Practical Travel Tips

Mostly Minimalist: What’s In Your Travel Make-up Kit?

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that I have recommended. While clicking these links won’t cost you any extra money, they will help me keep this site up and running. Minimalist packing is all about taking the essentials. When… Continue reading Mostly Minimalist: What’s In Your Travel Make-up Kit?

Practical Travel Tips

Mostly Minimalist: Just Say No to “Just In Case” Packing

“No more just-in-case packing, no more just-in-case packing.” That’s my mantra these days. I will not succumb to the urge to pack everything we might possibly need. You should have seen all that I schlepped to Europe for 10-week study abroad program way back in 1992. Remember those days when international travel allowed you could… Continue reading Mostly Minimalist: Just Say No to “Just In Case” Packing

Practical Travel Tips

Got a Holiday & Big Family Trip Coming Up? Use the 4-Gifts Rule to Get Everyone Ready!

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that I have recommended. While clicking these links won’t cost you any extra money, they will help me keep this site up and running. My dad is impossible to shop for. Impossible. There are… Continue reading Got a Holiday & Big Family Trip Coming Up? Use the 4-Gifts Rule to Get Everyone Ready!

Practical Travel Tips

Traveling with a Little One? Here’s the Toy You NEED!

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that I have recommended. While clicking these links won’t cost you any extra money, they will help me keep this site up and running. A year before we took Little A abroad for… Continue reading Traveling with a Little One? Here’s the Toy You NEED!

Wandering Thoughts

Don’t Call It a Bucket List: Why You Should Change Your Attitude Toward Travel

I’ve never liked the term “bucket list.” In case you’ve forgotten, bucket list is shorthand for things you want to do before you kick the bucket. To me, that’s just morbid. It also suggests that you have only one shot at a particular experience. I’ll explain what I mean with an illustration from when I studied abroad… Continue reading Don’t Call It a Bucket List: Why You Should Change Your Attitude Toward Travel

Travel Inspiration

Destination Goals: Where to Travel & What to Do When You Have a Little One

As older parents, The Husband and I are often out of sync with the parents of Little A’s friends. We didn’t spend our 20s, 30s, or even part of our 40s being parents. We had an independence that some folks might envy. Traveling regularly was how we best expressed our independence. Yes, it was great to… Continue reading Destination Goals: Where to Travel & What to Do When You Have a Little One