Bulky coats are a necessary evil in the winter to keep me warm. I tried to ride a bicycle in one in Amsterdam and had such trouble maneuvering that I had to give up and go to the purse museum. Okay, I loved that museum, so maybe that’s not the best example.
When “Grandma” Gatewood became the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail in 1955 she had an army blanket, raincoat and shower curtain. Fortunately, we have thousands more options to make our outdoor adventures safe and comfortable.
My needs are quite specific when it comes to a suitcase. It must be expandable, have a front zippered section large enough for my laptop, be lightweight and in any color other than black. Oh, and it has to have four wheels.
“Beware of pickpockets” read the signs in several of the popular tourist sites we visited in Russia. There’s few things that can ruin a vacation faster than having your wallet or purse stolen.
No more sore neck and sleepless nights. I finally slept on an overnight flight after I found my travel pillow soulmate.
I’m a stalker. Oh, not of people, but of their shoes. I am constantly on the hunt for comfortable travel shoes and am not above reading the labels on people’s shoes to try to track down a similar pair.
After the great Champagne Glass Debacle, I swore off backpacks unless long hikes made them necessary. Until now.
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“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world,” Marilyn Monroe said. I don’t know about conquering it, but I do know the right shoes are key to seeing the world. The struggle to find the right shoes is real.
You want to take a swim in the ocean, but can’t leave your camera unattended. Or you’re in a hostel, coffee shop, at a festival or on a train and you want to protect your valuables.