Packing for Maui or the Big Island of Hawaii When You’re Not Staying in a Hotel or Resort

Why write this article? There are a lot of Hawaii and island-specific packing list articles already on the internet? So why write one more? This is specifically for people staying in a condo with a full kitchen. IMHO, most packing lists are missing some finer details. This is for women who like to pack light. There are all kinds of accommodations on Maui and the … Continue reading Packing for Maui or the Big Island of Hawaii When You’re Not Staying in a Hotel or Resort

Travel Earbuds for Petite Women or Anyone With REALLY Small Ears

I recently flew on KLM Airlines from San Francisco to Uganda. It was really cool that they offered passengers complimentary headphones. They were the blue ones you see below, with the bubble ears (I don’t know what they’re actually called). But they didn’t stay in my ears. Am I the only petite woman with this problem? I have very small ears and I’ve tried several … Continue reading Travel Earbuds for Petite Women or Anyone With REALLY Small Ears

Women: Balancing Comfort and Photography Equipment While Traveling; Heavy DSLR Lenses and Mistakes I Made.

I made a pretty big mistake today. I rented an f2.8, 70-200mm lens for my Canon T6s and I literally couldn’t hold it up for more than a few minutes. It is SO heavy…5lb. to be exact. I’m going gorilla trekking in Uganda so I can’t rely on a monopod or tripod. I have to take something that I can carry and manage by myself … Continue reading Women: Balancing Comfort and Photography Equipment While Traveling; Heavy DSLR Lenses and Mistakes I Made.

Where To Shop For Petite Clothing in the USA

Alphabetical Order by Category Links directly to petite section Modern Fashion American Eagle Outfitters – $$ Ann Taylor Petite  – $$, $$$ Anthropologie Petite  – $$$ (they define petite as skinny, NOT short) Aritzia – $ (don’t carry petite specific sizes, but runs short/small) Asos Petite – $ (online only) Banana Republic Petite – $$$ Bloomingdale’s Petite – $$$ Dress Barn Petite – $,$$ Express … Continue reading Where To Shop For Petite Clothing in the USA

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

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

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

In this article: Itinerary + Context of My Trip to Uganda Luggage To Take to Uganda Clothes Shoes Travel Gear Camera Gear Bush Bathroom Breaks Not JUST for Petite Women: Even though the title of this article states that it’s especially for petite women, this article is applicable to all women. I call out petites and make product recommendations accordingly because I’m petite (4’11”) and … Continue reading Women’s Guide to Packing for A Trip to Uganda; Petite Women You’ll ESPECIALLY Like This.

Girls Afternoon Out: High Tea at Crown & Crumpet, San Francisco, California

So this past weekend I went to high tea at Crown & Crumpet in the Japantown area of San Francisco. It’s a cute little British teahouse popular amongst women to grab tea and treats. They also have a room for private events, which is where I was for a baby shower. {Getting There} Crown & Crumpet is in the Free People Building across from Hotel … Continue reading Girls Afternoon Out: High Tea at Crown & Crumpet, San Francisco, California

Cheaper Alternative to Packing Cubes: for Petite Women Travelers

My cheaper alternative to packing cubes is large (gallon size) re-sealable aka ziploc bags. This is a #TravelHack that works for petite women since our clothes are so small! I tried to pack my husband’s clothes in re-sealable bags too. It didn’t work. So for all the elbows to the face while clubbing, having to stand on stools to reach our kitchen cabinets, and awkwardness getting … Continue reading Cheaper Alternative to Packing Cubes: for Petite Women Travelers

Want to Travel Solo But Not Sure Where to Start?

Traveling solo has been an incredibly enriching experience for me. And in this article I am going to share some tips on how others that are even remotely interested, can prepare themselves mentally and emotionally, tactically and financially. I was a late bloomer. Unlike most my of peers, when we 18 and fresh grads out of high school, who were ready to fly far far … Continue reading Want to Travel Solo But Not Sure Where to Start?