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How to Select and Pack a Cooler for Road Trip Souvenirs

I love taking road trips– besides the joy of the open road and not having to deal with airports (and the TSA), there is the added benefit of hassle-free packing. With an enormous trunk and empty back seat at my disposal,  my own efficient packing rules go out the window. Shoes are piled high into […]

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Best Travel Shoes for Europe in the Summer (Myths Debunked!)

Update: Looking for Fall or Winter travel shoes? We have a brand new post with our favorites, link here! If you love to tour (and shop) in European hilltowns and adorable cobblestone road villages, you already know that comfortable summer travel shoes and sandals can mean the difference between a pleasant day exploring a city […]

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Luggage Review: Rimowa, my Favorite Lightweight Suitcase

“I have no room for souvenirs!” I can’t tell you how many people have told me that they would love to bring home souvenirs, but they have no room in their luggage. While lack of space might be an acceptable excuse for an around-the-world backpacker, it doesn’t really fly for the regular vacationer toting a […]

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Bringing wine home from Tuscany– great idea or disaster waiting to happen?

Everyone knows a bottle of wine makes a great souvenir, but does it make sense these days to carry it back home from overseas?  No liquid in your carry on means you have to pack your wine in your checked bag and leave it in the unsteady hands of  baggage handlers.  I’ve had friends who […]

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