Packing for a River Rafting Trip, the Grand Canyon

Just when you think you've got carry-on packing down, you book a two week long rafting and camping adventure, and it's back to square one. We are traveling with a rafting company which saves us having to pack food and equipment, but we're still challenged with what to bring. We'll be on the river in … Continue reading Packing for a River Rafting Trip, the Grand Canyon

Packing for Safari in a Carry-On

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 an African Safari], … Continue reading Packing for Safari in a Carry-On

What to Pack for Travel to Egypt and Jordan

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! If you're really lucky, you add in a visit to the Kingdom of Jordan … Continue reading What to Pack for Travel to Egypt and Jordan

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

Carry-On for a Bike and Barge trip

A cycling journey is a great way to really see an area. Biking through the countryside, stopping at local coffee shops, and picnicking along the way, gives you the chance to experience a culture as a traveler instead of a tourist. Many groups offer cycling tours, some staying at hotels along the way with a … Continue reading Carry-On for a Bike and Barge trip

Pack Lighter (and smarter) with Stylebook

Making a packing list is the tried-and-true way to ensure you have everything you need for your trip. But how many times have you brought home unworn clothes or found you'd left an essential wardrobe piece behind? I admit to being a packing nerd - constantly in search for the perfect bag and the ultimate … Continue reading Pack Lighter (and smarter) with Stylebook

Packing for a Mediterranean Cruise

Nothing says 'Bucket List' like a Mediterranean cruise vacation! Blue seas, balmy winds, and Instagram-worthy ports of call. But packing for a Mediterranean cruise can be a challenge. You'll likely need dressy outfits for evenings on board ship, from 'country club' casual to formal wear, and appropriate touring outfits for intensive port days. And don't … Continue reading Packing for a Mediterranean Cruise