Complete Guide to Stocking Stuffers for Travel Lovers

It's holiday time again - Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa are right around the corner. In our family we exchange names for big gifts, and try to fulfill people's wish lists. Sometimes this feels impersonal and not quite in the spirit of gift giving. But by filling stockings we get to be creative and show we … Continue reading Complete Guide to Stocking Stuffers for Travel Lovers

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

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

How to Survive Long Flights in Economy

A long haul flight is at once boring and exhausting. A First or Business Class seat allows you to stretch out, eat good food and 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 How to Survive Long Flights in Economy

Osprey Trailkit, duffel backpack designed for cyclists

We purchased the Osprey Trailkit for an overseas cycling trip. Osprey has a great reputation for making quality bags for adventures so we were excited to see a duffel designed with the cyclist in mind. The Trailkit is a 40 liter duffel/backpack weighing 1.93 lbs and easily fits most carry-on size restrictions. (bag is 22 … Continue reading Osprey Trailkit, duffel backpack designed for cyclists