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

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 an African Safari

Trunks are packed but not yet zipped. 🙂 We've laid out our safari clothes, removed all but the essential and STILL have too much to fit into a small duffel. The issue is that we're heading to safari camps as well as the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town in South Africa. The nights will be … Continue reading Packing for an African Safari