Travel is exciting ... until it's not. The weeks before a trip are busy and fun. You're booking restaurants, anticipating activities, and planning your travel clothing. And then suddenly, after all the buildup, you're on a plane with nothing to do. Air travel can be at best tedious, and at worst anxiety producing. I've put … Continue reading 21 Things to Do On a Plane That’ll Make Time FLY
Getting ready to air travel is exciting; we pick our seats, plan our traveling outfits, and download some entertainment for the flight. And then we begin to pack. That's when we decide what bags to carry onboard the plane. And we start rationalizing... 'duffel bags will fit the bag sizer if they're squished a bit.' … Continue reading How to Measure Carry-On Bags & more luggage questions (2023)
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 (2023)
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)
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 (2023)
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
How to create a travel journal that will be useful, easy to keep, and a great keepsake of your trip.