Packing

Family packing tips

Packing tips for families plus a Free Like Birdie giveaway

I've been a family traveler for over a decade and I will admit that every time I go anywhere I dread packing. But since packing and traveling go together inevitably, I've developed some strategies that help make it a little less painful. With your …

Summer travel with kids

Summer travel: Packing your first aid kit

The summer travel season is almost upon us and you better believe I’m doing my happy dance right now. In fact, I don’t know whose more ready for school to be over: Me or my eight- and eleven-year-old. Right now I’ve got all our summer travel …

Packing for two weeks in Europe

Packing a travel blogger’s backpack

Packing. That's what I'm doing. We leave for two weeks in Europe today and I'm immersed in that getting-ready-to-go stage as I assemble all the clothes and gear we'll need. It occurred to me in the middle of all this that the contents of my backpack …

So should you pack baby's toys?

Traveling with babies or toddlers? What to bring (and what to leave at home)

With Mother’s Day coming up next Sunday, I’ve decided to dedicate each day this week to offering tips, inspiration, and stories to all the traveling moms out there, especially those who might be questioning how, where, or why they can bring their …

It's super-easy to fill a Travalo with perfume from your full-sized bottle.

Travalo means no more spilled perfume (plus a nice giveaway)

Congratulations to pbxne who will smell good even at Angkor Wat with her Travalo! And stay tuned to see who wins the $400 flight voucher. Thanks all or participating. For many, many years (over a decade in fact) I wore Elizabeth Arden's Fifth …