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Who’s Valerie?

Life’s too short for the baggage claim.
I’ve been traveling my whole life, in addition to time spent as a psychologist, marketer, and writer.
I’m now on a seven-month journey around the U.S. and Europe. 

Why ‘Valise?’

va·lise (vəˈlēs/noun):
a small traveling bag or suitcase.
When I chose my blog name in 2013, I thought I would share packing tips and tricks — I’ve now learned that my bag does more than just carry my belongings. She embodies and carries an extra bit of me every time we hit the road.