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

Gear and Gadgets – Safari packing

A safari adventure presents the ultimate packing challenge. A trip to Africa is a big investment in time and money. Long overseas flights, short flights on bush planes, and no convenience stores in the bush. All clothing, gear, and essentials must fit into what's basically a carry-on bag. And as a wildlife safari is a … Continue reading Gear and Gadgets – Safari packing

Egypt and Jordan: What to Pack

Traveling to Egypt or Jordan is a dream for many. Seeing the pyramids - the only Wonder of the Ancient World still standing. Cruising the Nile. Exploring the incredible, multicultural city of Cairo. There's so much culture and history to absorb! Then, if you're really lucky, you visit Kingdom of Jordan where you walk in … Continue reading Egypt and Jordan: What to Pack

Essentials for Surviving a Long Flight in Coach

A long flight is at once boring and exhausting. A First or Business Class seat allows you to stretch out, eat good food and generally 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 Essentials for Surviving a Long Flight in Coach

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