Many people only have a week or two of vacation allowed with their jobs or school for a whole year. Sometimes we are also limited by finances and a lengthy stay just isn't in the cards. So, what do you do when your vagabond feet are itching? You could skip the trip and save it … Continue reading Highlight Trip: The Long Weekend
When you are curvy, plus-sized, thick or whatever you consider yourself to be, travel when you are larger than what is deemed "straight-sized" or "standard-sized" carries its own set of guidelines. I'm not talking about the unspoken "rules" that we seem to adopt when navigating the world. You know the ones I mean, take up … Continue reading Travel XL: A Curvy/Plus-Size Guide
Whether a rookie or a well-seasoned traveler, we all make mistakes. Sometimes we overpack, others we might fail to plan appropriately for the weather. Here are some common travel mistakes and a few tips to avoid making them. Not packing a battery/power bank. Cell phones, tablets, laptops and camera batteries all die. Oftentimes you will … Continue reading Travel Mistakes: We all make them!
Staying healthy while traveling can be a challenge. It doesn't seem to matter if you rarely get sick at home, even when the weather changes. When traveling, you are exposed to new environments, allergens and sometimes sicknesses which your body is ill-equipped with fending off. So, how do you avoid getting sick in new places? … Continue reading Staying Healthy While Traveling
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.
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?