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

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

Stylish Outfits for Petite Women to Wear On Planes

I’ve read some great articles about what to wear on planes and in transit. But very few of the articles take petite womens needs into consideration. For instance, all of the articles I read suggest maxi dresses. I LOVE maxi dresses and I wish I could wear them but at almost 5′ tall, I just drown in most of them. So I decided to write … Continue reading Stylish Outfits for Petite Women to Wear On Planes

6 Inexpensive and Natural Health-Beauty Travel Hacks for Women and Men, That No One Else Talks About

For all my ladies (and gents) that want to look as put together, fresh and adorable while you travel as you do everyday, here are some easy, affordable hacks I’ve learned and tested throughout my travels. Emphasis on the affordable, easy to travel with as well as focus on as many natural products as possible. You can have an on-the-road health-beauty regimen that keeps you … Continue reading 6 Inexpensive and Natural Health-Beauty Travel Hacks for Women and Men, That No One Else Talks About

The Best Things to Buy on Travel to India: Ladies This Post is For You

One of the best activities for anyone traveling to India is to go shopping. Whether you like shopping or not, it doesn’t matter. There’s no denying the quality, range, and value. Throughout India you’ll find fine fabrics, tailors ready to custom fit you into suits or saris, art, furniture, designer shoes, handbags, fashion and the most stunning diamond and gold sets you’ve ever seen! The quality … Continue reading The Best Things to Buy on Travel to India: Ladies This Post is For You

The Best Time To Go Whale Watching in Monterey Bay, California

{The Best Time To Go Whale Watching} Short answer: Summer More nuanced answer: Keep reading I am going to assume that when people think about going whale watching, they want to see whales jump out of the water (breach) and see as many as possible. Some people care about seeing a variety of species while others don’t. The fact is there’s whale activity at Moss Landing, … Continue reading The Best Time To Go Whale Watching in Monterey Bay, California