5 Reasons to Put Jordan on Your Bucket List

As long as I can remember, Jordan has been on my bucket list for one reason: the Dead Sea. Here are four other reasons to visit (as though you need them!).

All About the History of Sutro Baths

Dive into the history of Sutro Baths, and discover why I loved the fact that I could really explore this unexpected wonder near San Francisco.

What to Pack for Indianapolis (and Summer in the Midwest)

I’m headed to Indianapolis this weekend — the Crossroads of America, and the heart of the intense Midwest summer weather. Here’s what to pack if you’re planning the same.

What to Pack for Western Canada (+ Printable Packing List!)

It’s been a while since I shared a packing list — here’s a revamped version & printable version that will hopefully help you too, if you’re ever visiting Western Canada!

On my 28th Birthday: A 30 Before 30 Checkup

Six months down, twenty-four to go. Here is my annual checkup on my 30 Before 30 goals… just in time for my birthday!

30 Before 30

With only 30 months before I turn 30 years old, I’ve written a list of goals to help make my birthday a celebration of the past while looking eagerly toward the future.

Mornings at Moon Palace

Like many other travelers who look deeper than the nearest gift shop–or fellow Moon Palace guests who look no further than the nearest bar–, I am a firm believer that the mornings reveal the most about a destination.

How to Pick the Perfect Pacific Coast Highway Rental Car

When planning your ultimate PCH road trip, don’t skip choosing a perfect car. Here’s how to pick the ultimate Pacific Coast Highway Rental.

Where to Begin: My Travel Bucket List

Welcome to the first post on Valerie & Valise! Learn about my travel bucket list, a set of goals I want to accomplish in my life and document on this blog.