Never Travel Without: Carabiners

While no two trips are alike, there are a few, stalwart items that I can’t live without on the road. Some are expected (noise canceling headphones), but some, like the one I’ll share today, are not. Today, that item is: carabiners. I’ve been a fan of carabiners since middle school, when it was “cool” to…

Review: 5 Years Later with the Lipault Spinner

Finding a good carry-on suitcase is a monumental task, and Delta’s tighter restrictions on the size of carry-on luggage five years ago led me on an Odyssean-like journey to find a new one. Ultimately, I selected the Lipault Paris 22″ Upright 4-Wheeled Carry-On (now called the Original Plume Spinner 55/20). After more than 5 years and nearly…

Seven Tips for Surviving a Work Conference in Vegas

There are SO many conferences in my industry that take place in Vegas. And once you’ve been there for work, it’s easy to see why. The resorts can hold a lot of guests, have great meeting spaces, and offer tons in the way of entertainment and dining. However, I can say without a doubt that…

Review: eBags TLS Mother Load Weekender Convertible Junior

Google “travel backpack,” and one of the first results you’ll see is for the eBags TLS Mother Load Weekender. The bag comes in many different “versions,” from a full-size, junior, wheeled and more. I bought the Convertible Junior, and this review would have been totally different if I had written it a month ago. The…

10 Things to Pack in Your Travel Medicine Kit

If you adventure hard enough, you’re going to want (and need) at least a small medical kit with you. I personally measure the awesomeness of a trip by how many bruises I get (and how f*ed up my mani/pedi is at the end). Bonus points for breaking skin.  Even if you don’t intend to adventure…