Essentials For a Winter Getaway: an easy city & snow packing list (2023)

Traveling to a cold weather destination can be challenging. You are looking forward to the winter wonderland snow brings but don't have room in your luggage for heavy coats and a bunch of warm sweaters. But don't worry, you can still travel light if you plan your packing around layers. Investing in a few warm … Continue reading Essentials For a Winter Getaway: an easy city & snow packing list (2023)

How to Measure Carry-On Bags & more luggage questions (2023)

Getting ready to air travel is exciting; we pick our seats, plan our traveling outfits, and download some entertainment for the flight. And then we begin to pack. That's when we decide what bags to carry onboard the plane. And we start rationalizing... 'duffel bags will fit the bag sizer if they're squished a bit.' … Continue reading How to Measure Carry-On Bags & more luggage questions (2023)

How to Pack Light for Costa Rica in 2022 (free packing list)

So you're heading to Costa Rica, the (unofficial) adventure and nature capital of the world! Lucky you! There's something for everyone in Costa Rica, in part because there are 12 distinct microclimates in this small tropical country. There are beautiful beaches for surfing and sunbathing, 28 national parks to explore, and volcanoes to climb. All … Continue reading How to Pack Light for Costa Rica in 2022 (free packing list)

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