Travel isn't all itineraries, guides, packing lists, and tips/hacks.
I have some thoughts and experiences that don't fit squarely into the mold of this site, and I share them here. Read on to learn about my travel goals, my thoughts about travel, and more..
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Curious about Mr. Valise, my #1 travel buddy and life partner? Here's an introduction to Mr. V and our relationship history, for interested readers!
Want to set a yearly mantra? Learn about my 2019 mantra and why I chose "reach" to inspire the coming year -- plus how to set your own mantra for 2019.
As 2018 ends, let's look back over the year. Here's a recap of my travels, stories, and other delcious details packed into a post of my 2018 in review.
Once again, it's time to set a yearly mantra for 2018. Learn which words I considered this year, and the word I finally end up choosing as my mantra.
It’s party time! It’s hard to believe that today, October 21st, is my fourth blogiversary. Four years ago (in 2013), this little blog burst into the world. Valerie & Valise was born… but it was called Valise Magazine at the time....
On my mom's birthday, I asked her to share goals with us. Here is her '7 Before 70' list to work on in the next decade of her life!
After my 30th Birthday, it's time to look back on my 30 Before 30 challenge. Was I able to achieve my goals? What happens to the ones I didn't finish?
With one month left in my 30 Before 30 challenge, I want to share some of the lessons I've learned in the process. Happy (almost) birthday to me!
2016 has come – and gone – and now it's time to look back. Check out my video review of the year, plus a few announcements for travel in 2017.