Packing

Notes on my pre-airplane routine

Although I’m certainly not a full-time traveler, travel is still (obviously) a big part of my life. I average about 30 flights a year, mostly for pleasure but a few for business. I almost always fly out of JFK, and fly JetBlue 75% of the time and generally fly Delta whenever JetBlue doesn’t offer a […]

February 28, 2017 Continue reading…

How to pack for a weekend away (in a carry-on)

One of the things I now consider myself an expert in: packing for a weekend away in a carry-on. I cannot count how many times I’ve left New York City on Thursday night and come back on a Sunday night, but it has been many–and it has always been in a bag small enough to […]

May 16, 2016 Continue reading…

How to pack for a summer trip to Europe

Seven years ago, I graduated from college—and almost immediately hopped on a plane for a backpacking trip around Europe. I gallivanted through Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland, England, Austria and France for five weeks, mostly solo. Looking back on that trip, I feel like it was a lifetime ago: at 21 years old, I had […]

April 18, 2016 Continue reading…

What I do before a big trip

Since I’m currently having the most amazing time in Turkey (have you checked out Instagram lately?!) and it’s been reminding me just how much I love to explore a brand-new country. Even settled down in New York City, I travel enough that it still feels second nature to me. I don’t usually buy new things for a […]

June 10, 2014 Continue reading…

My travel beauty essentials

Now that I travel exclusively carry-on only (whether it’s for a weekend or 10 days), I’m pretty picky about what beauty products I bring with me. When I go to the beach or to the mountains, I have a tendency to leave all of my little luxuries behind: no makeup, no jewelry. However, no matter […]

February 18, 2014 Continue reading…

The five key pieces to pack for Iceland

No matter what time of year it is, be prepared for a chill in Iceland. The temperatures average around freezing in winter and creep up to highs of 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. Even during the 24 hours of daylight in summer, blue skies and sunshine are a rarity. The capital city of Reykjavik […]

July 29, 2013 Continue reading…