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What’s In My Carry-On Bag?

We’re all a little voyeuristic, aren’t we? I love seeing what other travelers pack. It’s fun to get a peek into another person’s world, but I also find lots of stuff I may not know I needed. I know I’m not alone in this, so here is what’s in my carry-on bag. Really I’m sharing what is in my personal carry-on bag. A personal item is classified by the airlines as a laptop bag, backpack, tote bag or any other...

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How to Be a Nicer Traveler – Keys to Better Airplane Etiquette

I consider myself to be a pretty nice person.  I say thank you and hold doors open for people and I’m sure there are other things that would place me in the nice column.  But when you travel regularly you can become a bit arrogant.  I know I’m certainly guilty of being impatient with people when I’m traveling and am always working on how to be a nicer traveler. Practicing good airplane etiquette should be fairly simple. We’re all in...

10 of the Best Beauty & Wellness Items for Travel

Several years ago I went on a weekend getaway with a girlfriend. This girl is beautiful and never has a hair out of place and her makeup is always perfect. Do you know anyone like that? I certainly am not like that and was anxious to see what beauty products she traveled with. Turns out, not many. Meanwhile, I travel with a million beauty products and still look only slightly better than a troll. I’m a pretty high maintenance girl....

Are These the Best Pants for Travel? – Athleta’s Skyline

Curious about whether Athleta’s Skyline Pant is the best pants for travel? So was I after seeing them all over the place online. I bought a pair and have road-tested them for you and present my review of Athleta’s Skyline Pants. Are these the best travel pants and would they replace my favorite Athleta leggings?  Athleta has quickly become one of my favorite companies. Not only do they make wonderful clothing, but they also do a wonderful job of representing...

Want to Pack More? Here’s the Best Gear to Use

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.” Cesar Pavese Packing well is part art and part science.  We want to take as much stuff as possible in the smallest space possible. If you want to pack more, having the right packing gear is essential. It can make all the difference in how much you can pack and what it looks like when you arrive.  Here’s the best packing gear I have found. This list is small but...

First Time Flying? What to Expect Step By Step – 2021

First time flying? Or maybe it’s been a while? From packing to security to boarding, there’s a lot to think about when flying and it can be overwhelming. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know when flying for the first time. This is the first in my Travel 101 series of posts on the basics of travel. This series will primarily be geared to the new or infrequent traveler. However, as someone that travels a lot,...

7 Tips To Get More Sleep When Traveling

As much as I love to travel, I haven’t resorted to sleeping on floors. And at this age, I don’t see that ever happening. If you’re young and your back can handle it, go for it! Regardless of where you sleep, it can tough to get enough sleep when traveling. So I’m sharing 7 tips to get more sleep when traveling. My bed is one of my favorite places to be. I love my sheets and my pillow and I...

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Why I Love the Away Everywhere Bag – Review 2020

Away Everywhere Bag 2020 Update I’ve been using my Everywhere Bag for a year now! I still love it and am very impressed that it looks brand new even with the wear and tear I put it through traveling. The fabric, zippers, and straps show no signs of wear and still work perfectly. The craftmanship of Away products is outstanding and their products are by far the best quality travel gear I’ve used. Away Everywhere Bag Review When you travel...

3 Travel Accessories Under $10

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I use and love and think you will too. “Sometimes ,” said Pooh, “the smallest things take up the most space in your heart.” Little things often have the biggest impact on our experiences. Read on to discover three little travel accessories that will make travel better and all are under $10! A couple of weeks ago, I...