Affordable Small Group Tours

Affordable Small Group Tours

Ten years ago, on my first overseas trip for work, I fell in love with traveling.  I really wanted to see more of the world but lacked the experience and confidence - as well as a traveling companion - to strike out on my own.  A few other international work trips followed, but I always had handlers making sure I wasn’t jailed or...

How To Survive Your First International Trip

How To Survive Your First International Trip

Preparing for your first international trip can be as exciting as it is stressful. When I first began traveling, there weren't the same resources available online for new travelers, and I was a nervous mess.  I caught my coat on fire the day of my flight in a freak space heater accident at work, missed my connection in Frankfurt, and arrived...

Best Travel Gear

Best Travel Gear

There is an entire industry trying to tell us we need to buy the latest and best travel gear on the market!  Over the years, I’ve learned to keep the travel-specific gear to a minimum and save my money for the trip itself.  Below are my favorites that help me pack smarter and stay organized, and necessities I...

Carry-On Size Limits

Carry-On Size Limits

Shopping for a new piece of luggage and need to know airlines’ carry-on size limits?  Want to avoid having to pay extra to check a too-big bag?  Or did you get your old suitcase stuck in the sizer at the gate, while the rest of the airport looked on in disgust?

I’ve done the work of checking the carry-on size limits of nearly 100...

How To Create A Packing List

How to Create A Packing List

When I travel, it’s often for work or a combination of business and leisure travel, so I have to create a detailed packing list or risk dying a slow, arduous death dragging my too-heavy bags over a border in the snow.  Sometimes I even have to pack for more than one season and continent (Asia to Europe in...

Best Travel Apps

Best Travel Apps

Having the best travel apps at your fingertips can save you time, money and headaches.  Check out my favorites and download them before your next trip!

TripIt

More than any other app, this one makes me feel like a pro traveler. TripIt takes all of your booking confirmation...