triclimate jacket Clothing

The North Face Women’s Triclimate Jacket Review

I owned several heavy winter coats but no lightweight jackets for cool mornings, windy days, and the rain. The North Face Triclimate jacket caught my eye, and the moment I tried it on, I knew it would be a great permanent addition to my packing list.

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Items I Own and Have Never Packed

Between the items I bought for myself for my trip and the ones that were given to me, there are a few that never made it into my suitcase or carry-on bag. Which ones? Read on…

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Tempurpedic Travel NeckPillow Review

Though I once called it a luxury item as it’s not your typical item to pack and takes up valuable space, this pillow is actually a necessity for me. It offers proper alignment and comfortable support while I sleep and minimizes pain on trips.

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Meet Julia Evans and Her Lowe Alpine TT Tour ND60

When I first bought it I thought that it was too big, even though it was only 60L. However since I’ve been on the road I have seen girls struggling with much larger bags and have been grateful that I didn’t get anything bigger.

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Shampoo options for girls who travel

I know I could purchase a bottle of shampoo once I arrive at my destination, but I prefer to pack my own. For most of us, liquid shampoos are our first choice, but are they always the best solution?

exofficio nio amphi pants Clothing

ExOfficio Women’s Nio Amphi Pant Review

I recently received a pair of ExOfficio’s Nio Amphi pants and was looking forward to wearing them for my trip from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow. I’ve worn them for several days since the flight and with the exception of a few minor details, I am extremely pleased with my new pair of pants!

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Rick Steves Micronet Travel Towel Review

When I first started traveling, I never thought about packing my own towel! I knew that the hostels I had booked in Australia either offered them for free or for a small fee. Why would I pack a regular bath towel in my suitcase?! During that first trip to Australia in 2006, I quickly learned…