I’ve suffered through flights delayed due to weather, missed connections, and mechanical issues, but had never before completely missed a flight. Until now. And what the experience taught me: what you pack in your carry on bag can pretty much make or break a travel experience.
Things have been silent around here for nearly two weeks, so I thought it was high time I came out of decompressing from spending almost ten days in Belgium to recognize some goods and services that made my trip a success. It’s something I do at the end of every trip (and no, I don’t receive any compensation for this),… [Keep reading...]
I spent this past Saturday morning at my very first New York Times Travel Show and had a great time. All things travel, all day long. It’s a travel junkie’s dream. Representatives from all over the world showcasing their destinations. Travel luminaries like Rick Steves and Arthur and Pauline Frommer, New York Times travel columnists Seth Kugel and Michelle Higgins,… [Keep reading...]
New York City, here I come! This morning, I’m heading to the New York Times Travel Show to see, hear, and talk travel, as well as meet other travel bloggers in person (finally). It will be my first time at the Show, so I’m really looking forward to it. For those of you who won’t be able to make it,… [Keep reading...]
If you’re traveling by air for the holiday weekend, following these seven simple rules can take the hassle out of your Labor Day travel.
For a long time now, San Francisco has simply been one of those cities I’ve always wanted to visit and during the past twelve weeks, almost every spare moment has been channeled into making this journey a reality. I know it’s not some far flung destination and it’s not a six-month round-the-world trip, but I’m feeling that same heady mélange of fear, excitement, impatience, curiosity, and wonder as if it were.
Weather in the Bay Area weather is delightfully capricious. I’ve been told that it can be cold and blustery on the water and the waterfront, warmer a little inland, 40-something degrees in Muir Woods, and downright summery in the Sausalito/Tiburon area. Some travelers might feel overwhelmed in deciding how to pack for such a wide variety of microclimates but I see it as the ultimate challenge. How does one pack for San Francisco with only a 22” rollaboard? Pretty much the same way I pack for everything else.