Learning how to avoid travel scams will help make you a much more confident and capable traveler. Once you learn what to look out for, and which preventative measures you can take to keep you and your belongings safe, traveling won’t feel so daunting, and you’ll be able to more fully enjoy your travels.
Today I’m showing you how I pack my cosmetics for roadtrips and when I have to fly, so that nothing spills, breaks, or is confiscated by the TSA. It’s never a good start to a trip to have oversized toiletries taken from you before you’ve even left, or arriving and realizing your toothpaste exploded all over your favorite dress, so to prevent having to scramble to replace cosmetics and toiletries at your destination or try to find clean clothes, use these tips to save yourself lots of time, money and energy.
This month’s Q&A is all about How We Create Our Travel Itineraries. Learn how a professional traveler writer researches each destination, plans the most efficient route for each day, and what I do to avoid having too much or too little time at each attraction.
Here are my best tips for traveling on a gluten free diet in order to stay healthy and safe, while still enjoying all of the best local delicacies. With just a little bit of research, planning, and prep work, all of which takes me less than half an hour before I leave for an adventure, I can be sure that I won’t have any issues traveling with a gluten allergy. I hope these tips help you enjoy your travels more!
I love to pack versatile, easy to wear pieces so I can transition from situation to situation easily, whether I’m popping into a café after site seeing, walking through gardens in the rain, or walking all day while exploring somewhere new, I like to pack with a certain color palette depending upon my destination or the season, or both, so that I can easily mix and match pieces with little effort. My Autumn Travel Essentials reflect this, and I generally wear browns, caramel colors, tobacco leather, and creams, because these pieces can all be easily rearranged to make numerous different outfits, which means I can pack less and get more out of my capsule wardrobe.
During our anniversary trip to Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, we enjoyed a gorgeously slow start to our otherwise adventure filled day, by having breakfast in bed. Freshly caught fish from Lake Superior, gluten-free granola & strawberry topped panna cotta, gluten free pancakes, plenty of fresh, organic fruits, and other beautiful side dishes made this a morning to remember, as we looked out over the beautiful Straits of Mackinac.
One of the most awarded hotels in the Midwest, Mission Point Resort is one of the most iconic and beloved hotels in the United States, located on Mackinac Island in scenic Northern Michigan. Read all about our stay, and how they’re constantly improving to ensure that every guest has the best possible experience, plus how they’re helping brides and grooms who had to cancel their larger weddings have the wedding ceremony of their dreams, in under a week from first contact to “I Do”s!
This is my favorite carry-on luggage, not only because it’s so beautiful, but because it’s the perfect size to hold everything I need without any wasted space, which means I can pack light for a quick trip, or pack the essentials during a long-haul flight. This chic black leather suitcase is made of Japanese fiberboard & leather has a gorgeously regal navy and subtle purple botanical print on the inside, which makes the process of packing and unpacking simply joyful. I hope we are all able to get back to exploring the world and learning more about one another, in style, as soon as possible.
My favorite hatbox from Steamline Luggage is the perfect companion when traveling by car or train, when visiting loved ones for just an evening, or exploring a new town. Usable as a hat box, accessory case, handbag, or objet d’art, this simple and sophisticated travel case is another way to make traveling lovelier than ever.
These 20 Midwest Travel Destinations will prove just how much the midwest has so much to offer discerning travelers, from $5 billion art collections, luxury and concept car creation, world class luxury resorts, incredible flower festivals that attract visitors from all around the world, some of the bluest waters in the world, and so much more. Read on to see why travelers in the know are traveling to the Midwest in 2020.
Wondering where to find more information about all of the places I’ve visited? Here’s a comprehensive list of the destinations I’ve written about, including both domestic and international destinations. Some places still have more I intend to write about, but many destinations I have written about extensively to help you plan your next adventure!