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

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

Easy to Use, Free App to Stay Organized Before, During, and After Traveling: Trello

Most people do at least some research about their destination before they head out. You might have collected restaurant, bar, entertainment and shopping recommendations from your friends. So where do you organize and store all of that info? And how do you ensure it’s accessible during your travels? The answer: Trello. So I’m totally nerding out right now but I live in Silicon Valley…what do … Continue reading Easy to Use, Free App to Stay Organized Before, During, and After Traveling: Trello

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

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

Fly Return or Two 1-Ways to Kona & Hilo? What To Consider; Big Island, Hawaii

The Big Island of Hawaii has two major airports, Kona and Hilo. I’m currently planning a trip there now and I’ve been debating about whether to fly round trip or do, two one- ways. I’ve decided to fly round trip to Kailua-Kona airport because I can fly direct from San Francisco and because I am staying on the island long enough (8 full days to … Continue reading Fly Return or Two 1-Ways to Kona & Hilo? What To Consider; Big Island, Hawaii

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