Does Summer Make You Sad, Too?

Summer is a tough season for me. It sounds strange to admit and hard to believe, even for me. But once I read this article on summer depression at the start of the season and noticed I identified with a good chunk of it, I realized how many summers of my life have been dictated …

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Packing 201: How to Get the Most out of a Carry-On

Last spring I wrote a review of my brand new Away Carry-On Luggage. This handy piece of luggage is now a year old. And I love it even more than I did then. Since it's last whirlwind tour of the US (Miami, Boston, San Fran, Hawaii, Key West) my dear sweet friend went on to see …

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Immerse Yourself in the Writers & Artists of Western Japan

Have you ever gone on a trip unaware that you are searching for something, only to be handed the exact thing you need? I've just returned from a week in Western Japan, and though I am jet lagged and maybe even a little overfed, I have new creative energy flowing through me. I am brimming …

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Las Vegas Travel Recap: Where to buy cold medicine and watch men dance

It's been a bit since I've done any pieces about travel, which is weird considering I travel every month, but let's not talk about the past. Let's talk about VEGAS, BABY. Vegas has been on my list for a number of years but it seemed like a place that I needed a really good reason …

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