make

it easier to crack up. 

~   !      ?      !   ~


Continue reading Robin’s hilarious recap of my book HERE


Check out Rodney in D.G.’s

other book commercials!

Fall book review: Rodney’s presence (D.G. Kaye’s book commercial, take 1!)


As you may see, I enlisted an

Airlines personnel to serve as my

assistant, helping to promote

Debby’s book,

“Have Bags, Will Travel.”


Rodney’s look says: “You know you want to read this!” (D.G. Kaye’s book commercial, take 2!)


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

D.G. Kaye's books


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