9 Tips for an Amazing (or at Least Tolerable) Road Trip with Your Pet

Traveling with dogs and cats - 9 tips for a less stressful road trip

Pets. We love them, and sometimes when we’re traveling, we don’t want to leave them. Whether it’s because your boarding situation isn’t ideal, or you just can’t imagine going on a vacation without them, you want to make sure you and your dog (or cat!) are prepared for a pleasant and non-stressful road trip. I’ve hit the road a few times with this furry lady pictured here, and after a few hundred hours in the car together, we’ve learned a thing or two.  Continue Reading

Why and How I Never Check Luggage, Even for International Trips

In the last five years or so, I've been fortunate to go on several international trips. Even though it would be free to check a bag on those flights, I never do, and it has saved me so much time and trouble that I can't imagine doing it any other way. If you're doing any air travel, internationally or not, I'm here to tell you why and how you should avoid checking luggage.           Continue Reading

The One Thing You Might Be Doing Wrong When You Fly

Flying tip

If you've ever flown on a plane, you're familiar with that groggy feeling that follows once you land. Your legs are wobbly, your stomach is churning, and you might even have a headache. Thousands of miles from home, you feel the opposite of refreshed. I recently took two trips in the same month, flying back and forth both times. The first trip was irritated by the long-lasting effects of flying. I was groggy and grouchy in the days following my flight. Continue Reading

Before & After: A Magical Caravan Makeover!

 

created at: 06/30/2011

Whether you call it a caravan or a camper, there’s no denying that this makeover is downright magical!  

created at: 06/30/2011

And by magical, I mean you can almost see the pixie dust floating around the edges.  I LOVE IT.  Bright, bold hues are my favorite kind and I love seeing them applied in unique ways, i.e. to a 1964 caravan.  This particular traveling wonder belongs to Kris Wade, the owner of The Best Little Vintage Van in Vegas*, a mobile boutique that sells hand-picked vintage wares.  

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