Category: Travel Tips

Six packing hacks anyone can use

Six packing hacks anyone can use

Other than dealing with travel delays, packing might be the worst part of traveling. And I nearly always leave it to the very last minute. So, while I usually forget at least one thing, I can at least credit myself with being a fast and […]

Travel tips: Four souvenirs worth buying

Travel tips: Four souvenirs worth buying

Everyone loves to souvenir shop when visiting a new place, but it’s easy to buy junk that you’re never going to use (e.g., keychains, shot glasses, or other totally useless trinkets). And they always seem to pile up in a drawer full of other things […]

International travel with kids: Everything you need to do before you leave

International travel with kids: Everything you need to do before you leave

Traveling within the country with kids can be a beast in itself. But what about going outside the country? Sounds exhausting, right? It doesn’t have to be. In fact, international travel with kids is hardly different than traveling without them… from a planning perspective at least! […]

The best suitcase for every budget: My favorite hard-sided carry-ons

The best suitcase for every budget: My favorite hard-sided carry-ons

Even for the infrequent traveler, your carry-on suitcase is important. You have to drag it through the airport, pack all of your belongings in it, and it needs to hold up for a long period of time. Investing in the best suitcase for your budget […]

My top five ways to travel comfortably with kids

My top five ways to travel comfortably with kids

How to travel comfortably without sacrificing too much luggage space: When I pack for a trip, it’s all about balancing two goals: to travel comfortably and carry less stuff. I recently wrote another post about how to pack lighter with kids, which is important because ultimately, you’ve got to […]

Flying alone with a toddler: how to simplify and keep everyone happy

Flying alone with a toddler: how to simplify and keep everyone happy

How to make traveling solo with your little one a stress-free endeavor

Getting Started with Frequent Flier and Hotel Loyalty Programs

Getting Started with Frequent Flier and Hotel Loyalty Programs

Frequent flier miles, hotel loyalty points, and travel point-earning credit cards can get you to your next vacation faster

Five Tips for Packing Light, Even With Small Kids

Five Tips for Packing Light, Even With Small Kids

For shorter trips, and especially for fair weather vacations, here are a few tips to pack light and avoid checking your little one’s bags.

Guilt-free vacationing without your kids

Guilt-free vacationing without your kids

Traveling without your kids is important for your own personal health. Here are a few tricks to guilt-free vacationing without your kids.

Save your skin during long-haul flights

Save your skin during long-haul flights

My skin has always been an issue for me. In fact, I’m still dealing with bad skin in my 30s. In the last few years, I’ve tried hundreds (seriously) of products and been fairly diligent about sticking to a routine, but every single time I […]