Tracy! As the mother of a child who must travel with his pillow at all times (and who has called hotels in a panic because of the temporary loss of said pillow), I thank you!
Ever leave your favorite pillow in a hotel room because it blended in with the sheets? Buy some extra pillow cases just for travel in dark colors or strong patterns that stand out from the white hotel sheets and never forget another pillow.
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