In preparation for my very first airplane ride recently, I did a lot of research — because there’s a lot to know before flying the friendly skies! Here, I’m sharing everything I’ve learned and experienced firsthand with you… so you will have a better idea of what to expect before your first plane ride.
Whether you're packing luggage for a motorcycle trip, a car trip, a plane trip, or a cruise... we're sharing the most clever packing tips that we've learned firsthand! Packing for a trip will no longer be a painful experience -- as long as you follow these tricks from frequent travelers who've mastered the art of packing.
East Tennessee is hot, and when you’re looking for a way to cool down with your family and friends, floating down the river is where it’s at! For me, the River Rat Tubing season pass was a no brainer — because it’s the most convenient way to get on the water without the commitment, logistics, or work of a canoe or kayak. Our entire party of 10 people (including teens and toddlers) had a blast their first time there, and I’ve been tubing with River Rat several times now.
A list of all the must-have items that you absolutely MUST pack on long distance motorcycle rides. Plus, clever tips for packing things in the saddlebags on your motorcycle, and the best motorcycle luggage that is lightweight and fits on the back of your bike.
Our pull-behind motorcycle trailer is the American Legend trailer from Hannigan Motorsports. Our enclosed motorcycle trailer is the Homesteader Patriot, purchased used. Pics & tips from our experiences with these trailers on cross-country motorcycle trips.
I highly recommend starting the love of nature early with your baby! I usually hit the hiking trail with my son on my back and my 2 dogs by my side. Here’s a list of all the essentials you’ll need to hike with your baby without weighing yourself down. All of my best tips for hiking with baby…
Taking baby to beach soon? See what I packed for my son’s first trip to the beach. My list of must-have baby beach gear… the absolute necessities to pack!
I recently flew solo with my 14-month-old son on his first airplane ride. Most airlines let you gate-check strollers & car seats for FREE. Since I knew that I would need a car seat once I arrived at my destination (and I wouldn’t be comfortable renting one), I made a portable car seat dolly using a cheap luggage cart! After attaching the car seat to the luggage cart, I could use it like a stroller to get him from the car to the plane AND keep him confined while exploring the airports during layovers.
Planning a long motorcycle road trip soon? We take at least 2 cross-country motorcycle trips each year. I try to pack light and still have all the items we could possibly need for motorcycle travel. Take it from me… here are 20 things that people typically wouldn’t think of packing for a motorcycle road trip — but you should!
I recently went on a Haiti mission trip. It was a life-changing experience to volunteer in Haiti. My best tips on how to prepare for volunteer mission trips.
We travel for months at a time on our Harley. See what we pack & how we pack it. Our best motorcycle packing tips for multi-day motorcycle touring vacations.