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. …

Top 5 Travel Pillows

  Sleeping on the go, or in non-traditional places, is a normal part of traveling. Of course, travelers commonly take naps or even try to get a whole night’s sleep on a flight or bus or train ride. I’ve also laid my head down in many an airport, in my …