Travel Gifts They’ll Actually Use

Mother's Day, Fathers Day, graduations, weddings, etc. Spring and summer bring lots of gift-giving opportunities. If it's the thought that counts, show your traveling friend or relative that you've really thought about them by picking out something they'll really love! Destination guides, gift cards, and other basics are always welcome, but here's a list of … Continue reading Travel Gifts They’ll Actually Use

Grandma Poppins Bag: big list of suggestions for traveling with kids

We are grandparents to six children and love taking them on trips or excursions. Sometimes it's just for fun, and sometimes it's an opportunity to share our values and interests with the kids. Whatever the reason, we've learned some tricks for making the journey enjoyable for all. Planning ahead to ensure health and safety and … Continue reading Grandma Poppins Bag: big list of suggestions for traveling with kids

A Practical Guide to the Best Travel Binoculars

I'm a birder and a nature enthusiast and always travel with binoculars. Unfortunately I also enjoy photographing with a dSLR and dislike checking luggage. So I'm left with the dilemma 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 … Continue reading A Practical Guide to the Best Travel Binoculars

The Challenge of 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 so, with retirement and a big birthday to celebrate, we decided to splurge on a second trip. We contacted Rhino Africa again, decided on our itinerary, prepared our reading lists, and focused on … Continue reading The Challenge of Packing for Safari in a Carry-On

Practical Guide to Cameras, Gear and Gadgets for an African Safari

This post includes affiliate links. We may get paid if you buy something or take an action after clicking on one of these. We have not received any products for review. We suggest items we have enjoyed and hope you will too.  DISCLOSURE An African safari adventure presents the ultimate packing challenge. This bucket list … Continue reading Practical Guide to Cameras, Gear and Gadgets for an African Safari

What to Pack for Egypt and Jordan: a complete guide

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. Then, if you're lucky, you visit the Kingdom of Jordan where you … Continue reading What to Pack for Egypt and Jordan: a complete guide

Women over 50: Decisive Guide to Building a Capsule Travel Wardrobe

Lovely but not practical travel clothing for women over 50. Social media is filled with travel photos of gorgeous young women in flowing gowns that coordinate with the scenery. We long to look like these women, but the reality of travel, for us ..um... more mature women, is not as glamorous as these images portray. … Continue reading Women over 50: Decisive Guide to Building a Capsule Travel Wardrobe