A Mantra for 2016

Inspired by my friend Malia from Shoyu Sugar, I’m picking a single word to focus on in the coming year. ‘Minimize’ is my mantra for 2016.

How to Be an Airport Security Rockstar

Here are four simple rules to make your experience better when going through U.S. Airport Security — and everyone else’s too.

How to Pick the Perfect Travel Scarf

I never leave home without one, so I know what to look for in the perfect travel scarf. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to figure out which is best for you.

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!).

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.

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.