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Complete Guide – How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

You’ve planned for months and spent lots of money to go on your dream vacation. The last thing you want is to spend it on the toilet with traveler’s diarrhea or limping through that once-in-a-lifetime experience. You need to travel healthy to avoid these scenarios. To me traveling healthy includes being prepared with medicine and first aid items, you might need. And healthy travel tips to help you stay well. With some planning and some strategic packing, you can bring...

Your Complete Packing List for Mexico – 2020

You’ve booked your dream vacation to Mexico! Here is your packing list for Mexico. This list includes not only items you must bring but things you should leave at home. This list will work when packing for Mexico beaches and all-inclusive vacations. With its beautiful beaches, rich culture and history, delicious food, and gorgeous weather, Mexico is a perennial favorite with tourists. Its proximity to the US, Canada, and western Europe and reasonable prices make a vacation to Mexico a...

25 Travel Gift Ideas under $20 the Travelers in Your Life Will Love

Not sure what to get the traveler on your holiday gift list? Below are 25 travel gift ideas for all the travelers on your list. On a budget? All of these items are less than $20 and many are less than $10 making them perfect stocking stuffers. Some are super practical and others are just plain fun. What are you waiting for? Twenty-five great travel gift ideas await! Start shopping! Awesome Travel Gift Ideas for Everyone 1) Travelon Set of...

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...

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,...

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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...