Ideas for the Active Female Traveler


A go-to travel packing checklist is something every traveling female should have. Of course, this list should have the basics like comfortable shoes, personal water bottle, and reliable backpack. The longer I travel the more I notice what can be improved and [Read more]

Maps International: Home Decorating

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My family is currently contemplating a move to a new house. With the addition of a new baby last year it's no surprise the family dynamic, as well as our household needs, changed. With a new home and older kids also comes new decor. The kids have their own [Read more]

Munk Pack Fruit Squeezes for Natural Energy on the Go


I have snacks on hand all the time. I keep nuts in my car's glove compartment, and carry energy bars in my purse whether I'm doing errands around town or hopping on a plane. I don't like being caught empty handed if, say, I'm stuck in traffic (or delayed in [Read more]

Donna Degnan Fashions

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If there's one thing I love, it's cute clothes. Of course, living in a freezing climate for many months of the year oftentimes means simply settling for what's warm over what's fashionable. However, this fall I was introduced to Donna Degnan and you can say [Read more]

Royal Robbins Women’s Clothing for Travel

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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

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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

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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]