How to Pack Light for 2 weeks: Top Tips for Carry-On Travel (2022)

Travel has become very challenging these last few years. Airlines have added fees for everything from choosing a seat to when you can board and, of course, what luggage you can take on your flight. Adding even more stress to the traveler are all the recent news photos showing rooms full of 'lost' luggage. What's … Continue reading How to Pack Light for 2 weeks: Top Tips for Carry-On Travel (2022)

Packing List For a 7 Day Cruise in the Caribbean (free packing list)

A mid-winter getaway is a treat for New Englanders like me. Spending a week on a cruise ship sailing among Caribbean islands and you’ve made a snowbird's dream come true. If you’re looking forward to a week in the Caribbean read on for my packing list for a 7-day cruise in the Caribbean. So what … Continue reading Packing List For a 7 Day Cruise in the Caribbean (free packing list)

15 Best Personal Carry-On Bags for Your Flight (2022)

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 … Continue reading 15 Best Personal Carry-On Bags for Your Flight (2022)

Carry-On vs Personal Item: how to manage your baggage allowance

You've booked your flight, decided on your travel wardrobe, and you're ready to pack. You've checked out the airline's website and see they limit you to bringing (for example) one "personal item," and/or one "carry-on bag" or "hand luggage" or "cabin baggage" on board the plane. What does all this mean? And how do you … Continue reading Carry-On vs Personal Item: how to manage your baggage allowance

10 Best Compact Binoculars for Hiking and Easy Travel

I'm a birder and nature lover and always travel with binoculars and camera. But, I also dislike checking luggage. I'm left with the choice of what to bring - gear or clothing? After one trip when my bag wasn't allowed in the overhead compartment, I began researching how to save space and weight in my … Continue reading 10 Best Compact Binoculars for Hiking and Easy Travel

65+ Best Travel Gifts (Practical Things They’ll Actually Use!)

Whether it's the holiday season, or birthdays, graduations, and weddings, gift-giving is always in season. If you have travel lovers on your list, show them you care by picking out a gift that reflects their travel style. Destination guides, a gift card, and other basics are always welcome, but we've put together a list of … Continue reading 65+ Best Travel Gifts (Practical Things They’ll Actually Use!)

5 Best Packing Apps for Easy Travel: Travelers Over 50 Approved

Have you ever forgotten an essential item on your trips? Or come home with a heavy suitcase full of unworn clothing? Using a packing list app will be one the best travel tools you'll find to make your trips easier. Whether you are going on an around the world adventure, or off to visit family, … Continue reading 5 Best Packing Apps for Easy Travel: Travelers Over 50 Approved