Vegetarian or Vegan Traveling in Uganda

Vegetarian and vegan diets are not common in Uganda. And most tourists who go there aren’t either. The lodges can cater to vegetarians and vegans but just know that the meals won’t be as many options as for non-vegetarian guests. Some lodges might even seem like they just “threw” something together. And you might have to remind the staff about your diet a few times. … Continue reading Vegetarian or Vegan Traveling in Uganda

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

Review of the La Grande Colonial Hotel, La Jolla, California

I stayed at the La Grande Hotel last week with my husband and in-laws in an ocean view room, with two queen beds on the 5th floor (top floor) of the hotel. So a few notes and contet to keep in mind when reading this review: The trip was optimized for my elderly in-laws who don’t take vacations often, and definitely not at the beach. … Continue reading Review of the La Grande Colonial Hotel, La Jolla, California

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

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

Getting Off the Beaten Path in the Dominican Republic

Most people who visit the Dominican Republic fly directly in and out of Punta Cana and never visit the rest of the country. Most people are unaware of the rich history of the country and the historical sites such as Alcázar de Colón in the country’s capitol, Santa Domingo. This was the home of Diego Columbus, Christopher Columbus’s first-born, gifted to him from the Spanish King … Continue reading Getting Off the Beaten Path in the Dominican Republic

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?

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