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Have weekend travels worthy of the Monday morning water cooler… without having to take a lot of time off of work.

  Whether you are backpacking around the world or staying in a 5 star hotel, it's always helpful to have a sleep kit. What is a sleep kit, you ask? It's a grab and go pouch filled with everything you need to have a great sleep on the road. I usually keep mine on

Note: This post was originally posted on Go! Girl Guides on 7/22/11. There’s no question that smart phones have revolutionized the way we travel. Where once we were traveling blind, we now have access to countless apps helping us do everything from trip planning to how to get around once you’ve

Packing can become quite complicated and packing to stay healthy on your trip can sometimes be overlooked. Traveling to exotic destinations that require specialized medications makes it seem as though all you have is a mobile pharmacy and no room for clothes in your suitcase. To make healthy packing easier, here

If you’re heading to the beach and looking to create a summer playlist full of iconic classics and fun, beachy tunes, look no further! I’ve set out to create a truly great list of songs sure to set a relaxing and upbeat vibe perfect for a day at the beach, a

  When jet-setting off to an impromptu weekend at the beach, the last thing you want is to be stuck pondering over what to bring. Here's a quick beach packing list with all the essentials to help you pack quickly so you can get out the door and on your way! Beach Bag

The colorful and unique houses that line Santa Monica's picturesque Pacific Coast Highway are a fun introduction to the whimsical California lifestyle. Sure, there's only about an foot in between each building, but since they're just a hop, skip and jump away from the beach, it's definitely the best spot in town.***To

The weekly "Jazz in the Garden" event is one of the most popular summer activities in Washington, DC. Centrally located right off the Mall at the National Gallery of Art's picturesque Sculpture Garden, people pack in each Friday to enjoy the night's jazz act (everything from Brazilian jazz to Afro Funk to

This week, reached 100 posts. Hurray! It’s a huge milestone and I’ve been planning a celebration of sorts to look back at a few of my favorite posts. Serendipitously, Katie at Tripbase has recently initiated a fun challenge called My 7 Links. The gist is that nominated bloggers pick out worthy

We all know that food and travel go hand in hand, and today I'm unveiling a fun new feature on Packed Suitcase... recipes inspired by world travel! And since we are currently in the thick of summer, I was thinking a festive drink native to the beach bars of the British

Washington, DC is unquestionably beautiful during the day, with its vast marble monuments and powerful landmarks. But if you really want to see DC at its finest, stick around until after sunset... At night, a quiet beauty envelops the city, and it's hard not to feel humbled by the beauty,

Auckland is the top gateway city for visitors arriving in New Zealand. For those looking to get out of the city and have a unique day trip before moving on to further explore this incredible country, why not head out on a brief ferry ride to picturesque Waiheke Island, full

Originally posted on on 6/17/11. Every destination has something you just have to see or do. You’ll read about it in guidebooks as you plan your trip and you’ll hear it when you arrive from the locals. As a tourist, you’re expected to want to go to visit the top