I love it when a plan comes together…

Actually, I’ve never watched an entire episode of the A-Team! But seriously, I do like it when I put time and effort (and geekery) into prospective travel arrangements and then everything works out as planned. Since November 2015, I’ve been to Asia four times, for work and for leisure: November 2015: ORD-HKG-ICN-HKG-ORD Chris and I blogged about this… Continue reading I love it when a plan comes together…

Packing light, pretty, comfortable: overnight flights (and getting some sleep!)

I’ve been on the road quite a bit lately: after a quiet January and February, I was on six long-haul or overnight trips in March.  Most of those flights involved red-eyes from California to home, but Chris and I squeezed in a mini-break to Vienna to celebrate our anniversary. Packing for overnight flights has gotten pretty elaborate for me.… Continue reading Packing light, pretty, comfortable: overnight flights (and getting some sleep!)

Packing light, pretty, comfortable: Having it all!

I’m obsessed with packing lists.  I can be scatterbrained and I hate the feeling that I’ve forgotten something.  So I often review bloggers packing lists to compare against my own, looking for tips and ideas on packing even better than I already am. But my packing lists change depending on circumstances: Purpose.  Work travel requires that I… Continue reading Packing light, pretty, comfortable: Having it all!

Using Points & Miles in 2016

The travel points/miles game is confusing, ever-changing, frustrating, and exhilarating. Airline Points & Miles This year, we’ve been fortunate to fly all over the world on points/miles: In March, Chris and his mother flew to Paris in business class, round trip, on American Airlines for her birthday.  We paid 200K AA miles for these two round-trip tickets. In… Continue reading Using Points & Miles in 2016

Our European Adventure: Summer 2016 Edition! Part 6: Lessons Learned

Some thoughts on what I’ve learned after planning our Burgundian adventure for so long… I can live out of a 26L backpack indefinitely and still feel stylish, fabulous, and comfortable. I can still overpack with a 26L backpack.  There were a few bits and bobs that I could have done without (*ahem* the road atlas!).… Continue reading Our European Adventure: Summer 2016 Edition! Part 6: Lessons Learned