7 Practical Safe Travel Tips From an FBI Agent

7 Practical Safe Travel Tips From an FBI Agent

Every time I’m headed off to a new destination overseas, I get a ton of questions from people, “Is it safe?”, “Aren’t you worried about terrorism?”, “Where do you find safe travel tips?”  You won’t see me, willingly, traveling to Afghanistan anytime soon, and despite incidents 

The best travel tools every traveler needs in their carry on

The best travel tools every traveler needs in their carry on

There’s nothing worse than being on the road only to discover that you left one of your must-have travel accessories at home. From cell phones that die in the middle of an interview to being stuck on the tarmac with no headphones, as a travel 

Advice for moving abroad with kids from an expat

Advice for moving abroad with kids from an expat

Thinking of moving abroad with kids? When my kids were just 7 and 9 years old, I packed them up from their cushy Florida lifestyle and moved them to Milan, Italy as expats. As if uprooting them from their friends was not enough, I was 

Packing carry on luggage: secrets from a frequent traveler

Packing carry on luggage: secrets from a frequent traveler

How many times have you found a flight for just the right price? You click through to the order page and cha-ching, you’re hit with all those add-on fees. Often, checked bag fees can add $50 or more to the cost, each way!  As much 

Booking Hotels: How to Avoid Hotel Nightmares

Booking Hotels: How to Avoid Hotel Nightmares

I’ll never forget arriving at a luxury hotel in Napa to celebrate our 20th anniversary only to find that half the hotel was under construction and that the gym and spa were undergoing renovations. It was a hotel booking nightmare. I’m pretty thorough when researching 

7 Apps One Travel Writer Can't Live Without

7 Apps One Travel Writer Can't Live Without

What did we ever do to mange travel before our mobile devices? I guess we relied on our walkmans, stacks of papers and maps, and sleeping pills to get us through the chaos of travel today. Thanks to some innovative thinkers behind some of the