You need only to step outside into the streets of old town Edinburgh to feel like you have been transported through time. History oozes from the very stones of the castle at the end of the Royal Mile and floats on the damp air of every close. Stepping from the shadows of one close to … Continue reading Literary Travels: Edinburgh
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?
It can be a challenge to take what you see, in all its magnitude and splendor and click that shutter to hold it firmly in your grasp for eternity. The colors, the textures, the way the light casts its warm glow in some places and leaves the untouched pieces bathed in mystery, sometimes don't seem … Continue reading Through the Lens: Capturing What You See
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?
Bittersweet. If I had to choose one word to best describe this next adventure, that would be it. New beginnings. It means closing a chapter and starting a new one, but sometimes it comes with some tears. This next Sunday, the two of us will embark on a road trip of nearly 800 miles from … Continue reading Adventure: Road trippin’ to Boston
You have your perfect carry-on packed and you settle into your seat for a long-haul flight. You pass the time napping, or reading, listening to music or watching the in-flight film. Hours later, you arrive at your destination, looking a little worse for wear with disheveled and flat hair, next day breath and slightly greasy … Continue reading Avoid the jet-lagged look!
Hostels are great for the budget conscious traveler, if you don't mind sharing a room with four to 20 of your closest strangers. This type of accommodation offers more than just the bare essentials if you know what to look for when booking. Even with updated facilities, en suite rooms and brand new amenities like … Continue reading Hack a Hostel Stay
Packing the perfect carry-on may seem like a no brainer, but what you leave out is just as important as what you put in it. Minimizing weight will save your neck and shoulders, so the right items are more important than more items. The type of bag you choose is the first step to packing … Continue reading Less is More! : Packing a Carry-on
The great western coast of Ireland is where you will find the beautiful city of Galway. Filling your days with shopping, dining and sightseeing is an easy task. Take in the Lynch Memorial Window, Lynch Castle, The Spanish Arch, St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Eyre Square and stop for a bite to eat at The Pie … Continue reading Day Trippin’: Galway