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How to pack light | Travel Tips

Packing light is easy for some people, like myself, for instance. But that wasn’t always the case! I used to overpack WAY to much! Until I decided that waiting at carousel’s for my luggage, or dragging a monstrous bag around a city got old fast! So I surveyed the...

I am a Solo Traveler | Travel Tips

There are so many types of travelers – the group traveler, the family traveler, the group of friends traveler…and then there is the solo traveler. I happen to be that one, for my personal travel. I think coupled with the fact, that since an early age (4 to be exact) I...

How to plan a trip in about 8 steps || Travel Tips

I thought about this the other day when I started thinking about my upcoming trip to Vietnam in October. “How do I plan this trip?” Gary & I in Australia So I thought I’d pull it apart and let you in on what I do for my personal trips… 🙂 Choose your...

My favorite Flight Tracking Travel Apps || Travel Tips

There are a zillion apps for our travel plans – packing apps, maps, where to eat, what to see apps…and there are apps to keep our flights in order. There are 3 that I use on my phone – Trip Case – Apple Wallet – Flight Aware. Why?...

Money – ATMs, Credit Cards or Cash, oh my! || Travel Tips

Oh, the angst – what to bring for currency when we travel. Do you bring cash? How much cash? Do you get the destination currency in your home country so you have some to travel with? Or do you get it changed as soon as you land in the airport? What about credit cards? Will...

Great destinations for this fall || Travel Experiences

While I was away in Australia for a month, I did lots of reading – reading about all things travel, of course, among other great reads. 🙂 And one of the things I loved to read was where websites like Travel & Leisure, Fodor’s, Budget Travel, Forbes, Conde Nast and...

Staying “connected” while traveling | Travel Tips

Whether you are traveling solo or with a group, it’s inevitable that you will be keeping in contact with home, or loved ones. The Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia Almost everyone who travels has a smart phone of some sort…and there is always SOMEWHERE where there is some free...

Why I Choose Airbnb | Travel Tips

I was first introduced to Airbnb by my friend Jeanie, when we were staying a few days after our Turkey Travel Experience back in 2013. We stayed in a really cute apartment and I couldn’t believe how inexpensive it was, as well as being so central to where we going to...

How to find great deals on flights | Travel Tips

Finding cheap flights isn’t as difficult as you may think it is. If you are flexible with dates and where you begin and end, then you may be pleasantly surprised! Two of my favorite websites I use are Travelpirates.com and Google.com/flights I will also say I use an “incognito”...

Carry-on Checklist | Travel Tips

Carry-on Checklist As some of my blog readers may (or may not know) I tend to only use a carry-on when I travel. I wrote about it here once and listed all I bring on a 12 or more day trip. The reason being is so that I’m not lugging around a monster piece of luggage, weighing me...