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The Best Quick Trip Tip… Ever!

If you’ve been reading my blog of late, you probably have noticed a number of “2 days in ______” itineraries. It’s not that I wouldn’t love to have longer to explore world-famous destinations like Montreal, Seattle or Sydney, but I share the plight of so many other Americans in today’s economy… I only have two weeks […]

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Disney Packing List: The Essentials

Disney can be a surprisingly difficult trip to pack for. Long days full of park hopping mean that you have to plan everything you need at the start of your day or else you’ll be buying things on the fly (and at inflated prices) on Disney property. Besides the expected items (shirt, shoes, etc… and don’t forget […]

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Packing List: The Sleep Kit

  Whether you are backpacking around the world or staying in a 5 star hotel, it’s always helpful to have a sleep kit. What is a sleep kit, you ask? It’s a grab and go pouch filled with everything you need to have a great sleep on the road. I usually keep mine on the nightstand if […]

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Top Travel Apps for Women

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 […]

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Packing List: Travel Health Kit

Packing can become quite complicated and packing to stay healthy on your trip can sometimes be overlooked. Traveling to exotic destinations that require specialized medications makes it seem as though all you have is a mobile pharmacy and no room for clothes in your suitcase. To make healthy packing easier, here are some essentials for […]

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Packing a Backpack: 5 Essential Tips

A year ago from today, I was wrapping up my month long backpacking adventure to New Zealand and Australia. I was a rookie backpacker (hence the blog title “Packed Suitcase“) but during that month I grew to love the whole backpacking experience. I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t have a few growning pains as I learned […]

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Packing for Patagonia

Later this week, I head to Patagonia in South America for 10 days of hiking, filming and adventure! I’ll start in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park for 6 days, then spend an additional 4 days in Ushuaia, Argentina exploring Tierra del Fuego and the Beagle Channel. All the necessary arrangements are complete– airfare, transportation, […]

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