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…

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…

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…

Budget Travel Hack: Free Pickup/Drop-Off

There are so many costs involved in traveling—from airfare to hotels, ground transportation, tours, food and souvenirs, and they can add up quickly. I’ve been lucky enough to book most of my hotel and airfare expenses using points and miles—and ever since I signed up for the Chase Reserve card last year, I started adding…

Airport Security in a Snap

For less-than-frequent travelers, the security procedures at airports can be daunting and frustrating. Having gone through my fair share of airport security checkpoints, I put together these six helpful tips to hopefully get you through: Follow the Liquids Rule. I’ve probably been through security at least 100 times over the last decade, and the one thing…