Long-haul flights are easy to manage for some. They get to their seat, put in some earbuds and are snoring away while engines kick into motion, snoozing before take-off is even complete. Others find sleeping on a flight difficult. The coughing passengers, crying babies and the anticipation of arriving at your destination can make it … Continue reading Surviving a Sleepless Flight
Flying, it can be a dance of too early vs too late. Do you arrive 1 or 2 hours early for a domestic flight? What about international? What if the airport is really small? Do you still need to arrive that early? It is a never-ending balancing act of arriving so early that you have … Continue reading Watching the Clock : Arriving at the Airport too late or too early.
Air travel, it isn't for everyone. Maybe it is a fear of flying. Perhaps the thought of breathing the same recycled air of 200 total strangers in an aluminum can, 30,000+ feet in the air is less than appealing. Whatever the reasoning may be, a cruise can be a rewarding alternative to flying. If you … Continue reading Not a flyer? Take a Cruise!
Cramming so much into a short time can leave us feeling drained. It happens to everyone. With that said, returning from an amazing trip can result in that "I need a vacation from my vacation" feeling. Which is why we often choose to have a buffer day--or more if you're like Katie and I--to recover … Continue reading Needing a Vacation from Vacation? Do less!
Are you an over-packer? Not sure what you will need and what the weather will hold? The unpredictability of late autumn or winter travel can leave you stressed and with overstuffed luggage. Pushing the limits of your suitcase, leaving no room for souvenirs, or maybe even breaking weight limits on luggage restrictions, costing you money … Continue reading Winter Travel in a Carry-on?
"Write drunk, edit sober." ~ Earnest Hemingway (or so they say) Run an online search for writing tips and the results are filled with links to articles and blogs telling you "How to be a writer", "Perfect Writing Process" or "The right way to write". Which leads to the question, is there really a right process? … Continue reading Write This Way: Is there a right process?
I love a good walk. On the beach, with sand between my toes and the cool water washing over my feet. Growing up near the coast of California, it was something I did often and where I would escape to as a teenager. This is a piece of my childhood I don't get to indulge … Continue reading Hiking Bucket List: Scotland
You have selected your destination and your date of travel. You've booked your travel and lodging, but you are still months away from your trip and you feel it might be too early to pack...but is it? The short answer is "never". The long answer is more of a "well, it depends". Personally, I employ … Continue reading Packing 101: When to start?
When planning a trip, it often comes up at the end of a booking process... Trip Protection. It may seem an unnecessary expense when you consider what has already been paid towards a trip, however in the end it may prove a worthy investment when you consider what might be lost in the event of … Continue reading Travel Protection: Do I really need it?