I’ve noticed a dramatic transformation all around my hometown of Washington, DC. Trees and buildings are decorated with twinkly lights, cheery music is playing out of every speaker and everyone is walking around with a little more bounce in their step. It can only mean one thing… yes, the holidays are upon us once again! [...]
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The Open Road. Is there anything better than getting in your car and heading out on a kick-ass road trip? For me, a road trip is one of the best ways to travel because the journey is the destination. (Profound… I know.) I’m a big fan of creating playlists to accompany my travels and set [...]
Recently, I’ve been on a bit of an Instagram bender. I can’t go anywhere nowadays without looking at my surroundings (or my food…) trying to find a perfect shot that would be a good candidate to be “Instagram’d.” I’ve become a bit of a mobile adventurer. For those of you not familiar with this seriously [...]
Note: This post was originally posted on Go! Girl Guides on 7/22/11. There’s no question that smart phones have revolutionized the way we travel. Where once we were traveling blind, we now have access to countless apps helping us do everything from trip planning to how to get around once you’ve arrived… all contained in [...]
If you’re heading to the beach and looking to create a summer playlist full of iconic classics and fun, beachy tunes, look no further! I’ve set out to create a truly great list of songs sure to set a relaxing and upbeat vibe perfect for a day at the beach, a laid back summer happy [...]
Originally posted on GoGirlGuides.com on 3/21/11: Video. There’s no better way to bring your travel memories to life than to have a well composed video to support your story or highlight a special aspect of your travels. In last week’s column, I explored some of the budget-friendly high-tech gadgets that flashpackers could bring along to [...]
Originally posted on GoGirlGuides.com on 3/14/11: Round the world backpackers used to diligently pack their canvas backpack with bare essentials, kiss their families goodbye and set out into the world knowing that contact with home would be minimal… a postcard here, a long distance call there. They were on their own and, for the most [...]
The line between travel and technology has just gotten a little thinner. With today’s unveiling of the Google Art Project, art enthusiasts, teachers and travelers alike can universally access 17 of the world’s best art museums, including New York’s MOMA, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and France’s Palace of Versailles. All with the [...]
Welcome to Packed Suitcase!
Packed Suitcase is a travel blog featuring quick, satisfying trips that can easily be done in a weekend from a mid-Atlantic home base.
All throughout the site, you'll find inspiration, tips, gorgeous photography and itineraries for the best quick-trip destinations, with special emphasis on showing the awesome side of lesser-known places and experiences.
Have weekend travels worthy of the Monday morning water cooler… without having to take a lot of time off of work.
My name is Chris and I'm a National Geographic Channel producer by day and a freelance travel blogger and photographer by night.
I’m passionate about empowering and enabling readers to find accessible ways to travel within their time-off constraints to become weekend warriors.
My Most Popular Post
The Day I Drank 282 Year-Old Rum
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On a recent trip to Southern Delaware, I was given a shot of rum from a 282 year-old bottle recovered from a 1733 Spanish shipwreck. Whoa...