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]

Baby Travel Gear Gift Ideas

nursing cover

If you don't already know, I'm pregnant and expecting a baby girl and she is due really soon, May 16th! A few weeks ago a huge box landed on my doorstep. Much to my surprise it was a Graco Pack 'n Play from my cohorts Jen and Kara. What a perfect gift not only [Read more]

Box #3: Stitch Fix Personal Styling for Travel Clothing


It's that time again! Another Stitch Fix box arrived on my doorstep today. And for those readers who are tired of reading/viewing my modeling of new clothes... never fear! This is my last box this season. I was planning on scheduling another style fix in June, [Read more]

Ugobags: Customized Luggage

Ugobags 500

April 29th, 2014 marks the exciting launch of a Kickstarter campaign called Ugobags and, travelers, this is a worthy one. Ugobags is an entrepreneurial company that (once funded) will offer travelers the freedom to customize their luggage online. Think [Read more]

Earth Footwear Shoes for Comfort and Style While Traveling

Earth Footwear Fauna Shoes (Jennifer Miner)

News alert: I’m short. I’m just under 5’4” which means that whenever I buy pants, either I need to hem them (failure, I can’t draw a straight line let alone hem one) or pay someone else to hem them, which adds to the total cost of the jeans/slacks/whatever.  [Read more]

Box #2: Stitch Fix Personal Styling for Travel Clothing


Don't worry! The Vacation Gals is not turning into a fashion blog. (After my earlier post this week about Aventura Clothing, and last month's post about Stitch Fix, it may appear that way.) But I've got new clothes on my mind. I'm tired of a lot of the items [Read more]

Casual Aventura Clothing for Travel

Mira Hat and LIsbon Scarf in Gypsy Red

I've been a fan of Aventura women's clothing for a couple years now: Check out my past reviews of the eco-friendly items here and here. Now, I'm delighted to be one of the clothing company's ambassadors, which means I've been tasked to help spread the good [Read more]