24 Hours with Tom Bihn

Loving my new daypack, the Tom Bihn Luminary. It’s small, 10 L in volume but, with some thought and Bihn’s legendary organization system, adapts to most of my everyday activities. The sleek design and profile of the bag make it suitable for a 60+ year old’s everyday carry. And honestly, my back and shoulders appreciate…

Lucky! Traveling As You Grow Older

Kelly, of thewanderingblonde.com, wrote an excellent piece recently- “You’re SO Lucky!” The Thing About Travel and Privilege in which she goes beyond her immediate resistance to really analyzing what advantages she’s had over others. Kelly’s first reaction is to object to the “lucky” label; to point out the sacrifices and hard work that goes into…

Massachusetts Titles

Travel Books: New England

Where to start with recommendations for New England books? New England was home to such honored American authors as Alcott, Emerson, Longfellow, Thoreau, Twain, Wheatley, and Mother Goose! And bestselling authors continue to write from the 6 state region – Stephen King and Dennis Lehane, for example. Visitors to New England can get a taste for…

Review: The OMG from Lo & Sons

I was thrilled to receive the OMG* as a Christmas gift. I’d been looking for a bag that would fit all my carry-on needs but would be fashionable enough to use as an, albeit large, handbag for day use and the occasional meeting. I chose the OMG because of its interior organization and clean lines.…

Favorite Books for Turkey

Travel Books: Turkey

Just as important as reading guidebooks, is reading a bit of literature and history. Istanbul is an intriguing city, straddling two continents. I thoroughly enjoyed reading these titles. Check out my favorites from my Turkey travel reading!