Travel Tale: Go with the Gondola

Gondolas. One cannot think of the city of Venice without picturing those long, skinny and beautifully crafted boats and their perfectly uniformed gondoliers. As my husband and I were preparing for our trip to Italy a couple of years ago, we struggled with the question of whether or not to spend money on a gondola…

The Struggle is Real: Finding a Good Travel Tote

Finding a bag that can pass for your personal item on the plane while holding a laptop, notebooks, files and all of the modern traveler’s accessories is a real pain. That pain is amplified when said bag needs to also pass for a business bag at whatever event or meeting you’re traveling to. My personal…

The Struggle is Real: Finding a Good Carry-On Suitcase

Several months ago, I was one of the unfortunate travelers who got caught up in finding out about Delta’s tighter restrictions on carry-on suitcases while at the gate. Despite the fact that I had been traveling with the same Jansport roll aboard suitcase for years and knew darn well that it fit in the overhead bins (wheels…

How To: Fly with Fresh Flowers

On a trip to Chicago in October 2013, I was faced with a brand new travel question that I’d never considered: can you fly with fresh flower arrangements? Ultimately, the answer is YES! But it was a long and somewhat nerve-racking road to discover that answer: It was a cold, windy night in Chicago when…