Tag Archives: travel

My Favorite Travel Blogs

Woman at the top of mountain

A lot of the travel blogs that I tend to read are focused on packing – packing lists, packing light, etc.  Here’s a quick glance at my favorites: Her Packing List – This blog has many packing lists for specific destinations or types of trips. It also has some great advice for female travelers, including […]

What’s Your Dream Trip, and Why?

Woman taking a selfie on a bridge

If money and time were no object, where would you want to go and why? I love having the ‘lottery’ conversation with friends and family—what would you do if you won the lottery. Almost everyone’s list seems to include travel of some sort. But everyone’s ideal trip(s) are different. Some want to stay domestic while […]

What To Pack for Your Summer Adventrures

Woman hiking in green forest

No matter where your summer travels take you, you’ll need to pack smartly. Cruise One thing to know about packing for a cruise, is that you will typically need more than one outfit per day. Rarely will you wear the same thing to lay by the pool during the daytime and to the sit-down restaurant […]

Four Ways to Make It A Great Road Trip

Friends on roadtrip

While airplane travel gets you there quickly, there is something to be said for road trips, especially with the right companions. My best friend and I do road trips very well together, but then again we have been doing it in one way or another for over twenty-five years. We have learned how to travel […]

Traveling Light, Also Known As No Suitcase

Female traveler surrounded by green fields and mountains

I had a four-day weekend trip planned, and I decided to travel without a suitcase. It was mostly a casual trip so I thought it would be a good venue to test out some of the theories and tricks I’ve been reading in travel blogs. I took a small crossbody purse and my trusty Jansport […]

Downsizing Toiletries for Travel

Toiletries

Sure, the infamous 3-1-1 TSA bag can technically hold several bottles of the 3-ounce size. However, do you really need 3 ounces of shampoo for your long weekend trip? Probably not. Same holds for the 1-ounce bottle of foundation and the full-size cream blush. But realistically, how can we shrink those toiletries and still have […]

Traveling Solo

Woman using map in unknown city

Oftentimes, we put off certain activities that we assume would be better suited if we went with someone else. Whether that is a friend or a significant other, there is something about sharing the experience that does make it special. But that does not mean that traveling solo is out of the question. In fact, […]

Realism: Packing Your Long Weekend Into A Backpack

Woman with sunglasses and backpack outdoors

I have read a number of blogs from people who have taken entire trips with nothing but their purse. I have also read stories from regular cruise patrons who pack nothing less than three suitcases, a train case, a carry-on bag, and an oversized purse. Surely realism is somewhere in between! I have two weekend […]

Three Purses You Need To Own

Woman outdoors with fashionable yellow bag

Some of us may have a closet full of different purses while others may only use one bag for absolutely everything until it falls apart at the seams. But if you fall somewhere in between, you may wonder what handbags are absolutely essential. For the most part, that will depend on your lifestyle – do […]

What Should You Take In Your ‘Personal Item’ On the Plane?

Woman packing suitcase

We have discussed suitcase packing lists for several kinds of trips, but let’s take a look at what needs to go in your personal item. Most suitcases travel in the overhead bin or under the plane altogether, but the personal item goes under the seat in front of you for easy access during the flight […]