Royal Robbins Women’s Clothing for Travel


How's this for an endorsement: I found the Ponte Travel Skirt by Royal Robbins so classy, comfortable and well-made that I wore it to a meeting at (and tour of) the White House. Of all the items hanging in my closet right now, I picked this skirt, coupled with [Read more]

Passports with Purpose 2014: Help Us Raise Funds for Sustainable Harvest

eBags EXO Hardside CarryOn

Tis the season Passports with Purpose! With this revered global fundraiser, travel bloggers from around the world pitch in to raise tens of thousands of dollars for a worthy charity. Here's a brief rundown of all the funds the nonprofit Passports with [Read more]

Fall Favorites from Aventura Clothing


With every new season, I think Aventura Clothing's collections are improving. And I'm not just saying that because I'm an ambassador, and receive a few new items in the fall and spring. (Really!) The cool-weather pieces I'm now starting to wear as the [Read more]

What to Pack for a Maui Vacation

Black Sand Beach near Kihei, Maui what to pack for a maui vacation

Starwood Preferred Guest's "SPG Amex Stars" were recently featured in Gothamist; we were asked what we'd pack for a weekend getaway to our favorite vacation destination. One of my favorite places in the world in Hawaii, and because I live in Los Angeles, I’m [Read more]

Rolling Soft-sided Luggage for International Travel


Packing for spending a summer abroad and living on a ship meant that my family needed wheeled luggage for easy portability. The bags also needed to squish down to fit under low beds in our cabins. I scouted out a couple of rolling duffels, as well as one [Read more]

Gifts for the Active Traveler

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It's that time of year where we need to start thinking about holiday presents and as we all know, that can be a challenge considering everyone has their own tastes, preferences, and lifestyles. If have an active traveler on your list, I have some suggestions [Read more]

ASUS PadFone X Review & Giveaway

ASUS PadFone X

Disclosure: Thanks to AT&T, this summer I received a new ASUS PadFone X (ARV $550) to review and another one is offered for readers to win (keep reading for more on the giveaway). My husband and I had great fun playing with the ASUS PadFone X by [Read more]

Fitbit Flex & Tory Burch Accessories

Fitbit Accessory by Toni Burch

Digital pedometers are all the rage and for good reason. You can track your daily progress, motivate friends and update your steps via your phone. When I first started wearing a Fitbit One in early 2013, thanks to the intel of my life coach at the time, Kate [Read more]

Tieks for Travel


Slip on, slip off. That's one of my favorite travel tips for choosing travel shoes because who has time for lacing shoes when going through airport security or jumping out of the car at a rest stop during a road trip. As you may know shoes are one of my [Read more]

Mobile Wi-Fi for Travel with Tep Wireless

Pocket wi-fi and carrying case with charger and instructions inside.

It's rare for me to travel without my laptop. Even on family vacations, I need to work -- a freelancer writer's life knows few boundaries! My work revolves around the Web these days, and it's key I can keep up with emails, troubleshoot this blog's technical [Read more]