Taking Care of Your Skin While on the Road

Skincare is something that is of personal importance to me. As someone who has suffered with keratosis pilaris her entire life, I always make sure to have proper moisturizer wherever I go. Thanks to Ian Pearson, a tech and photography enthusiast with a passion for writing and blogging, for this important post and reminder to never let skincare falter even when traveling! Follow him on Twitter at @1anPears.

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What To Do if Something Gets Stolen from Your Luggage at the Airport

This post was originally posted on the Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on November 19, 2015.


A TSA agent at New York’s JFK International Airport made headlines this week for stealing a $7,000 luxury watch that a passenger accidentally left in security. This isn’t the first time the TSA has been charged with theft. A 2012 ABC News investigation revealed that hundreds of TSA employees have been fired for swiping items from travelers’ bags. And a CNN report found that passengers incurred over $2.5 million in property losses between 2010 and 2014—to the tune of more than 30,000 reported losses. Read more

The Traveler’s Guide To Building The Ultimate First Aid Kit

This post was originally posted by TheHipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on August 28th, 2015.

Whether you’re building libraries in Zambia or adventuring around Madrid, any trip warrants a first aid kit. While it’s hardly the sexiest of travel topics, having basic first aid items on hand can mean the difference between a minor inconvenience and a major catastrophe. Here’s how to build a travel first aid kit for maximum health and safety—no matter where you are in the world. Read more

Travel Tip Tuesday: Toiletry Bag Organization!

Today I got a new toiletry bag for my carry on, which seems to be the ultimate bag for my necessities. It’s a Ricardo bag found at Bed Bath and Beyond and it’s made with water resistant fabric. Even though my Australia trip is a couple months away, I like to have my toiletry case ready to go at anytime! So, here is how I organized my new bag!

Travel Tip Tuesday: JOBY Gpod Mini Magnetic Flexible Tripod

If there’s anything a solo-traveler with a basic point-and-shoot camera absolutely needs, it’s one of these babies.

I discovered it somehow online and immediately bought one. Not only do the legs easily grip around or stand firmly on most items, its magnetic feet stick hard to metals so my Sony Cybershot is safe even on a windy bridge. PLUS it’s so small and light weight that I just throw it in my purse. My family was very impressed while on our recent trip to Australia when we didn’t even to ask any random strangers to take our pictures – I simply screwed this little guy into my camera, put on the timer, and stuck it to a metal pole. There is a longer version but I like to travel as light as possible. They even have an attachment for your iPhone, believe it or not!

Go and buy this before your next trip!

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