Deciding what to pack in your carry-on for a long flight when you are confined for hours can cause anxiety in the most savvy of travelers. But, being organized and packing for comfort can alleviate travel stress before you take off. When selecting items to take in my carry-on, three categories come to mind: entertainment, comfort, and hydration. (And, as my family loves to remind me, it has to be lightweight enough to carry!) If I pack items that check the boxes for these three categories, I will feel my best when hopping time zones, and step off the plane looking refreshed, and hopefully not like I aged overnight! With long journeys to Europe and the United Kingdom on my summer calendar, I wanted to share a few of my carry-on essentials...Read More
Sipping a cocktail on the beach in Uruguay, standing atop a glacier in Patagonia, seeing the City of Lights sparkle on a summer evening -- these are some of my favorite travel memories. While I hope you are making plans for your next international trip, before you toss that new bikini and flip-flops into your suitcase, make sure you take care of the practical stuff well in advance. Here are 10 of my international travel tips - honed from my visits to 25 countries and counting - to insure that your next trip abroad is a safe, relaxing and enjoyable oneRead More
It is said that, to “take a solo trip” should be on every woman’s Bucket List. As a mother of three active teens, a supportive wife, caretaker of one needy Labrador, and manager of everything that makes my family of five function; doing anything solo sounds enticing!
But for most of us, traveling alone is easier said than done. While I am lucky to have traveled extensively with my husband and children, with my mother, sisters and friends; taking the leap to go it alone was totally new territory.Read More
After reading a post about “pinch me” moments by three talented women who travel the world for their careers; I was inspired to share some of my own travel experiences that I have savored and collected over the years. Here are a few of my favorite “Pinch Me” Moments to illuminate why I travel:Read More