My 10 travel essentials

Overhauled & updated April 2016 As a packing fetishist, I have honed my list of travel essentials over years of work and leisure trips. With a near-religious enthusiasm for packing lighter and better with each trip, I have found the following items to be absolutely essential for traveling light, happily, and stress-free. I’ve updated this post significantly…

Daily routine on the Camino

There are countless blogs detailing the locations along the Camino de Santiago. To give a bit of insight into what a day looks like, I thought I’d share my daily routine after a week in the road. Mundane, routine, and full of delights:

Camino de Santiago planning: trains, planes and routes galore

Like I’ve said in earlier posts, I’m trying to contain my planning for my upcoming Camino de Santiago in September. Before stepping foot on the path, though, there’s a lot of planning that can go into such a trip. For my brain, this is exactly the kind of thing it loves. Research, planning, analysis, spreadsheets….

Camino de Santiago backpack fashion

I wholeheartedly accept the Camino de Santiago is not a fashion show. I’m counting on it and fully intend to disintegrate into full traveler-ragamuffin mode by Day 3 or so. After all, there’s a reason I don’t appear in any travel pictures from the end of my travels. Ragamuffin, that’s why. That said, that doesn’t mean…

Guest post: Holiday air travel with a baby by Imogen

Happy holidays, friends! Since I subscribe to the Amy Poehler school of traveling with children, I thought I should call in an expert to offer more appropriate advice for traveling with a baby during the busy holiday travel season. Luckily, my old friend Imogen has a baby and lots of good advice, please join me…

Pack a “seat-back survival pack” for your next long flight

We are knee-deep in the busy holiday travel season and there is no shortage of internet tips for packing and surviving long flights. In fact, I’ve already covered it with my recent 29-hour flight to South Africa. However, I left out one piece of information that is critical for long flights: a seat-back survival pack….