Cocorose London: Ballet Flats for Travel

Cocorose London

Some of the best and most well-known travel advice is pretty obvious: "Wear slip-on shoes through airport security." Yet, every time I travel by air I see fellow female passengers lacing up boots, buckling wedges, and tying tennis shoes after passing [Read more]

Biscotti and Kate Mack: Cruise Wear for Girls


What should I pack for the kids? That was one of the big questions I asked before my family departed for our first seven-day Western Caribbean excursion aboard Carnival Magic this past fall. The list came down to three basic groups: casual wear, dressy [Read more]

BodyMedia for Weight Loss while Traveling

BodyMedia Fit LINK

Happy 2014! Did you experience weight gain during your travels last year? If so, does that mean weight loss is now topping your New Year's Resolution list? If so, I have a suggestion for you, but first let me tell you my story. If there was one thing I learned [Read more]

Fun Family Activities on Carnival Magic

Magic docked at Cozumel

A 2013 study produced by the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association revealed that  80% of cruisers primarily travel with their spouse, followed by 31% toting children under age 18. The numbers of cruising families also seem to be rising, most likely thanks to [Read more]

Food Choices onboard a Carnival Magic Cruise

Carnival Sunshine in Roatan

There's a lot to share about my family's recent experience aboard Carnival Magic, but this post is going to focus on one of the main attractions on every cruise line...the food. Yes, we Americans take our food very seriously and it shows with cruisers. I've [Read more]

ABS by Allen Schwartz: Dresses for Travel

Beth in ABS dress

Ahhhh, formal night. It's one of the details I love most about cruising. If you've never cruised before, let me explain. Depending upon the cruise line, there are normally two dress codes for dinner: casual wear and formal wear. Casual is basically "look [Read more]

Gifts for the Traveling Photographer

urban reporter

Confession: despite owning a Nikon DSLR camera, I have never owned a camera bag. And yes, I have broken a lens because of it. I was on a trip to Las Vegas and had the camera in my purse which fell from a barstool back and it cracked. I can still hear the [Read more]

Must-Have Scarves for Travel


Scarves are the ultimate fashion accessory and for good reason. Scarves come in all colors, patterns and materials, and they can be worn diversely and year-round. Recently, I've traded my summer accent scarves for my warmer, cozier options. When I travel I now [Read more]

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

Maya E 2

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed is at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul now through January 5, 2014. If you are in town over the holidays this makes for a fun day for the kids while they're out of school. Aren't we all fans of educating our children [Read more]

Fun Hostess Gifts from the Traveler

Pocket Garden Pack

Where are you going this holiday season? If by chance you're staying with friends or family on your trip, it's always a nice idea to bring a little gift to show your gratitude for your host's generosity. The question is...what is a good hostess gift? For one, [Read more]