What Travel Goodies Did Santa Bring?

Happy Christmas aftermath! My living room looks like a toy store exploded, how about you? I must have been a pretty good girl because I got a few really fun travel goodies, some of which are heading with me to Europe when I return. I have plenty of travel gear, but I’m always impressed by […]

Sarah’s Favorite Travel Gifts

It’s that time of year again when everyone starts to think about Christmas gifts. I’m a practical sort of girl, so I prefer to give and get things that are so practical that they are almost boring! New underpants? Yes please! As long as they are packable and dry quickly! Moleskin! How did you know? […]

Travel Technology: Hardware

Over the years on the road, I’ve gone through many evolutions with travel technology. In the not-so-distant past it was fairly revolutionary for a tour guide to carry a cell phone. My first tour guide phone was laughably heavy and big, but, boy did it ever increase my quality of life. These days almost everyone […]

10 Books for Travelers to Italy

As we wind up the Christmas season, I’m usually wrapping, cooking, listening to Christmas music, drinking wine…..and panicking because I’ve forgotten someone I need a gift for. My answer to that quandary is always books, especially books for travelers. There is no better gift than books in my opinion, although keep in mind that my […]

Homemade Travel Gifts

If you’re like me, you may not like the idea of mindless swapping of useless gifts at Christmastime. I prefer to give something practical, even if it’s socks. Socks are a great gift! But maybe that’s because my feet are cold right now. Better than a deeply practical gift is one that is practical and […]

Travel Gifts for the Intermediate Traveler

In my last post, I wrote about some travel gift ideas for beginner travelers, today I have some ideas about gifts for the Intermediate Traveler. What is an Intermediate Traveler? Someone that’s been a few places and knows their way around an airport. They may not be hanging with the swank group in the Elite […]