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April 2, 2015

Travel Trick: New Google Tool for Traveling

You might have already seen this news, but I think it’s so incredibly awesome that I had to share: Google has recently updated its Translate app and it is everything I’ve ever needed.

The updates to this app include automatic language detection. This feature means you can text in real time with two languages and your friend’s texts immediately get translated into the language you’ve chosen. This is perfect for me because I still regularly Skype/FaceTime and email with my host family in Italy who I lived with for a semester while in college. But, because my Italian is rusty (at best), I always end up typing in English and then using a translation website [...]

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December 11, 2014

Etsy Find: Custom “Traveling Couple” Portrait

If you are still looking for the perfect find for either your significant other or a very special couple in your life who also loves traveling, then I’ve got just the thing: a custom painting. Before visions of pets and kindergarten self-portraits dance in your head like sugarplum fairies, hear me out.

I came across this artist (aSma is her name) on Etsy while searching for unique gift ideas. I was looking for a personal touch and a fun way to bring all of our travels together in a creative way. When I came across her work, I couldn’t resist.

Example of aSma’s Traveling Couples

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December 9, 2014


Even though Cyber Monday is so last week, I’m still scouring the internet for big sales and perfect gifts for my friends and family. But, who can blame me for doing a little of my own wish list-making while I’m at it? At the top of my list this year are these 5 travel-related gifts:

1) These sunglasses are a) on sale and b) fantastic for each and every face shape. I’m dying for a pair of sunglasses that are nice enough to really keep my eyes shaded but also can withstand the dark spaces deep within my purse. Usually when I travel, I take only my cheap-o pair of sunglasses, but they’ve endured one too many scratches and I’m ready for a new pair! [...]

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December 8, 2014


We’re excited to announce the winner of our recent blog giveaway for a free Thai Airways Royal First Class Amenity Kit! We recently offered this giveaway on our blog, asking readers to enter by commenting on our blog post, following us on Twitter and/or liking us on Facebook.

To recap, this amenity kit is made by world-renowned luggage brand RIMOWA and includes eau de cologne, body lotion, lip balm, comb & brush, comfort socks, earplugs, eyeshade, toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash. And, this kit has been honored with two awards by “TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards”: The TravelPlus Readers Award for Most Innovative Bag Design (Gold) and the Best First Class [...]
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November 25, 2014

Tuesday’s Top 5: Thanksgiving Edition

I can not believe it is Thanksgiving Week already! I’m extra thankful for a short work week and that Jeffrey and I are lucky enough to spend time celebrating with both of our families this year. Jumping ahead of myself, I’ve found a handful of fun things to dive into once the holiday commences – here are a few travel-themed links I wanted to share. Let’s get in the Thanksgiving spirit – whether that’s booking crazy-awesome hotel deals on Black Friday or snuggling in and watching an entire season of An Idiot Abroad with the entire family.

1) Although Thanksgiving is thought to be a purely American holiday, I found this fascinating website [...]

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November 21, 2014

Blog Giveaway: Free Thai Airways Royal First Class Amenity Kit

It’s been a while since we’ve hosted a blog giveaway, so we’re at it again! This time, we’re giving away a Thai Airways Royal First Class Amenity Kit made by RIMOWA. One of our favorite parts about getting to travel in First Class is getting to see what’s in our Amenity Kit – it’s like being a kid on Christmas morning! And, Thai Airways, who partners with RIMOWA, is one of our favorites, so we wanted to share the sparkle with you!

This amenity kit is made by world-renowned luggage brand RIMOWA and includes eau de cologne, body lotion, lip balm, comb & brush, comfort socks, earplugs, eyeshade, toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash. [...]

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October 10, 2014

Best Waterproof Flats For Travel

One day on our honeymoon, we were caught in the rain for hours. No big deal, but, the very next morning, we had to board an international flight. Put two and two together and… my favorite flats never made it home.

I realized that travel shoes were important — especially ones that could get wet. And, with the beginning of the fall season, I’ve been on the market for a good pair of waterproof flats. Ideally, they’ll look like normal flats — but just won’t get ruined if I get caught in the rain.

I’ve found two pairs that fit the bill, both with good reviews. I’d wear both of these flats in rain or shine, so they’re easy [...]

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August 22, 2014

Best Exercise Apps For Traveling

I’m not a runner. Definitely not a Cross-Fitter. I get lost in a regular gym and am still intimidated in weight rooms. If this sounds like you, keep reading…

Although I’m definitely not a work out every day type of girl, I’ve recently been enjoying exercising more than ever before.

Jeffrey and I spend most of our days when we’re traveling walking around all day long exploring new places. But, I’ve been checking out several different apps to help me keep exercising when we’re on the road — and I’ve even been using them a lot at home lately.

Here are the two I’ve really loved so far. For me, these apps [...]

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July 29, 2014

Top 7: Carry-On Travel Essentials

Everyone wants to travel light these days, avoiding the hassle of checking bags. Just the other day, Jeffrey’s bags were accidentally loaded onto the next plane, so we had to wait at our destination airport for the next plane from Charleston to arrive. If you’re on a quick weekend getaway, I think you can pack just in a carry-on… with room to spare! This way, you’ll avoid waiting at baggage claim and star your adventure sooner!

In addition to your weekend apparel (here’s my suggestion for what clothing to pack), I like to add a few little things to my carry-on that make my flight (or drive) a little more bearable. If you’re looking for a good [...]
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July 22, 2014

Top 10 Best Women’s Walking Shoes for Travel

Whenever Jeffrey and I travel during the spring and summer months, I am always reminded that I need better walking shoes when my feet start hurting because of my flip flops or flats with no support.

I just picked up a great pair of cognac sandals on sale at Gap (they’re completely sold out online, but a similar style is listed below) and it feels like I’ve been walking on air. The walk-ability of your shoes is super important when traveling, so I’ve found a couple other shoes that may fit the bill… and still look cute in your pictures.

These T-strap sandals are the perfect summer shoe. And, they have the same sole as my new Gap sandals, so I can [...]

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