Boulder was the first stop in my Great Western Road Trip. I was curious more than anything and didn’t really expect to like the place so much. There was still plenty of tye-dye to be seen, but the Pearl Street Pedestrian Mall was less “hippie” than I’d expected. Continue reading
Well, my first trip to Colorado and Utah is less than a day away. I’m very excited. But tonight I faced the dreaded, but necessary packing. For as much as I love traveling, I really, really hate packing. This time I discovered one awesome thing:
I read about these Ziploc Space Bags for traveling on a list of travel hacks and decided to try them out. They don’t require a vacuum to suck out the air, you just roll the air out. The illustration that showed the rolling step was a bit confusing. You have to roll from the zipped end toward the other end of the bag.
I expect my stuff will be a bit wrinkled, but this really helped me solve the challenge of packing for an 8-day trip that will involve a temperature range from below freezing and ice to 80 degrees, as well as a series of sweat-inducing activities (dancing, hiking, biking, snowshoeing). Currently my suitcase is close to full, but not overly full with a little help from these bags.
Here I come Colorado.
In the thick of travel planning right now. Lonely Planet’s Colorado guide reaffirmed by love for their travel guides and only made me wish they had guides for every single place in the world. I’m heading West during the off season (possibly mud season…), but still hope to find some real gems to take in and to photograph.
I took a short solo road trip this past weekend to Seaside Heights, New Jersey. I have a friend getting married this fall who is from there and drove up for her bridal shower. Sadly, showers were also the weather I encountered so I didn’t spent more than a couple minutes on the beach (where I snapped a couple of photographs and then took cover). Continue reading