5 Brilliant DIY Packing Hacks

There are lots of tips out there for packing efficiently, minimally, and organizationally. I’ve written about many of these, including packing strategies, clothing and toiletry ideas, and the best travel bags and accessories. I’m also a crafty soul and love a good do-it-yourself alternative. With a little creativity, you can …

5 Ways to Study Abroad at Any Age

Studying abroad is a great way to experience life in another country. When you are involved in a program of study, you automatically become more involved in the community than you might as a tourist. It’s also a great way to enhance your travel by learning new information or a …

5 Unusual Souvenir Ideas

Souvenirs are a great way to bring home memories of your travels. Every region has distinct items or styles of items. It’s always fun to bring home something unique to where you were traveling. That being said, I also like to collect similar types of things everywhere I go. It’s …

5 Steps to Perfect Packing

Perfect packing is an art. It may seem simple enough – throw what you need into a suitcase and go! But a little more thought and effort as you pack can translate to an easier, well-prepared, and organized trip. Major positive effect! Long-term, budget travelers like me especially have to …

5 Best Views in the USA

The United States is a big, beautiful country. There are so many amazingly scenic natural wonders. I’ve traveled all over the country (checked off my 48th state this week!) and am always on the lookout for stunning views. There are so many, it was very difficult to weedle my list …

5 Top Tips for Packing Efficiently

Being an efficient packer is not only about fitting tons of stuff into a small space. It’s also about using that space wisely. I’m all about packing carry-on only!  Check out my other posts on minimalist packing and packing as lightweight as possible for all the details on those aspects. …