Planning & Gear

For most people, planning and packing for a vacation can be stressful, and it is usually the least favorite part. But for me, they are two of my favorite things, and I’m thrilled to share some of the tips and tricks I use while I travel the world with and without my family. I’ve learned that there are some pretty incredible travel accessories that are a must for any type of traveler.


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If you stumbled across this post, you might be wondering when is the best time to visit Hawaii. The quick answer is anytime. Who wouldn’t want to escape the office into island paradise and swim with wild dolphins instead of … Read more
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Travel nightmares (and how to avoid them)

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December Global Holidays: Time of Worldwide Celebration

There are so many major December global holidays that it’s hard to keep track! From Christmas and Hanukkah to Kwanzaa, people from all over the world celebrate holidays in their unique ways. Holidays are a wonderful opportunity to create special … Read more
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Properly Prep For An Electric Vehicle Road Trip Using These 8 Tips

Thanks to the high financial and environmental costs of flying, people are returning their attention to the classic road trip to satisfy their appetite for adventure.  Electric vehicles (EVs) make an excellent choice for adventure—when you know what you’re working … Read more
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10 Tips To Book Last-Minute Flight Deals

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These Amazon Prime Day Shopping Hacks Will Save You a Ton of Money On Travel Gear

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US Airlines That Get The Most And Least Consumer Complaints

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US to UK Travel: Hassle-Free Travel Tips

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When Is The Best Day to Book Flights to Find Cheap Deals?

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Complete Guide to Alaskan Cruises: Including Ports of Call and What to Pack

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The Best Packing List For International Travel

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The 20 Best Travel Tips to Travel Like a Pro

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Origin’s Trip Planning App is Crushing Outdated Travel Concepts

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How to Use Credit Card Churning to Travel For Free

Credit cards are something that people often use with caution. They can bring on unnecessary debt if you lack the discipline, and generally, people carry around one to two cards personally. Credit card churning is a method of opening and … Read more
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HOW TO PACK LIKE A PRO USING THESE 8 EASY STEPS – FAMILY TRAVEL PACKING TIPS

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30 Travel Accessories Every Traveller Must Have

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How To Get a Cheap Rental Car for Your Next Trip

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Struggling Airlines Turn to Premium Leisure Travel to Boost Revenue

The pandemic all but decimated business travel, but it also gave rise to an emerging travel trend that airlines are now heavily investing in. As a result, premium leisure travel is on pace to surpass pre-covid levels, and premium economy … Read more
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10 Travel Gifts for Any Traveler: Travel Gear You Cannot Travel Without!

We all know travel can be stressful. The last thing you want to worry about is what to pack for your next trip! To help make travel easier, we’ve compiled a list of the most useful Travel Gifts that will … Read more
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The Nomad Lane Bento Bag just might be the perfect personal item to carry onboard a flight. I have tried endless canvas bags but I found that with kids, I was always digging around trying to find what I was … Read more