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.
We travel... a lot! We've compiled a list of the must-have items you should always take with you on a motorcycle trip, car ride, plane trip, or cruise. Plus, we've got some little-known gems to put inside your luggage that will make your next hotel stay, camping trip, or visit to a foreign country even more enjoyable.
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.
What makes the best travel pillow is different for everyone. I actually have 2 favorite travel pillows — one I’ve used for over 10 years, and the other is a popular pillow with a very famous brand name. My review highlights the pros and cons of each, plus similar travel pillows worth trying.
As a stay-at-home mom of a toddler, it’s easy for the walls of our home to close in on us if we don’t make the effort to get out. So we’ve taken up hiking. One thing that I’ve learned… hiking with a toddler requires a good hiking baby carrier!
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!
My son is a Canadian citizen by descent — because I was born in Canada. Applying for his U.S. passport was relatively easy. But when it came to his Canadian passport, my first attempt at his application was denied. See why. Plus, how to apply for a Canadian passport for a child while living in the U.S.
Our baby was born in the U.S. – which makes him an American Citizen automatically and Canadian Citizen by descent. We’ve already applied for and received his U.S. infant passport. The next step is to apply for our baby’s Canadian Citizenship Certificate to prove his citizenship — which is a document required to acquire his Canadian Passport. Here’s how to complete the Application For Canadian Citizenship Certificate.
The process of applying for a U.S. Child Passport was super easy for us! Here’s everything you need to get your baby’s first passport — all of the documents you will need to apply for before you can get a U.S. Child Passport, and how to do it. Plus baby passport photo tips, and last-minute reminders before you head to the local office to get an infant passport.
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!
We love taking long-distance motorcycle rides. Here are all the best motorcycle maps and motorcycle apps that we use. See how to create custom maps for your own motorcycle trips using Google Maps. Plus, my thoughts on motorcycle map holders and tips for reading maps while you’re on the bike.
Say what? A female urination device? You’ve got to be kidding! Nope, I’m not. A pee funnel is popular with actresses, brides, and female outdoor enthusiasts. I bet you’ve said, ‘If only I could pee standing up!’ at least once. Try a pee funnel like Jennifer Lawrence did. It’s quicker, easier, and cleaner.
Do you really need rental car insurance? You know they’re going to try to sell it to you at the counter right? Here are reasons you should purchase car rental insurance and when it’s not necessary.
Solo travel is on the rise — most of us have started a bucket list and we’ve got places to go and people to see! Traveling alone can be super rewarding. Plus it’s easy and safe these days — when you follow a few simple tips. If you’re planning some solo vacations, here are some great websites, apps, and tips to help you get ready.
Info about toll road discounts. Plus a list of each state’s prepaid toll program. See how & where you can use EZ Pass, SunPass, and other toll passes.
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.
Need to learn a new language fast? Foreign language books are helpful, but boring. Here are 6 unique ways to learn a language AND have fun at the same time!
Travel insurance is a must when traveling for business or vacation. But sometimes people want to skip it to save money. Top reasons to buy travel insurance!
I’ve got issues — like helmet hair. Soon after getting a new motorcycle, I realized that I would need to figure out a way to keep my bangs from sneaking out from under my helmet and slapping me in the face throughout the entire ride. Worse than that… all of the flyaways that refuse to stay tucked up underneath the helmet actually feel like sharp knives when they’re hitting your face at high speeds! Here are the best motorcycle hair solutions I’ve found!
If you’re planning a long-distance motorcycle ride in the near future, then you’ll appreciate these tips which we compiled after taking multi-day trips on our Harley. In addition to packing the bare necessities listed on our basic motorcycle checklist, these things are worth considering as well.
We have been packing for a motorcycle trip every 2 months since we got our first Harley-Davidson motorcycle. We didn’t waste any time before we planned our first long-distance motorcycle trip on our new Harley. Our first 4-day motorcycle trip was from Middle Tennessee to East Tennessee and North Carolina. We rode a number of motorcycle loops near the Tail Of The Dragon. This is our best motorcycle checklist for long-distance trips over several days.
Are you concerned about taking a vacation with no credit card? In spite of the fact that many people have a bad history with credit cards and have accumulated a bunch of debt, most insist that they can’t part with them ‘because they are needed for travel.’ Believe it or not, you do NOT need a credit card to travel! Here are some traveling tips and how I took a 10-day trip, booked an airline tickets, hotel rooms, and rental cars with no credit card.
If you are in a car accident — whether minor or major, injuries or no injuries — here are the steps you need to take to protect yourself and others.
Are your car floor mats held securely in place, or do they move around a bit? if they move at all, you need to remove them! Especially the driver’s side floor mat. The reason: people have died when the floor mat got caught on the accelerator pedal.
Wondering how to get a passport? I didn’t know that you could get your passport online… How easy is that?! Well, here’s what you need to know about how to apply for a passport, get your photo taken, and drop off the application.
I recently found these fun facts about cheap luggage…
But since I rarely travel with Jim on business trips anymore, I had no idea that he had actually become SUCH a hotel snob. The hotel in question: The Grand Resort Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. …Sounds just grande, doesn’t it?
Worried about surviving your first — or your next — camping trip? If you’re wondering what to take camping I’m your girl. I’m giving you ideas and reviews for choosing the best camping gear, a list of must bring items, and other helpful camping tips. Following these tips will enhance your experience — trust me — because I love to camp!
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