The days are longer, temperatures are getting warmer and your vacation is hopefully on the horizon. Whether you’re dreaming of digging your toes in the sand on a remote island, napping poolside, or discovering culture in a bustling urban destination, it’s time to think about packing essentials for your next escape.
As a frequent flyer, I have my trusted beauty products that help me look my best and take of myself while on the road. Items that are lightweight, portable, and versatile. However, every season I hit “refresh” and look for new products that fill my active, on-the-go lifestyle and provide inspiration for my next adventure.
As a frequent traveler, I’m often asked about my favorite pieces to pack. And while a packing list is somewhat dictated by the destination, these are a few items I’m obsessed with that I wouldn’t leave home without. As we embrace the holiday season, remember to pick the perfect present for the jetsetter on your list that they can conveniently carry around the world. (Or, perhaps you’ll discover a gift pick that inspires you to plan a trip and GO!) Either way, I invite you to enjoy this gift guide from the perspective of a well traveled life...Happy Holidays!
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 one
Anytime I travel, I carve out time to visit local markets. It is at these central gathering places that the voices, smells, music, foods, beverages and unique vibe of a place come to life! In addition to London’s famed Borough Market, here is a hand picked selection of notable markets that I have enjoyed on my travels.
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.
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: