Tips Archive

Best Women’sTravel Shirts

Packing the right clothes can help make your trip easier, more comfortable and stylish. A few aspects put shirts into the Best category—cool-looking clothes that travel well, wear nicely, and are easy care. We want to focus on the adventure, not spending a lot of time taking care of our clothes. And the absolute best travel shirts, also, fit into one’s normal business or school …

Soloing in the Desert

I am alone in remote wilderness in the desert of The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, a vast area in the American West. The only sound I hear is the wind blowing through the juniper trees. It has been blowing all day, dusting everything with fine sand. In a low, protected-from-the-wind spot next to a 40-foot high, peach-colored bluff of sandstone and behind tall sage brush, …

Tips: Managing Travel Documents

Imagine how easy it is to get a little spacey or flustered when arriving at your destination, especially when jet-lagged. There can be a lot of travel documents to keep up with when traveling, even within your own home country—airline, train and bus reservations; hotel and campground reservations; car rental details; event tickets; maps, etc. And when you travel overseas, the number of travel documents …

Women’s Document Check List

Although we love the convenience of keeping information on our smart phones, we have experienced enough problems that we recommend carrying paper copies. Examples – an earthquake broke the internet cable, phone ran out of power, intermittent or nonexistent internet connection, phone fell into water and drowned, the app failed, etc. Modify the below list for the type and destination of your travel. Credit and debit …

Women’s Equipment Packing List

Your destination and activities determine the specific equipment that you will want or need on  your trip. For example, if I am backpacking into the wilderness, I bring lighter camera equipment and leave the electric socket converter at home. Below is a checklist of the common equipment I take for a variety of trips. Camera 2-3 camera storage cards Camera batteries and battery charger Camera …

Women’s General Packing List

It is important to pack light. Start with the below list and adjust it according to your destination, activities and weather. Decide what you are going to wear, and what you are most likely to need for the trip. Do not be tempted to throw in extra items. With planning, you can wear three interchangeable outfits, which will give you nine different outfits for 2+ …