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. With the summer travel season approaching why not use those opportunities to pick out something your traveling relative or friend will really love! Destination guides, gift cards, and other basics are always welcome, but we've put together a list of … Continue reading Travel Gifts They’ll Actually Use

Grandma Poppins Bag: what to carry when you’re traveling with kids

Whether you're on a flight or just around town, traveling with kids requires advance planning. Keep the children happy and you'll all enjoy the trip. But let them get bored... We are grandparents to five children and love taking them on trips or excursions. Sometimes it's just for fun, and sometimes it's an opportunity to … Continue reading Grandma Poppins Bag: what to carry when you’re traveling with kids

Best binoculars for travel (and home!)

I'm a birder and a nature enthusiast and always travel with binoculars. Unfortunately I also enjoy photography and dislike checking luggage. So I'm left with the dilemma of what to bring - gear or clothing? Well I did the research and found the best binoculars for travelling - lightweight binoculars that combine great optics in … Continue reading Best binoculars for travel (and home!)

What to Pack for Safari – Cameras, Gear and Gadgets

An African safari adventure presents the ultimate packing challenge. This bucket list trip is a big investment in time and money. You will likely be on long overseas flights where you'll want entertainment and comfort items, and short flights on bush planes where your luggage weight and size is severely restricted. And there are no … Continue reading What to Pack for Safari – Cameras, Gear and Gadgets

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