A French cooking memoir that moves to the top of the reading pile Whenever I am asked the question “If you won the lottery where would you do?” my first thought is always Paris followed closely by Le Cordon Bleu. Everyone has a bucket list, you know the places and things you want to do … Read more
Dream Water put to the test on an overseas flight by a lousy travel sleeper For me sleeping the night before a big trip is usually out of the question. By the time I wheel my suitcase into the airport and check-in (and likely check my bag in too), my excitement, without a good night’s … Read more
When it comes to this whole “packing light” movement, I’ll be the first to admit I’m a bit hopeless. I like taking a few of my pretty things with me when I travel, even if that does mean taking 5 pairs of shoes and a pair of boots for one weekend. “Few” really is such … Read more
Bookstores, Italian Food & Italy Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? ~ Henry Ward Beecher ~ I would add to that, “as in front of Italian food.” Most people will probably arrive at Brunetti’s Cookbook because they are already fans of Donna Leon’s Guido Brunetti mysteries series. As a reader who is … Read more
Travel Book Reviews: The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost, A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure by Rachel Friedman This one is simply about a girl, the world and how getting lost can actually lead you to where you are meant to be. We’ve all been there; that moment … Read more
Before my continental carry-on even arrived, it occurred to me that Lipault bags appear to be made for the Travel Belle. Known for their feather-weight design and offered in a plethora of jazzy colors, their looks alone made us want to hop a plane to somewhere gorgeous and spicy. But first impressions can be deceiving. We wanted to … Read more
Review of the PacSafe Citysafe 200 travel purse I purchased a new travel purse for a recent trip, the Pacsafe Citysafe 200 (specifically, [easyazon_link keywords=”Pacsafe Luggage Citysafe 200 Gii Handbag Black” locale=”US” tag=”tbelles-20″]Pacsafe Luggage Citysafe 200 Gii Handbag in Black[/easyazon_link]). My need for a new travel purse was two-fold: Having recently downsized cameras to an [easyazon_link keywords=”Olympus micro … Read more
Travel gear comes and goes. But the memories associated with it remain. If there’s one piece of gear that to me holds my dearest memories it is my 15L Dakine Wonder backpack.