T-Minus 1 Day

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.

Road Trip Discovery: Kohr’s “The Original”

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