If you want to dress the part for your next Harry Potter themed trip, here’s possibly the world’s first Harry Potter packing list to help you!

Taking a long trip to Europe? Packing is a major hurdle before you leave! Here are my best tips on what to pack for long-term European travel, from my trip.

Going on a Destination Bachelorette Party? Here’s what to pack for the bride’s trip!

People often ask how I get such good photos and videos. To answer, here’s the full list of iPhoneography accessories I keep in my camera bag.

If you’re going to Romania, you need to see the countryside! A trip to Transylvania allows you to see Peleș & Bran Castles, and the town of Brașov.

When a friend started the sailing company A Dot in the Blue, he invited Mr. Valise & I to spend a week sailing in Greece. Um, yes, please. (Video included.)

When I learned I was traveling to Jordan – a solid seven months before the trip would happen –, my excitement was through the roof! Little did I know that in those seven months, I would pack up my apartment, start living nomadically, and end up really sick while in Jordan itself. I also packed ALL the wrong clothes!

Considering a ride aboard the Amtrak Crescent from New Orleans to New York, or vice versa? Read about my experience, and tips for enjoying your trip.

Spend time in Seattle, and you know it’s true: the city is growing, and fast. Simultaneously, Seattle is getting its act together about public transit, and finally extending the Link Light Rail train, plus adding new above-ground transportation options.