Packing for Safari in a Carry-On

… lessons learned Five years ago we traveled on what we expected to be THE once-in-a-lifetime trip – an African Safari! But safaris are addictive, and with retirement and a big birthday to celebrate we decided to splurge on a second trip. We contacted Rhino Africa again [see review: Rhino Africa - our Choice for … Continue reading Packing for Safari in a Carry-On

Carry-On for a Bike and Barge trip

A cycling journey is a great way to really see an area. Biking through the countryside, stopping at local coffee shops, and picnicking along the way, gives you the chance to experience a culture as a traveler instead of a tourist. Many groups offer cycling tours, some staying at hotels along the way with a … Continue reading Carry-On for a Bike and Barge trip

Pack Lighter (and smarter) with Stylebook

Making a packing list is the tried-and-true way to ensure you have everything you need for your trip. But how many times have you brought home unworn clothes or found you'd left an essential wardrobe piece behind? I admit to being a packing nerd - constantly in search for the perfect bag and the ultimate … Continue reading Pack Lighter (and smarter) with Stylebook

The Right ‘Personal Item’ for your Flight

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 it … Continue reading The Right ‘Personal Item’ for your Flight

Review: The OMG from Lo & Sons

I was thrilled to receive the OMG* as a Christmas gift. I'd been looking for a bag that would fit all my carry-on needs but would be fashionable enough to use as an, albeit large, handbag for day use and the occasional meeting. I chose the OMG because of its interior organization and clean lines. … Continue reading Review: The OMG from Lo & Sons