As Los Angeles Times assistant Travel editor, Mary Forgione writes and edits stories for the digital and print Travel section. She loves tips and stories about running, hiking and anything to do with outdoors.
Touring the Italian countryside by vintage Jeep is a great way to spend the day — add in multiple wine tastings and Tuscan lunch and you’ve got the makings for a perfect afternoon. That’s the vision of
A Magic Braid Tool ($5) transformed my clumsy fingers into braiding geniuses. I purchased the tool — which is a simple piece of plastic bent into a curved pattern — in a set of three on Amazon that costs