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…

Just Don’t: 5 Annoying Airplane Behaviors

If you travel more than a couple of times each year, you’re bound to develop some pet peeves. While overall, I’ve found most of my fellow travelers to be at least a little bit considerate, there are plenty of jackwagons who can make an already semi-stressful endeavor just a little bit more frustrating. So below…

Swimming with Sharks…Literally

For most of my life, I have been afraid of swimming in the ocean. Maybe it was the giant wave that sent my six-year-old self tumbling head over heels through the surf, maybe it was the stingray I almost stepped on in middle school, or maybe it was that time one of my high school “friends”–knowing…

Just Don't: 5 Annoying Airport Behaviors

Just Don’t: 5 Annoying Airport Behaviors

Airports are bustling places with a singular purpose: enable people to get from one place to another. Being that they are not, in and of themselves, destinations, most people are there to accomplish a specific task in a definitive amount of time in the most efficient and least stressful way possible. As with any holiday,…

Favorite Find: Kate Spade Piano Clutch

Favorite Finds are items that aren’t necessarily designed for travel but pack well and have come in handy for me on the road. This week’s Favorite Find is my Kate Spade Piano Clutch. The back story:  In addition to be a self-proclaimed overpacker, I’m also a purse fanatic. I’ve been on a bit of a…

Suitcase Confidential Laundry

Myth of Traveling Light: Laundry

When I started traveling more frequently, I scoured the web for any tips that could possibly help me manage my packing better. If you’ve ever googled “packing light,” you’ve likely come across one of the light packers’ cardinal rules: You don’t have to pack as many clothes because you can do laundry on your trip!…