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
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?
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?
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
Shoes. Stilettos, wedges, flats, boots, galoshes, flip-flops, gladiators, sneakers, cleats. Whatever your preference, shoes are a vital aspect to any wardrobe, and picking which pairs to pack on your trip can be a difficult, if not heart-wrenching, endeavor. You want whatever is practical, but, if you are like me, you also want to look cute. … Continue reading Shoes: the Good, the Bad, and the Practical
So you spent hours looking through shops and trinket stands for the perfect souvenirs. You've imagined yourself reliving the sights and scents of the scenes you've breathed into your soul each time this precious gem catches your eye when you get back to the realities of everyday life. You tuck them into your luggage and … Continue reading Souvenirs: Now you have to get them home!