Ladies: Long Haul Flights Carry-On List

Ladies, this post is totally for you and the items to pack in your carry-on for those long haul flights; including things to keep you entertained, fed, and feeling as fresh as possible. This article focuses on traveling light with items that are travel friendly. Below is a photo of what I typically carry in my carry on backpack for international flights. For your reference, … Continue reading Ladies: Long Haul Flights Carry-On List

Packing Hack: Pre-Packing Your Gear for Gorilla and Chimp Trekking in East Africa

When you’re packing for a big trip like East Africa, there’s your gear, clothing, shoes and toiletries. When you go gorilla or chimp trekking in Uganda, Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo there’s a set of items you’ll need. While packing your backpack, duffel bag or other luggage put your chimp and gorilla trekking gear in its own separate bag/packing cube. Then put that … Continue reading Packing Hack: Pre-Packing Your Gear for Gorilla and Chimp Trekking in East Africa

Vegetarian and Vegan Traveler’s Survival Secrets

Traveling abroad while vegetarian and/or vegan can be challenging. Awareness of vegetarian and vegan diets is spreading across the globe and there are restaurants ranging from hole-in-the-wall cafes to fine dining that are entirely vegetarian or vegan. But on the flip side there are still restaurants that offer pretty limited vegan or vegetarian choices. This will continue to change over time. In all of my … Continue reading Vegetarian and Vegan Traveler’s Survival Secrets

Travel Hacks: Preparing For Your Return, BEFORE You Leave on Vacation

Part of traveling is returning home. It’s the harsh reality that eventually we have to get back to…reality. Americans especially, get less vacation time, compared to other countries, so maximizing time on vacation is often the priority. And that means less time to get re-settled, upon the return. You and/or your significant other, might have to get to work the next day. Your kids might … Continue reading Travel Hacks: Preparing For Your Return, BEFORE You Leave on Vacation

husband and wife standing in front of entrance to Hawaii Volcano National Park

Review of Studio Apartment Accommodations in Volcano, Big Island Hawaii: 5th Street Ohana

I started writing this post right after my visit to Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, two days before the massive eruption at Kilauea. I didn’t finish nor publish it until now, simply because of the volatile situation on the island. My husband and I were extremely lucky to experience the beauty of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HVNP), and to see the glow of … Continue reading Review of Studio Apartment Accommodations in Volcano, Big Island Hawaii: 5th Street Ohana

3 Travel-friendly Dresses for Petite Women Who Prefer Flat Shoes

I used to wear heels all the time. Now I avoid it if I can. Even though I’m only 4’11” the pain isn’t worth the price. This Orange County girl’s motto is now, function over fashion. And while traveling, in particular, going with flats makes sense – traversing uneven sidewalks, walking uphill and downhill, etc. I think everyone has received the memo by now…flats don’t … Continue reading 3 Travel-friendly Dresses for Petite Women Who Prefer Flat Shoes

Womens’ Guide to Packing for A Trip to Uganda; Petite Women You’ll ESPECIALLY Like This.

Whenever I start packing for a trip to Africa I always imagine that I’m going to look like Meryl Streep from Out of Africa…but in reality I look pretty much the same as on any other day. But my upcoming trip to Uganda is a little different because there are restrictions that I didn’t worry about on my previous trips to Southern Africa. For example, … Continue reading Womens’ Guide to Packing for A Trip to Uganda; Petite Women You’ll ESPECIALLY Like This.

5 Things For Couples To Do In Vegas That Don’t Involve Casinos nor Clubbing

Vegas isn’t all gambling, getting sh*t faced drunk and dancing in stilettos until you can no longer stand. For those couples looking for a chill visit to Vegas it’s not only doable but super fun {and romantic} too! As a bonus, below you’ll find some notes about where to eat in Vegas for vegans and vegetarians. {Things To Do in Vegas Sans Casinos and Clubbing} … Continue reading 5 Things For Couples To Do In Vegas That Don’t Involve Casinos nor Clubbing

Vegan and Vegetarian Dining in Volcano, Big Island Hawaii

I started writing this post right after my visit to Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, two days before the massive eruption at Kilauea. I didn’t finish nor publish it until now, simply because of the volatile situation on the island. My husband and I were extremely lucky to experience the beauty of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HVNP), and to see the glow of … Continue reading Vegan and Vegetarian Dining in Volcano, Big Island Hawaii

Where To/Not Eat For Vegans and Vegetarians in Downtown La Jolla, California

{Where To/Not Eat For Vegetarians in Downtown La Jolla, California} Thai food: We walked to Aroi Cafe, a spunky Thai restaurant with a somewhat diner feel. This place is very vegan and vegetarian friendly. The vegetarian fresh rolls were tasty, and they can make their curries mild for anyone who doesn’t like food that’s too spicy. We were a party of 4 adults and ordered … Continue reading Where To/Not Eat For Vegans and Vegetarians in Downtown La Jolla, California