Fashion, Fun, and Convenience for the Modern Traveler

There are innumerable items available to travelers – of all tastes, budgets, interests, and needs – and it’s not always easy to figure out their benefits and drawbacks from an online catalog. Author Laura Martone shares with readers her latest travel product discoveries.

Getting Fit for Treks in Yosemite and Elsewhere, Part 1

The natural world provides geographical challenges that ensure some of the most exciting, inexpensive ways for travelers to get into shape and prepare for a variety of adventures. Laura Martone introduces readers to a fitness plan that will get them ready to get outdoors.

Two Travel Contests Worth Mentioning

People all around the world dream of traveling to exotic destinations, and on any given day, the list of available travel contests could go on and on. Author Laura Martone introduces readers to two new travel contests that caught her eye.

Celebrating the Marvel of Hot Air Ballooning

Throughout the year and around the world, spectators can watch vibrant hot air balloons take flight at a wide assortment of annual festivals and events. Laura suggests some festivals across America and resources for balloon enthusiasts worldwide.

Alaska, Seattle, and New York City from a Kid’s Perspective

Laura Martone reviews Cooper’s Pack travel books for children, featuring top sights in Alaska, Seattle, New York City. Each book typically features the travel experiences of Cooper, a friendly, backpack-wielding stuffed dog, and a local guide (another amiable stuffed animal) in a given destination.

It’s Not Too Late to Plan a Mardi Gras Trip

Widely celebrated for its extraordinary music, eclectic cuisine, and festive spectacles, New Orleans is perhaps best known for Mardi Gras. New Orleans expert, Laura Martone lets readers know it’s not too late to make it to the Big Easy.

The Coolest Traveling Coat Ever

Laura Martone is no stranger to the topic of trip essentials. In this article she reviews the stylish and practical Penny Coat by travel apparel company SCOTTEVEST.