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!)

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

Essentials for Surviving a Long Flight in Coach

A long flight is at once boring and exhausting. A First or Business Class seat allows you to stretch out, eat good food and generally use the time as a spa day. And you get a pretty little bag full of goodies - everything from breath mints to shoe polish! Unfortunately most of us walk … Continue reading Essentials for Surviving a Long Flight in Coach

Osprey Trailkit, designed for cyclists

We purchased the Osprey Trailkit for an overseas cycling trip. Osprey has a great reputation for making quality bags for adventures so we were excited to see a duffel designed with the cyclist in mind. The Trailkit is a 40 liter duffel/backpack weighing 1.93 lbs and easily fits most carry-on size restrictions. (bag is 22 … Continue reading Osprey Trailkit, designed for cyclists

The Right ‘Personal Item’ for your Flight

We've all been there - finally settled into the seat when you realize your sweater - book - whatever - is in the overhead compartment. Your choice is now to do without your needed item, or squeeze back into the aisle, jostling your neighbors as you wrestle your bag from the packed bin, dig through it … Continue reading The Right ‘Personal Item’ for your Flight

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. … Continue reading Review: The OMG from Lo & Sons

Stocking Stuffers for Your Traveling Friends 

It's that time again. Time to find little treasures for family and friends. If you're buying for a traveler, you're in luck. "Travel sized" is the perfect size for stockings! And any traveler would welcome a gift card towards a new adventure. Our favorite stocking stuffers-      S-biner - attach a size one s-biner, a mini … Continue reading Stocking Stuffers for Your Traveling Friends