I hope there’s a romantic winter getaway in your very near future! Are you wondering what to pack? Whether it’s your first weekend away together or your tenth anniversary, you’ll want to look and feel stylish in a real world kind of way. You definitely don’t want to work to hard at it! So here’s what I’m […]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I got into a long conversation about breast cancer with some Delta Airlines flight attendants, not long ago. I was on a flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas. Why did cancer come up? I was traveling with a friend who had been recently diagnosed with a different form of the Big […]
Sure, we all want the fancy stuff – the GoPro camera and the light-as-air laptop and the high-design luggage. But here are three inexpensive travel gadgets that should come off your “want list” and jump right into your suitcase. Each of these items costs under $20, which means they also make great gifts.
September is the perfect time of year to visit Seattle. The summer crowds have faded away. The weather is still mild and – at least for this area – somewhat dry. Hotels start offering their off-season prices around this time, too. So what is there to do in Seattle in September? So, so much.
I admit that I used to love to travel. (Doesn’t that sound a bit strange, coming from a travel blogger?) Honestly I just like being in a new place. The act of getting there is pretty much a ‘necessary evil’. Jaded? I’ don’t think so. But after years of doing what needs to be done, so that […]
Forget those unstylish fanny packs and the awkward bra stashes. There’s a new hidden storage solution on the market, and it’s something that is fashionable that will become your must-have necessity on your travels. The Speakeasy Supply Co. (founded by fellow travel blogger Bethany Salvon of Beers and Beans), have designed a special infinity scarf […]
I recently received a special offer from a trusted travel site – a source I purchase from regularly online. Okay, it was Gilt, in fact. I’m a big fan of the members-only shopping site and I’m either pleased or embarrassed (depending on the day) to say that I am a Gilt Noir member in good standing. […]
Feel comfortable renting a holiday apartment or vacation home on your next getaway. Here’s how.
Today I’m writing about three of my newest followers. Their online profiles caught my attention and caused me to do a little more digging. And the more I saw, the more I liked.
Travel + Leisure Magazine has announced the winners of their 10th annual design awards. The 2014 winners include a cultural center in Mexico City (pictured above), which looks like a place I’d like to spend a few days…
Travel can jolt you out of the mundane. Inspire you. As a travel blogger and pattern designer, I wander the globe, looking at things in a specific way, hoping to create something new from the colors and shapes I see or the emotions I feel as I’m exposed to different light. My ancestors were travelers, too. […]
When I’m packing for a road trip, either in the US or abroad, I plan pretty carefully. Why? Experience. Too many times I’ve realized what I needed or wanted only after I was halfway to my destination. And I used to end up with way too much stuff to lug around. Now, since I travel so […]
I love hotels. But sometimes I particularly like renting an apartment or house – even the occasional grand villa for a special occasion. When I rent a home, small or otherwise, I have a completely different experience than I do when I stay in a traditional hotel. I’m picky about what I rent, of course. […]
So my husband and I have decided to do a “progressive” road trip this year, with stops in as many US states as we can manage. We call it a progressive trip, because we’re doing it in stages – even leaving our small SUV parked in an airport satellite lot for a month while we manage […]
After a whirlwind week of anniversary celebrations, out of town guests and an awesome birthday party, I’m now writing my first post on my new retina-display iPad. So I’m feeling kind of “techie”. And I’m inspired to share three new (at least to me) travel apps that look useful and fun. 1. The first one […]
With the help of a stranger, my husband and I once confiscated keys, commandeered a tour bus and managed to find our way back to the remote French country house where we had been staying. It was one of those adventures that makes for a good story, after the fact. Now it’s amusing, but in […]
Okay, I have to say, I just had a pretty great experience dealing with the folks of @DeltaAssist, the Twitter-based customer service arm of Delta Airlines. I needed some information on some trips I took earlier in the year, for tax purposes, and I was on a deadline. I really didn’t expect to get […]
Still stuck on what to get that special traveler this holiday season? Here are five things I find make traveling easier and more fun — from a super $5 stocking stuffer, on up! Most of these items I already own and travel with regularly – and they make unexpected and useful gifts for someone who […]
‘Tis the season to get in the car and drive. I’m a big fan of the road trip, whether it leads to Grandma’s house or a grand adventure. I like regional road trips and even international road trips, where the signs aren’t in English and the GPS lady has a funny accent. I love […]
Want to travel like a pro? Here are a few things that will make your trip more pleasant, and both you and your fellow travelers more comfortable:
Beyond the GPS… Here is a great list from Conde Nast Traveler, called “The 26 Travel Apps that will Change your Life!” Check the list out HERE. I use some of these, but didn’t even know about some of the others. Thanks Wendy Perrin and Conde Nast Traveler!