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…

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…

Favorite Find: Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer

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 Bath & Body Works “PocketBac” Hand Sanitizer. The back story: Hand sanitizer is on the list of things that I don’t leave home without when I travel.…

Confession: The One Time I Tried Packing Light

For me, how and what I pack has always been a very personal thing, and I have been somewhat embarrassed by my overpacking ways, particularly when someone with whom I spend a lot of time finds out. The embarrassment, I would discover, was even worse when it was my colleagues (rather than my friends) who…