Extreme Light Packing For Ladies

My perception is that most minimalist packing lists are for men. Further research has shown this to be untrue, but I still want to add my own to help others who want to pack light.

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 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.

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.