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Adventure Journalist and Travel Channel Host Kinga Philipps Shares Her Top Travel GIFTS

One of the Most Interesting Travel Experts in the Nation Shares Her Favorite Cool Destinations, Ideas & Deals for the Holidays

If you’re still looking for the perfect gift, the gift of travel and time with family and love ones is at the top of the list! Joining us today with some holiday travel suggestions is Travel Channel journalist explorer, Kinga Philipps. Kinga is the host of the new show, ‘Lost in the Wild’ on Travel Channel.

LET’S START WITH A PLACE TO STAY.  WHERE DO YOU RECOMMEND?

When you’re looking for a place to stay for the holidays a perfect, stress free option is the all-inclusive route with Hilton Hotels & Resorts. The recently renovated Hilton La Romana in the Dominican Republic features two all-inclusive properties, one is the ultimate adults-only escape. And next door to that is the family-friendly property. There is even a waterpark! You can relax at one of four pools, indulge in a variety of dining options, you have direct access to the beach, or you can enjoy the full-service spa at Hilton La Romana, which is the All-Inclusive Adults Only Resort. If you’re traveling with family Hilton La Romana has a Kids Club with lots of daily activities like arts and crafts for young kids. Their Teen Club has state-of-the-art gaming systems, and bonfires in the evenings.  For more information, visit: hilton.com.

WHAT IS YOUR BEST TIP FOR STAYING HEALTHY WHEN TRAVELING?

Getting sick when traveling is never fun. One simple solution that is always in my travel bag is Oscillococcinum, the #1 pharmacist-recommended brand of homeopathic flu medicine. Oscillo is non drowsy, and you take it the moment you feel body aches, headache, fever, chills or fatigue. It’s perfect for travel as it comes in easy-to-take pellets that dissolve under your tongue, so it’s TSA friendly. It tastes great and everyone from age two and up can take it. Plus, it’s widely available in supermarkets and drug stores. For more, visit: oscillo.com.

 WHAT ARE SOME IDEAS TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE DOWNTIME ON YOUR VACATION? 

Downtime is good because we all need to recharge for adventures. If you want to get cozy and relax the Roku Streaming Stick+ is an easy vacation take along that allows you to watch all your favorite shows on the go. And they are kicking off their second annual Stream-a-thon…From December 26 until January 1, viewers can enjoy complete unlocked first seasons of television shows like Game of Thrones and lots of episodes from Premium Subscription channels, including HBO, Stars and Cinemax. Taking your Roku on-the-go streaming is the perfect way to get cozy by the fire with family and some popcorn this season. For more, visit: roku.com.

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU ALWAYS TAKE WITH YOU WHEN TRAVELING? 

First there’s my passport of course, after that it’s Imodium. It is my tried and true, wouldn’t leave the house without it travel essential.  IMODIUM that’s great for on-the-go relief if you get hit with the dreaded stomach upsets like diarrhea, gas, bloating, cramps and pressure. Honestly, when we were just in the Galapagos filming Lost in the Wild our entire crew went down with a stomach bug and it is more than fair to say that we would not have completed that episode if it wasn’t for IMODIUM Multi-Symptom Relief. SO, for the holiday and travel in general I can personally recommend Imodium too keep you prepared and comfortable. You can pick it up at your local retailer.  For more, visit: imodium.com.