Travel Gifts They’ll Actually Use

Mother's Day, Fathers Day, graduations, weddings, etc. Spring and summer bring lots of gift-giving opportunities. With the summer travel season approaching why not use those opportunities to pick out something your traveling relative or friend will really love! Destination guides, gift cards, and other basics are always welcome, but we've put together a list of … Continue reading Travel Gifts They’ll Actually Use

Grandma Poppins Bag

Whether you're on a flight or just around town, traveling with kids requires advance planning. Keep the children happy and you'll all enjoy the trip. But let them get bored... We are grandparents to five children and love taking them on trips or excursions. Sometimes it's just for fun, and sometimes it's an opportunity to … Continue reading Grandma Poppins Bag

Best binoculars for travel (and home!)

I'm a birder and a nature enthusiast and thus never travel without binoculars. Unfortunately I also enjoy photography and dislike checking luggage. So I'm left with the dilemma of what to bring - gear or clothing? I began birding with a pair of binos from my mother, ca. 1940. They were a bit scratched and … Continue reading Best binoculars for travel (and home!)

Packing for Safari in a Carry-On

… lessons learned Five years ago we traveled on what we expected to be THE once-in-a-lifetime trip – an African Safari! But safaris are addictive, and with retirement and a big birthday to celebrate we decided to splurge on a second trip. We contacted Rhino Africa again [see review: Rhino Africa - our Choice for … Continue reading Packing for Safari in a Carry-On

Gear and Gadgets – Safari packing

A safari adventure presents the ultimate packing challenge. A trip to Africa is a big investment in time and money. Long overseas flights, short flights on bush planes, and no convenience stores in the bush. All clothing, gear, and essentials must fit into what's basically a carry-on bag. And as a wildlife safari is a … Continue reading Gear and Gadgets – Safari packing

Egypt and Jordan: What to Pack

Traveling to Egypt or Jordan is a dream for many. Seeing the pyramids - the only Wonder of the Ancient World still standing. Cruising the Nile. Exploring the incredible, multicultural city of Cairo. There's so much culture and history to absorb! Then, if you're really lucky, you visit Kingdom of Jordan where you walk in … Continue reading Egypt and Jordan: What to Pack

Capsule Wardrobe for the ‘Mature’ Woman Traveler

Instagram and Pinterest are filled with beautiful travel pictures - gorgeous young women in flowing gowns that coordinate with the scenery. We all want to look like these women, but the reality of travel, for us ..um, more mature women, is not as glamorous as these images portray. Travel involves a lot of walking... and … Continue reading Capsule Wardrobe for the ‘Mature’ Woman Traveler