Packing Lists

Tips for Packing Light: Life in a Carry-On

By Kay Rodriguez | December 16, 2014

I am, by nature, not very good at packing light. When I go somewhere, I think of every possible thing I could need for my trip and try to shove it into the smallest bag possible. The result? Hair curlers, multiple pairs of shoes, too many toiletries, and an overstuffed, unzipped suitcase. Does this sound […]

Travel Necessities: The 6 Things I Always Pack

By Steph | January 23, 2014

I’m not really into doing gear reviews (except to rave about the elusive amazing travel purse), despite the massive amount of solicitations that end up in my inbox. I mean, how much interesting stuff can I really say about a pair of shoes or a computer case? Even so, I do get a lot of […]

What to Pack for Finland in Winter

By Michael Tieso | March 17, 2013

Lapland region in Finland was the furthest north I had ever been. It was also the first time I had flown to a destination purposely for the winter activities. Since I don’t usually travel to places that go below zero degrees, I had very few clothes or gear that would prepare me for Finland. So […]

My Packing List Constants

By Steph | August 23, 2011

One of the most stressful parts of leaving on a new big adventure (at least for me) is deciding what to pack! When you backpack you carry everything you need, essentially your home around on your back like a hermit crab. Except hermit crabs don’t have to worry about having appropriate shoes. I’m a little […]

Inside my Packing Hell

By Steph | September 21, 2010

I’ve never been a big fan of packing: my natural indecisiveness can turn picking which pair of flip-flops to bring into a life or death decision. Packing for this trip is like the Boss level of packing challenges because: It’s for an ENTIRE YEAR. An entire year full of variety, events and weather. I have […]