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…

Introducing Stay Nauti

With absolute joy, I’m proud to introduce you all to Stay NautiTM, a brand that I’ve been building quietly behind the scenes for over a year. Born out of my love of all things water and fueled by my desire to share that love with the world, I’ve created fun hats, visors and totes that…

Out with the Old: My New Favorite Travel Tote

Well, ladies, it’s come time for me to say goodbye to my beloved Lole Lily travel tote. This amazing bag has flown across the continent (and ocean) more times than I can count over the last three-and-a-half years. Though I’m saying goodbye to her, don’t take it as an un-recommendation. I’ve loved my Lole Lily as much as…

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…