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