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What is the best luggage for airline travel? The 5 best suitcases on Amazon (according to the experts!)

Aug 24, 2023

Which brand is best for suitcases? What luggage is the most durable? Which luggage is better, hard or soft? There have never been more options for luggage, but there’s something ultra-satisfying about finding a durable, beautiful suitcase or luggage set for a fraction of what you’d expect to pay. Thank you, Amazon! I used to […]

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Travel insurance 101: What is travel insurance and what does it cover?

Aug 6, 2023

So you’ve got your bags packed, your itinerary planned, and your heart set adventure. But then some buzzkill aunt or friend asks you whether you purchased travel insurance for your trip. Ugh.  Honestly, I haven’t always purchased travel insurance. I thought it sounded expensive and unnecessary, or like something only rich people bought. Now? The […]

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The #1 travel safety gadget for female solo travelers in 2023

Jul 19, 2023

There are a lot of travel safety products for women. From pepper spray disguised as banana keychains to “pens” or “tampons” with concealed personal safety weapons, I’ve tried them all. Why? Because more than 75% of solo female travelers (including me) have experienced some form of harassment, discomfort, or felt unsafe abroad. Not that America […]

Pack like a pro: 10 BEST new travel products on Amazon in 2023

May 21, 2023

Sometimes the journey is the destination, but I’ll be honest— I don’t feel that way about air travel. Lugging a 50-pound suitcase through a crowded airport so that I can stand in line, cram my legs into a tight space, and turn into a shriveled raisin from dehydration. Seriously– am I the only one that […]

6 best women’s sandals for travel (all under $50 on Amazon!)

May 17, 2023

Shoes make all the difference when you’re traveling. Seriously- an uncomfortable pair of shoes (re: blisters) can ruin the even the most magical vacation or travel day. Whether you’re exploring ancient ruins and cobbled streets, strolling through a vineyard, or sipping cocktails on the beach, you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. So with […]

8 BEST travel safety products for women (most under $20 on Amazon!) in 2023

Feb 8, 2023

If you Google “travel safety hacks for women,” there’s a reason you’ll see ENDLESS results.  Solo travel safety, regardless of your experience and comfort level, often requires a bit of extra preparation. And even if you’re not traveling solo, traveling often inevitably brings you into the proximity of opportunists (*cough cough* criminals) and scammers. A […]

Long flight essentials for travel in 2023: 13 things I refuse to get on a plane without (with links!)

Dec 28, 2022

Last year, I spent almost as many nights traveling as I did sleeping in my own bed. That’s a lot of flights, friends. I’ve tested all of these travel products for comfort, value for money, and durability, but also just for general usefulness. There are so many shady travel gadgets out there that are useless, […]

5 best white sneakers for travel and sightseeing (all on Amazon!)

Oct 12, 2022

If you want to have a really bad time on vacation, start by wearing uncomfortable shoes. There’s just no place in sightseeing and adventure travel for blisters and rubbing- we’ve all been there. I’m a sneaker snob, and while comfort is king, I’m equally unwilling to sacrifice style. I’m also cheap and am usually not […]

How to pack for 2+ weeks in a carry-on bag

Sep 21, 2022

Ladies, this one’s for you: 18 days and 5 countries with a carry-on bag and a personal item only! No packing cubes, no rolling clothes, no praying that the flight attendants ignore my overstuffed bag at the gate, and no worrying about the airline losing my luggage! I know what you’re thinking- I probably did […]