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…