10 Best Compact Binoculars for Hiking and Easy Travel

I'm a birder and nature lover and always travel with binoculars and camera. But, I also dislike checking luggage. I'm left with the choice 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 save space and weight in my … Continue reading 10 Best Compact Binoculars for Hiking and Easy Travel

65+ Best Travel Gifts (Practical Things They’ll Actually Use!)

Whether it's the holiday season, or birthdays, graduations, and weddings, gift-giving is always in season. If you have travel lovers on your list, show them you care by picking out a gift that reflects their travel style. Destination guides, a gift card, and other basics are always welcome, but we've put together a list of … Continue reading 65+ Best Travel Gifts (Practical Things They’ll Actually Use!)

Great Suggestions for 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 Great Suggestions for Stocking Stuffers for Travel Lovers

33 Ideas for a Grandma Bag: what to bring for the 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 33 Ideas for a Grandma Bag: what to bring for the kids

Practical Guide to the Best Binoculars and Gear for an African Photo Safari

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 Practical Guide to the Best Binoculars and Gear for an African Photo Safari

How to Survive Long Flights in Economy: be comfortable on a long haul flight

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: be comfortable on a long haul flight

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