How to Pack Light for 2 weeks: Top Tips for Carry-On Travel (2022)

Travel has become very challenging these last few years. Airlines have added fees for everything from choosing a seat to when you can board and, of course, what luggage you can take on your flight. Adding even more stress to the traveler are all the recent news photos showing rooms full of 'lost' luggage. What's … Continue reading How to Pack Light for 2 weeks: Top Tips for Carry-On Travel (2022)

Packing List For a 7 Day Cruise in the Caribbean (free packing list)

A mid-winter getaway is a treat for New Englanders like me. Spending a week on a cruise ship sailing among Caribbean islands and you’ve made a snowbird's dream come true. If you’re looking forward to a week in the Caribbean read on for my packing list for a 7-day cruise in the Caribbean. So what … Continue reading Packing List For a 7 Day Cruise in the Caribbean (free packing list)

25 Essential Things to Pack in Your Cruise Carry-On Bag (2022)

It's embarkation day! You’re off on that most relaxing of vacations, a cruise! But when you arrive at the cruise terminal your luggage (with well-marked luggage tags) is whisked away from you with the promise that it’ll be in your cruise cabin later that day. If you know what to pack in your carry on … Continue reading 25 Essential Things to Pack in Your Cruise Carry-On Bag (2022)

15 Best Personal Carry-On Bags for Your Flight (2022)

We've all been there - finally settled into the seat when you realize your sweater - book - whatever - is in the overhead compartment. Your choice is now to do without your needed item, or squeeze back into the aisle, jostling your neighbors as you wrestle your bag from the packed bin, dig through … Continue reading 15 Best Personal Carry-On Bags for Your Flight (2022)

Carry-On vs Personal Item: how to manage your baggage allowance

You've booked your flight, decided on your travel wardrobe, and you're ready to pack. You've checked out the airline's website and see they limit you to bringing (for example) one "personal item," and/or one "carry-on bag" or "hand luggage" or "cabin baggage" on board the plane. What does all this mean? And how do you … Continue reading Carry-On vs Personal Item: how to manage your baggage allowance

5 Best Packing Apps for Easy Travel: Travelers Over 50 Approved

Have you ever forgotten an essential item on your trips? Or come home with a heavy suitcase full of unworn clothing? Using a packing list app will be one the best travel tools you'll find to make your trips easier. Whether you are going on an around the world adventure, or off to visit family, … Continue reading 5 Best Packing Apps for Easy Travel: Travelers Over 50 Approved

Packing Smart for a Luxury Mediterranean Cruise in 2022 (free packing list)

Nothing says 'bucket List' like a Mediterranean cruise vacation! Blue seas, balmy winds, and Instagram-worthy ports of call. But for first time cruisers in the Mediterranean, packing for a luxury cruise in Europe can be a challenge. What to wear on a Mediterranean cruise is very different from what you'd wear on a Caribbean cruise. … Continue reading Packing Smart for a Luxury Mediterranean Cruise in 2022 (free packing list)