What to Wear on a European Beach

 I’ve just spent a couple of months in Sicily, enjoying architecture, museums, food, exotic culture and, um, more food. It was a busy, full of great experiences, and the weather is warming up. Being a Mediterranean island, a trip to the beach was at the top of my to-do list. But what do you wear […]

Women’s Travel Toiletries

Traveling light with a well packed bag can make a good trip better. What you bring and what you leave behind depends on your personal tastes. Nothing is more personal than women’s travel toiletries. It’s a tricky topic, and I am not speaking for every woman, but I’ll give you my spin. Every woman has […]

Travel Toiletries: The Most Basic Basics

Every time I leave for the airport, I have that sudden panic–what did I forget? There must be something. It always used to be my watch, so I’ve solved that problem by not owning a watch. These days, it is occasionally something small in my travel toiletries kit. Travel toiletries are a key component of […]

Travel Shoe Spreadsheet

The Perfect Travel Shoe I wouldn’t say that a travel shoe can make a trip, but they sure as heck can break a trip. I’ve been on the hunt for years to find the perfect travel shoe. It’s my business and I take it seriously. I asked my readers to suggest their favorite travel shoe […]

Ultralight Packing: 9 Pounds for 11 Days

A couple of months ago, I received a challenge from a reader to try ultralight packing and pack a bag that was 10 pounds maximum. I was recently home from travel and pulled out all of my favorite gear to make a hypothetical bag, and it worked! It was much easier than I expected, so […]

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 […]

Packing for Safari, Dreaming of Africa

It’s still the off-season for tour guides, a time when many go on adventures to destinations outside of our normal beat. I can only dream about it for the moment, but there are many tour guides laying on beaches in Cuba with Mojitos, and many more packing up for the last vacation before tour season […]