What to wear in New York City: A New York City Packing List for all seasons

What to wear in New York City: A New York City Packing List for all seasons

If you’re planning a trip to New York City, you might be trying to figure out what to pack for New York City.  I’m a native New Yorker, so hopefully I can help you figure out what to wear in New York City.  Keep reading for tips on what to bring to new York City, what NOT to pack for New York City, and a New York City packing list for every season. (more…)

A review of the Tortuga Setout Carry-on Backpack and Tortuga Setout Packable Daypack after three countries worth of testing

A review of the Tortuga Setout Carry-on Backpack and Tortuga Setout Packable Daypack after three countries worth of testing

I like to throughly test things and as I might have mentioned before, I have a way of breaking my carry-on backpacks as I often travel carry-on only.  When Tortuga offered to send me the Tortuga Setout carry-on backpack and daypack to test out, I was ready for something more organized after my last carry-on bag.  This is a review of the Setout Exploration Bundle, including the Setout Backpack and the Setout Packable Daypack.

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Your complete packing list for two weeks in Europe (or longer)

Your complete packing list for two weeks in Europe (or longer)

Trying to figure out what to pack for two weeks in Europe? As a veteran of European backpacking trips (3!) and now three years living in Europe, I like to think that I have some tips on what to pack for Europe for two weeks.  I’ve tried to ensure that this packing list fits into a carry-on, so this packing list for Europe should be easy to adjust for one month in Europe if you’re only traveling around Europe with a carry-on.  Keep reading for my carry-on friendly packing list for two weeks (or longer).

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How to travel with a carry-on only with carry-on packing tips

How to travel with a carry-on only with carry-on packing tips

As someone who primarily travels with just a carry-on bag, I’ve been asked numerous times how to pack your carry-on bag and how to make it work.  Recently, my mother asked me how to fit a week’s worth of clothing in a smaller carry-on bag as she’ll coming to visit me in the Netherlands and she’ll be flying with a budget airline.  Whether you’re traveling for a month or a week with a carry-on bag, I promise that’s possible to save on those extra baggage fees. (more…)

Borneo packing list: A realistic guide on what to bring to Borneo

Borneo packing list: A realistic guide on what to bring to Borneo

Ever since watching National Geographic, I’ve dreamed of visiting Borneo. Borneo is HUGE, so when I finally got my chance to visit, I ended up focusing my time on visiting the Malaysian part of Borneo as well as Brunei as it was easier to get around.  However, one does not simply land in Borneo without significant preparations and a well-thought packing list for Borneo.  Keep reading for tips on what to do before you leave for Borneo (including vaccinations and malaria tablets), what to pack for Borneo, and what you’ll definitely want to know about leeches in Borneo.  
What to wear in Muslim countries for female travelers by country

What to wear in Muslim countries for female travelers by country

Let’s get this out of the way: not every Muslim country in the world is the same all around the world; what is appropriate to wear in Muslim countries differs by country and this is your guide to as many Muslim majority regions/countries that I could find advice for.  Even within one country, what is appropriate clothing in one Muslim country might vary between the city and the countryside.  Keep reading on how to dress appropriately for various Muslim countries for female travelers with tips on what to wear in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa by country. (more…)